Colorado Springs Forward is nothing more than a new front group for the old Iron Triangle, and is still business as usual in the good old boy network of Colorado Springs and El Paso County:
Yes, they got elected a drug-warrior clueless career politician mayor. Still no cannabis revenue in the city, either.
Yes, they got changed the city manager system in the city to the strong mayor form of government--which has been a disaster.
Yes, they got raised taxes for roads because they can't manage a budget properly.
Yes, they want to screw up the downtown with City for Champions, which nobody outside the Iron Triangle developers want or need.
Yes, they hide in the background, because if the Iron Triangle were exposed, and there would be a political revolution in the city and county to toss out those people who are most responsible for the decline in the local infrastructure and the forced economic dependency on federal defense and tourism dollars instead of diversifying the economy into more manufacturing.
Yes, they were behind Amendment 2, and the area still hasn't shaken that, two decades later.
Yes, they've let development go amok in every direction, which is why east of Academy the streets run in every direction and we still don't have an east-west expressway.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...
If -- it it true, as the gentlemen in the article states is true that Colorado Springs has a negative image around the nation - how does sending someone like Amy Lathen to represent Coloado Springs in Washington, D.C. improve that image? Can you imagine her in a meeting with Michael Bennet?
You're wrong about CSF's political affiliation. Chuck Murphy is a D and others. If CSF was trying to get the money of a mostly Democrat majority, that would be their flavor-- it is purely a demographic analysis for them about what's needed to get their agenda met. Members have excorciated conservative voices for opposing their agendas more than they have done so for others. They are principle-less except in the principle of enriching themselves and providing the best opportunity to get taxpayer corporate welfare for themselves. That's all fine--it's a free country, but short of time-intensive personal research there is no way for the average citizen to know anything about "who's behind the curtain." Besides Pam and her informative approach, all the public sees is CSFs PR facade of wanting to "end divisiveness" and rainbow ponies, because that's what the Gazette puts out and shows up on billboards.
It just proves why our government was intended to be at least a two party system - so that all citizens had some chance of having their voices heard. If one party controls all the elected positions and appointed offices that is not a democratic approach to governing. So it is no surprise the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County are the real ones running the City and County. And yes it is difficult to live here - discouraging when everyone complains about how bad the roads are and no one wants a downtown stadium yet they just refuse to give anyone not hand picked by the powers that be a chance of trying to make a difference. But if you and others with a different point of view leave then who will be left to be a thorn in their side? Someone has to at least try to keep them honest.
How comforting it is to know that a handful of wealthy patrons are looking after me and the city in which I live - even going so far as to provide me with a ready-made palette of candidates for office. Not.
One can only hope that, being fully accustomed to getting their own way, the members of CSF and like-minded other organizations will find at least one issue upon which there is hearty disagreement. One further hopes that each puts itself out-of-commission while doing battle to gain the upper hand.
The more I learn about the inner-workings of Colorado Springs, the less I want to live here.
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The Indy didn't lie. They printed a dated story from the Denver Post. Ed Quillen was a well researched writer and I miss my old friend dearly. The Dems and Repubs pretty muched switched places in the sixties what with the southerners running from the Kennedys and Lynden.
Look again at this article and surmise just which party today would best embrace this behavior.
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Excellent interview for this article, and a really good talk last night! About 1,500 people showed up and I know it was a very powerful story for all of us to hear. It's such an important conversation to have as a community, because it is a complex conversation and there are so many folks doing good work in COS to try and get in front of the problems, as well as to handle the mop up! Let's give them the support they need, or even better, rally to be part of the solution ourselves.
murderers should be executed
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Child Protective Services has gone to the far side of capturing federal funding since this article was written. Snatching children not because they are abused but because they are adoptable, to service the highly lucrative adoption market in this country. Child protective services are the modern age Nazi's of America.
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Brian... taxpayers are not footing the bill. Paid for by business owners.
Same authority as a citizen. If they witness an illegal act, they can detain until police arrive. Essentially a citizen's arrest. You can do the same thing. However, it's typically not worth your safety. Bottom line is they are extra eyes to keep watch over public safety.
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