Just wait until Ms. Palus and Mr. Suthers give the Broadmoor Rosemont Reservoir! This town is whack. Take names and vote this council out!
Since when does the City Parks department spend so much time at the Broadmoor? Why is the head of the marketing department for the Broadmoor on the panel? I agree: too cozy in my opinion. The Broadmoor is not the only business in town, but our city government sure acts like they are.
Very cozy. I wonder how much Ms. Palus knows about the Broadmoor's interest in Rosemont Reservoir water rights.
Do you agree with the Colorado Springs City Council decision not to place a parks funding measure on the April Municipal Election ballot? A one minute Quick Poll. Thank you!
Odin writes, "General rule of arguments: The first person accuse someone of fascism is almost always wrong and is almost always an ignorant dickhead."
Don't forget the same rule applies to socialism, as so many "ignorant dickheads" demonstrated when accusing Obama.
For the last eight years right-wing ideologues have been whining about Obama, and they have been whining about Clinton for 24 years. It did not take any of them long to figure out that whining losers are objects of derision, as they themselves have been for so many years.
Comical and a big, "Duh!"... is the Broadmoor the new headquarters for the taxpayer funded Parks and Recreation Department? Planning the next chunk of historic parkland they intend to give away while assuming a behemoth liability?
Bob Nicoll asks, "Want an orange slice?"
Watch out! A Trump (Registered Trademark) orange slice could cost as much as $25, plus tip for service, and chances are the supplier was stiffed!
Well thanks for the honest feedback. We'll try to improve as we love our city, just like you! Btw, My name is not spelled Roland, and I'm not from Fayetteville...fact checking, spelling for journalists?....details are always a work in progress aren't they?...guess the mission continues for all of us!
Lil Mick, you haven't got a clue what fascism is or isn't, you just throw the term around to try to feel superior, just as you throw out your family's past service, which, by the way, pales in comparison to that of my family. Plus, unlike you, I served as well and did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as serving in Bosnia and DESERT STORM.
General rule of arguments: The first person accuse someone of fascism is almost always wrong and is almost always an ignorant dickhead.
... The City Council long-term has proven pathetic at maintaining city infrastructure whether it is the parks or roads. In the 1970's 1980's and early 1990's the roads and parks were properly maintained with the existing budgets. Our corrupt Council would then drain funds from those two groups - claim to the citizens "Were Broke" and beg for tax increases to cover for them subsidizing developer interests. Our developers/development fees are 70% LESS than the average of the other front range cities. Raise the development fees to be equal to our neighboring cities, fund stormwater with that and leave the parks/road maintenance budgets alone. This council is corrupt to the interests of developers....Let's see how much infrastructure costs they pass to the citizens for the Banning Lewis Ranch/Jenkins development !!
I am 61 years old, my father and mother both enlisted in the Army to fight the spread of fascism in Europe, which would eventually have come to our shores.
I am speaking of WW II, my mother joined the Women's Army Corp, and my father was a 2nd lieutenant who fought on the front lines in France.
My father took a bullet from a German soldier, shattering his right arm and went through major surgery, grafting his thigh bone to repair the shattered bones in his arm.
He is a purple heart recipient and to me they are both heroes who fought to keep their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren free from fascism.
Odin and Bob Nicoll, you are both cowardly, ignorant, disgusting human beings and this country and world would be better off without either of you.
You fucking fascist bastards disgust me!
I too live in briargate, a couple blocks from research and literally drive the entire length of it to get to work and never once received any type of notification. I don't have an HOA in my neighborhood and there were no visible signs posted either. I absolutely support more biking routes in the city, but taking away traffic lanes isn't the way to do it. I lived in Fort Collins for several years and loved the bike route structure there, you can ride all the way through town without having to share the path with dangerous drivers! That is more of what we need in this town.
This article is the pinnacle of shameful and unprofessional "journalism" to the point of fiction writing. Allen Beauchamp is on the city's payroll as an adaptive bike specialist. Canadian-born Cory Sutela is a Manitou Springs resident and employed by Sram, a high-end bike manufacturer. (Is Sutela even a registered voter in Colorado?) Surely, both Beauchamp and Sutela receive some stipend for their Bike Colorado Springs roles that are grant funded by Colorado Health. One would like to believe Colorado Health's purpose in funding Bike Colorado Springs was fitness not political activism. Let's not overlook there's money to be made for Beauchamp and Sutela. Why not share those key facts, Tim Bergsten?
Where did the funding come for this Bicycling Experiment come from? We didnt have money to fix our potholes and crumbling roads throughout the city a few years ago. We had to implement a tax to get this taken care of. Public schools no longer have the funds for bus transportation. We are threatened every now and then that we cant afford our police force. So why are we spending money on several large salaries for this planning committee? How much money went into this failed project total? Not just salaries and related expenses, but their share of city resources they took? How long will they continue to spend money, time and resources on a failed experiment?
Originally TOPS was just for acquisition and then was tweaked to allow a percentage for maintenance of TOPS properties. In 2013, citizens approved a change allowing a percentage of TOPS funds to be used for any City parks. The City abruptly took those funds and reduced the general fund commitment by the same amount. What special taxes like TOPS, PSST, etc do is set up for the City to rob the funds originally dedicated for those purposes. Parks are a role of government and should be covered under the general fund and to the extent allowed by TOPS. It is also important to note that TOPS has a sunset and without continuance, the City will scream bloody murder because they've a squandered much of what was previously dedicated from the general fund for parks. They've gotten accustomed to the extra dollars.
Sally and Odin I think something we should all be wondering. Why didnt Putin retaliate? Or When will Putin retaliate?
To those who seemed confused that the author isn't pretending to hide his agenda or to take it with a very large grain of salt. This article is listed under the columns heading (for the column titled Good Dirt) and not the news heading of the Indy. That means it's his take on things. It should not surprise you at all.
Agreed, David Lien.
Very true, Norm Bangeman
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