So right now if you are homeless you don't have a backyard to garden, a kitchen to wash vegetables in, a stove to cook on, or a pot to piss in...so this helps how?
And did the couple reducing dependence on food stamps reduce their food stamps during those months or spend the benefits on something else.
I've been there! It's beautiful! The Pinery is so romantic, I really want to get married there. My dad knows Mitch, maybe I'll get a discount.
Maybe Councilor Collins should address the residents of her district about preventing crime themselves. They should take some responsibility and be active citizens in the safety of their own community. The police can't be everywhere.
We used to have these kinds of farms in this country. They were called "poor farms" -- Park and Rec offices now sit on the site of El Paso County's. Social Security was meant to keep people from that fate.
Everything old is new again.
One day, we hope to establish a sustainable farm where homeless and mentally ill people can live, work in the fresh air and get help. Let's call it "Sunrise Farm." The start will be (as described in this story) a "Sunrise Garden" project in Dorchester. If you'd like to help out financially or with time or expertise, email the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Then she adds, "That's my problem with new taxes — promises are always made and they're never kept."
The lack of funding for the CSPD has meant the end to a number of programs that are meant to curb violence before it can occur.
If Collins is serious about alleviating crime in her district, she needs to work with the police to put in place programs that help keep children away from crime. And those programs take money.
There are no simple or easy answers as to WHY the problem exists but there are many circumstances that come into play.
Some problems are derived from larger problems in the general national situation.
- Density is a way to provide low cost housing to low-wage earners (Wal-Mart Syndrome).
- Of itself, density isn't a problem; it's the quality of the people living there.
- The low quality of some of the people there is a function of many things, like poor education, or growing up in poverty with parents who were not equipped to be good parents.
- Fewer good jobs in the USA as many jobs are off-shored by Wall St and corporate greed.
- Rampant sale of illegal drugs to support oneself since good jobs are harder to find.
- A failed war on drugs that criminalizes MJ users / dealers who resort to violence.
- Rampant use of alcohol and drugs.
- Not enough police or community support due to both a state and a local TABOR.
There are more issues at play, but I've tried to list some of the issues. The term "failure chain" comes to mind as there is often a cascading effect where a failure to be educated leads to a person failing in the job market that leads them to turn to crime, etc.
"It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- CSIndyReader
The city police force is divided into different geographic districts. This means a police officer does not have to drive across the city to get to a call. Sand Creek officers respond to Sand Creek calls and Gold Hill officers respond to Gold Hill calls. Besides, police have these things called lights and sirens which allow them to legally run lights and drive faster than the speed limit.
" It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 AM
Since the city police forces are divided into geographic districts, no officer would have to drive across the city to respond, unless it was a very large incident. Officers in the Sand Creek Division only work on Sand Creek area cases, officers in the Gold Hill Division handle Gold Hill cases.
Have to say the comment that high-density housing is necessarily the cause struck me as off. Having lived in high-density housing and been in parts of the world where that is more the norm than the US's suburban sprawl, it's not the housing, it's the people in the housing. If they don't want to commit or allow crime in their area, then it ican be dealt with much more effectively. More police often leads to a reverse effect of accused profiling or discrimination - zero sum. When a community comes together - with or without police - things can happen. My wife's neighborhood in Topeka was and is poor, but is well-maintained, clean and low-crime.
C4C:a $350,000,000 proposition in local public funds.
Kewl. More critters for the mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and even the occasional bear to eat. As if people's dogs and cats and outdoor garbage bins aren't a big enough attraction, let's add some deeelish goat meat to the menu.
Maybe it's all of the pot holes in the way that are keeping them from better response times- LOL!
Wonder how much urban sprawl contributes to these response times? It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other.
Ms. Collins should request the CSPD to institute "Stop and Frisk" in her district.
It worked to reduce crime for Mayor Bloomberg.
Jill has no idea what she is talking about. She's trying to gain a following of the urban farming peoples and help push Monyckas lil goat project. Want goats, go live on a farm. Jill, you are a waste of a chair on City Council. Colorado Springs has serious problems like stormwater and City of Champions being pushed down for taxpayers to pay. Grow up and do the job you were given by Bach and his City Clerk.
Not a believer in the assembly/delegate process. Quite frankly, this should be put in the voters’ hands and each candidate’s name should be on the November ballot – so then the voters can truly have their say in who is elected the next Sheriff. This Assembly process seems to be nothing more than the “good ol’ boys” club and doesn’t appear to have a true representation of the community. The results from the March 2014 Assembly, specific to the elected Sheriff position, marked a very sad day! Bill Elder IS NOT what the Sheriff’s Office needs. He will do no good for the Office or for the community. He is to driven by evil to bring about any good.
Bill Elder said no file exists on him right? Then why is his name and his interview documented in the files of the other people that were involved in the fraud? Why did Bill Elder quit working at the sheriffs office if he had such a "spotless" record. Those are two questions I'd like answered.
Good job Salina!!! I'm proud of you girlfriend!!! :)
First of all let me just say Quail does not have the amount of mobiles in the park that was described in the beginning of the story. It has approx 281 mobiles in the park, also I recently know first hand that this is not an issue anymore, As far as I see the management now is awesome, I have family that lives in the park and it is kept very nice, I think that the woman in the story jumped the gun by removing her rose bushes she did not have to do that, we also are in a drought here in colorado and I know that the park works on this all the time with water and lawns etc, which is understanding. Anyhow it seems like Quail is much better now than ever with the new management.
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