The sky sox stadium idea represents the kind of vision we do not have but desperately need. The "obscure real estate" mentioned by one commenter is Colorado Springs LODO waiting and wanting to happen as soon as we develop some community courage and vision. Were there conservative naysayers 20 years ago in Denver talking about the ridiculous idea of developing DT Denver's run-down north end? Did an enlightened City do the right thing there? Did development of Denver's LODO create jobs and a vibrant city? Were there challenges to overcome that were worth overcoming? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
"...the National League of Cities put out a report saying we've had six straight years of revenue decline," Gilroy adds. "Local governments are still reeling from the impacts from the recession. That always prompts governments to start looking at alternatives, such as going to the private sector."
"Going to the private sector" is no panacea, nor should it be the first/only alternative. Mayor Botch has tried no alternatives, he just jumped into bed with SERCO.
When your "strong mayor" comes into office backed by billionaires whose intent is to destroy as much of government as they can, at all levels, the intent soon becomes clear. Just about every bit of COLO SPGS government will be sold off or contracted out before we can get this maniac out of city hall. I warned about this.
Doesn't matter whether you hate or like Doug Bruce -- the man has a constitutional right to be heard on the issues. Deny that right and you show your lack of understanding of this nation's founding principles. On this one, I think he makes a lot of sense.
What do they fear and why?
What do the fear and why?
The letter from the NAACP Colorado president is shockingly absurd. The fact is, since the first no-excuse mail ballot in 1994 no colorado secretary of state nor any county clerk has ever sent mail ballots to inactive-failed to vote voters because the law always prevented it. Gessler pressed for statewide uniformity so Denver's election processes are the same as El Paso's process.
Also, not one overseas ballot was prevented from being mailed. This claim is totally false.
Evers taught us that every vote is precious and shouldn't be cancelled out by an ineligible vote. Unfortunately, this letter is designed to simply take a swipe at Gessler which does a disservice to the public.
More taxpayer money, down the toilet. If El Paso County harrassed its constituents with costly and needless "security," the commissioners would be recalled.
More taxpayer money, down the toilet. If El Paso County offices harrassed its constituents this way, with costly and needless "security," the commissioners would be recalled.
Definitely heard you around Garden of the Gods in the middle of the night... Couldn't sleep thanks to that... Might want to think about other people occasionally... Scared my dog to death
To MirandaMiller345....aka Cynthia Burbach
LMAO....Your narcissistic views have you confused. Full support for you is only in your disturbed mind especially when it comes to your "former" co-workers!!!
Although I doubt Mr. Pico intended to violate the city's Code of Ethics, the Ordinance is succinct. Language includes "perceived," "appearance of a conflict," "remote," and "indirect." It's pretty comprehensive, and council made it that way purposely when it was first adopted in 1994 and amended in 2009.
Mr. Pico will have to recuse himself from hearing or voting on all future annual budgets that include anything related to Fleet Management. Additionally, he will have to recuse himself from any discussions where employees of Fleet Management are involved, including salary considerations, benefits, labor disputes, etc.
The city has been down this road before, as have I as a former council member with a very similar circumstance. Bottom line: elected and city officials do not contract work with the city. The city has already opined that "recusal" and "disclosure" does NOT remove this matter from conflict. The city chose to adopt a Code of Ethics that is stricter than what the state requires. As such, the city (including the city attorney) is obligated to abide by the provisions spelled out in the Code of Ethics.
I never thought I would agree with the Dougster on anything, but he and Collins are right this time. The Mayor thinks of himself as the second coming of JFK. Along with Queen Suzi, he struts his stuff with a coterie of cops surrounding him. Another brain dead Council sheepishly does whatever His Royal Highness wants. The more things change, the more they get worse in C-Springs.
I haven't heard anybody talk about how the fire started. Anybody know?
Hey, Little Stevie, you're not helping!
This is great work. It provides local insights into a national story, tells us about Myers the man, Sanford FL, the former police chief there and the complexities of the African-American issue in that area. In the process, it also shows the folly of the CS mayor in refusing to work with Myers.
Terry Maketa is doing his typical good job...clearly correcting in his capacity all the mistakes of last summer made by the city.
Remember what' a small percentage of what was donated last dummer was actually given to fire victims, a huge percentage going to administration with primarily bottled water going to the victims was about it.
To SexyGirl26 - Do you know Ms Burbach? Do you have inside info? I would guess not. Read CO District Attorney's Council's statement (wonderful and accurate). Are you aware that there are defense attorneys in full support of her, judges, too, highly respected and revered toxicologists and even co-workers? Stay tuned. You're missing parts of this story.
Who cares what Doug, the convicted felon, Bruce has to say? What he says or does has no relevance. Please stop giving him any newspaper coverage. People do not care what he has to say. He thrives on attention which is very apparent when he comes into city offices or CSU. He struts around demanding attention and being rude and disrespectful to employees, customers, police officers, and anyone else that he can gain attention from. I am amazed that he thinks he still has the ability to influence people. He needs to crawl back into one of his dilapidated houses and move on with his life.
"... he really got agitated when Council President Keith King called for a motion and second on the security measures vote before inviting the public to comment on the matter...."
YOU in the GOP voted for the "strong mayor" and the wife beater. Shut up, bend over and try not to vote for these jerks next time.
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