How city attorney Chris Melcher can tip the scales of power toward the mayor, while still representing Council

Imagine a lawyer walking into a courtroom intending to represent the prosecution and the defense. It would be preposterous.

But that's akin, some say, to what is happening in Colorado Springs' city government, wherein City Attorney Chris Melcher is expected to represent all branches of the government — even when they're at odds.

Thursday, May 16, 2013