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Manitou Springs councilwoman Susan Wolbrueck resigns

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Manitou Springs city councilwoman Susan Wolbrueck has resigned from her council position, according to a city spokesperson.

Wolbrueck did not attend Tuesday night's city council meeting. A message to Mayor John Graham from Wolbrueck obtained by KRDO says she resigned due to a death in her family. She said she no longer has the time to appropriately serve.

"I do not feel that I will be able to continue to be as engaged as is necessary to be a city council representative," Wolbrueck said in her message.

Wolbrueck represented Ward 1 in Manitou Springs. Her term was set to expire on January 4, 2022.

The city of Manitou Springs currently has the Ward 1 District seat listed as vacant on the city website. According to the city, any residents of Manitou Springs interested in serving should fill out an application here.

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Chelsea Brentzel

Chelsea is an investigative reporter for KRDO NewsChannel 13. Learn more about Chelsea here.



  1. all the parking boxes bs and stealing business’s parking spots as well might have something to do with it. Manitou Springs is going to run itself out of business. They have the “Incline” but what else is in Manitou ?

    1. I hope you’re joking but Manitou does have a lot to offer including the cog railway, the cliff dwellings, the miramont museum, and not to mention it generally has the ‘cute’ factor. There is also cave of the winds, and red rock canyon open space but I think those are technically outside of city limits

      1. hearing what you are saying, but is just going to Manitou and spending time there come with too many taxes and fees?

      2. Actually, with rents skyrocketing, the Official’s abuse of parking mandates and rules, the Police etc lack of cooperation with local artists and business owners have lead to many of those businesses now being outside/foreign owned. Many longstanding Artists have fled the rents. The City Council’s inability to tackle the parking issues have lead to fustration and decline in attendance at even the largest and well promoted standing events.
        Their relationship with the Broadmoor has done little to benefit residents. It is now like every other tourist town in the West.

    1. You’re just ate up with it…bad actors told you to despise your neighbors, and your sheep self happily complied.

  2. She likely has a lot of reasons for resigning and they all have to do with what she believes are the bad decisions being made by the other council members. Democracy is 2 wolfs and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner and she was the sheep who had to get out of the den of wolfs.

  3. The coverage done on TV was more thorough than what is on the website. How is it possible that the Manitou’s own city council doesn’t know their own inner workings of their city administration. Isn’t the city council in charge of the city administrators and department heads? To me the only explanations that could result from this answer is they don’t want to know so they are not involving themselves, or they have a lot of rogue administrators and department heads and they need to get them in line or start finding replacements.

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