Andrew Womack is a good man with a loving and giving heart for people.
. I find it funny how "so called" liberals want everyone to be tolerant of others when in reality theyre the most intolerant of anyone who doesn't agree their point of view. Ie: If a conservative doesn't like something, they find an alternative. When a liberal doesn't like something they want attempt to force everyone to comply with them or they resort to belittling slandering using half truths or outright lying. Never ever attempt to confuse a liberal with the facts.
The club was called Pink Cadillac.
Pedal On to Carrie and the rocking staff of the Colorado Springs Independent!
Back off people. Why all the hate? This is a country of power and money. His power and money has done more for this city then anyone of you bad mouthing him. What have you done to ensure jobs, tourism, a beautiful view. Are you taking care of the issue at hand, no didn't think so. With pot legalized more people come here to live, which his money has created jobs, visiting, which his money is fixing things that draw in crowds while you just wait for the city to fix problems. I bet if he paid for all the messed up roads we still have you would thank him because our tax money isn't getting the job done. So be thankful he's doing what he's doing to better Colorado Springs. Ungrateful people. Wow.
COS has some darn good reporting. Pam Zubeck- J. Stanley and Nat Stein are doing a great job telling the residents of COS the devious nonsense going on. Who's going to call this to action? We need police force on this, judicial type of crap we pay taxes for.
Bribery folks- it's illegal. Why it's not being prosecuted god only knows.
I'm having a hard time getting too worked up about this . . . a building empty for more than 5 years? Owned by an entity that was paying NO taxes? If someone other than a rich developer had been able to pull this off in order to renovate an historic city building (rather than bull-dozing it), wouldn't we be applauding?
And yes, the result will be high-end housing, but doesn't our whole community gain by keeping a bit of our history in our midst?
Where is the religious test to be a soldier in the military.? Why doesn't the kid punk Mikey go,ahead and discharge and REFUSE soldiers with Christian, Catholic and Jewish background. Then he can be Obama's operative to defeat the military and give Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and other despot communists Islamist terrorists sovereignty over our country security. Mikey is a punk set up by the globalists for the one world government. If he has a chance to get one of Clinton's e-mails, he would give them to China and North Korea and blame ALL Christians for espionage. This irrational 60 year old kid is beside himself.
Mr. Anschutz is like our own little Koch Bros.! And I don't mean thst in a good way..... Throwing his money around, he wants to control everything and everyone. He certainly seems to have our political leaders doing his bidding, not to mention state & US elected officials.
Seems like every time there is a swindle in this town it involves the Jenkins Family. On a side note: Did someone beat this family with an ugly stick? Is it a genetic issue? A result of inbreeding? Are they evil mole people? Just an observation.
From a post from last September on "Liberty for COS" (https://www.facebook.com/liberty4cos/posts…
"Here’s a thinking person’s explanation of what really happened: Jenkins somehow gets the property for $50,000. Remarkably the property is assessed at that purchase price (Jenkins donated $17,500 to County Treasurer Lowderman's campaign who is in charge of assessments see link: http://coloradopols.com/diary/60558/el-pas…). Now, as Jenkins develops the property, the value will obviously go up (again his pal, Lowderman is in charge of assessments) and Jenkins will have to pay more taxes, right? He’ll pay more taxes, but because his new acquisitions have been included in the revised boundaries of the DDA, any growth of tax revenue above the baseline goes to the DDA (because of the TIF that’s in place) and now his property is a potential and likely beneficiary of the DDA dollars. Jenkins--completely coincidentally--also happens to serve on the DDA board that decides where the money goes. So his higher taxes will not benefit the City, they will benefit himself. When normal citizens’ taxes go up, they benefit the City, when friends of Council’s taxes go up—they go up to benefit themselves!"
Since the time of this post, the DDA has in fact awarded the lion's share of the DDA's TIF revenue to Jenkins' Penrose development. Is anyone shocked?
Now folks this is how Business is done in this City and Country this is how ya get things done. Ya give a million dollars away so ya can take it off your taxes. Then pay less then the price of a automobile for prime property from the same people ya gave the million to. Then turn around and talk your local buddies into lowering the property tax on that property because its supposedly junk. Then say its for the betterment of our population because your going to turn it into apartments very few can afford. Yea thats how its done.
John Howell: Like in one hand and defecate in the other. Then eat them both. College transcripts are PRIVATE!! Do you understand the meaning of the word private? It means none of your fucking business. Wanna see my tax returns? Same issue. Not your business, moron. !
Fubecal is onto something - the city has nearly endless "projects" with money flowing into its crony's pockets. Why did they spend money on the incline? This deal was done before that was done. Why did thier buddys get millions to buy the vineyard golf course? Why do we have the highest sales taxes in the state and Not ONE pot hole has been fixed? Just ask phillip if him and his buddys will fix lake ave? Oh sorry its done.
One of the Seven Deadly Sins is Greed. Anshutz sounds greedy even though he hides behind philanthropy. Wake up City Council. You are the only hope. The Parks Department has had the wool pulled over their eyes.
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Springs Native: I am a native 4th generation native and I disagree. He has pumped money in to his attractions for his benefit. 7 falls is owned by him costs to see this attraction have sky rocketed while paying very minimal labor. Cog Railway same thing. The News paper owned and biased to him and his endeavors. The ranch on Cheyenne mtn. off limits to us, the proposed stable the same unless you pay the Hotel. His name on the World arena OWNED by us but profit from some venues to him the stadium down town that hes championing for that we build and he runs and manages for his profit all while providing low paying jobs for the common worker. Nothing extra, nothing more for the residents, nothing for the Community. Ive been many times to Strawberry fields and those trails were put in for the guests of the Hotel they start right there and go no where else but the Falls. Will we be able to use them once he owns them? The kids using the parks? That's what parks are for. Maybe not keg parties but the Park dept could stop that if its really happening and anyone nailing anything to a tree needs fined up the wazzoo and horse whipped. I originally thought him buying the Hotel was a good thing hes done good things in other cities. But turns out he wants everything the Army dont already have. We need an economy more then Visitors to the Hotel and Military. If he wants to do something for Colorado Springs get some Industry back so our kids have somewhere to make a life long living here and dont have to move to Denver.
He keeps trying to make things more attractive for the broadmoor, so he can make a better profit. But I will say from personal experience, anshutz/broadmoor as a whole, has dumped a ton of money into our economy. They have made better efforts at making it a better place than anyone else mentioned in this article. Yes it's for a better profit for the broadmoor, but we all profit from it.
On another note, I spent a few minutes at the strawberry fields protest.....most of those people didn't even know it existed, and most of those people will never go up there again, unless there is some attraction....which the broadmoor will bring! As far as I know, the only thing that happens at strawberry fields is keg parties the high schoolers are throwing! They actually said during the protest, "for those that have never been here, please explore"?!? I was thinking are you kidding?!? You've never even been up here! And keep in mind these are the same people that are nailing trashy signs, of the protest, to the trees! Clearly you respect the area by driving nails into the trees. And ironic that the people headed to the protest didn't complain about the trails that were built by the broadmoor That go past strawberry fields, and take you to seven falls.
One more thing......the incline erosion is contracted to be fixed soon. Kinda hard to fix any erosion, when the ground is frozen?!?
I'm all for the land swap and that area is my neighborhood! I see nothing but benefits for all by doing this!
Okay, there is a problem with this column. I have "liked" several remarks made by others and only "dislikes" are recorded. So my "likes" are improperly recorded as "dislikes".
Lee Wolf might want to ask why the city would neglect Strawberry Fields while spending nearly $2 million on the Incline which they do not yet own if this land swap deal wasn't in the works for a long time? Spending city funds on attractions not in their stewardship while leaving ones which are should have anyone with a rational mind to question anyone in support of this swap. In addition Mr. Wolf's private property would enjoy a bump in valuation for it's incidental location.
The most vocal proponents of this swap are the neighbors whose land is adjacent to Strawberry Fields and the politicians who are likely being funded by the Broadmoor.
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