Daycare should not be a taxpayer-funded program.
2 NO votes from our household.
Let PERA fund its own miserable retirement account, not from the taxpayers.
I'm glad you asked that question, Roland. Having worked with both Sheriff Maketa and Commander Reid, I believe I have a unique perspective on the job. The Sheriff's duties comprise much, much more than traditional law enforcement. Reid is a leader, and leadership is the most important quality I look for so that we can continue the programs Maketa has implemented in El Paso County. I hope you agree.
As someone who has followed elections for decades, I always like to know why candidates are running for the positions that they choose. I find it intriguing that Mr. Reid is running for Sheriff, just months after "quitting" his job at the Sheriff's Office, then accepting another position within the county.
Mr. Bernson, I was intrigued by your comments, so I looked up Mr. Reid’s website. Impressive credentials, I will vote for Mr. Reid. I am including the web link for your convenience http://www.jimreidforsheriff.com/
They need to raise it to 2 billion. There is never enough funding for education. Although we spend more than any other country in the world on each student, just a few billion more should do the trick...
It'll get our votes.
The opponents call everything overreach; ignore their whining.
Mr. Bensberg...... You and I have agreed on many things over the years. I am just curious as to why you would support a candidate for sheriff of this great county that has no actual Law Enforcement experience?
I think Jim would brings another dynamic to the Sheriffs Office besides law enforcement. With his vast knowledgement in the fire service and homeland security among other things he could bring more understanding from the top law enforcement officer in the County when it comes to dealing with large scale events as we have had in the past several years.
Reid is right - he's "the guy," the right choice to succeed Sheriff Maketa!
Hey Jarred shouldnt you remind the Mayor of that fact.
Important to remember that Colorado Springs Utilities reports to, and is controlled by, City Council and not the Mayor.
Just look how many years it took them to correct the traffic pattern signs at the roundabout at New Center and S. Carefree.
Old Guy...they have plenty of money...just too many high end employees who don't know what they are doing.
These engineers' idea of solving traffic is to put in more stop lights...check out the new mess on Filmore, or travel through woodmen at Academy.
Most of these people are retiring at age 45 at full salary...it is stupid employee benefit deals, not tabor, that is the problem.
Do all these politicians really have to dye their hair...who can trust these guys with bad dye jobs...not me for sure.
Keith and Steve...you both look silly.
Citizens need to pull together to dump TABOR so elected leaders can make tough decisions to raise sufficient revenues to solve these problems. Leaving tax decisions in the hands of a lynch mob electorate is a suicide pact to destroy everything.
I said here, often, that adopting a "strong mayor" scheme was the wrong path.
I said here, often, that electing a wife-beating developer was the wrong choice.
Time has proven my fears to be valid; the city has a dictator with a bad agenda.
Time for Council to quit talking about it and hire an attorney -- or more than one, considering the weightiness of the issues and the size of the city operation. This should have been sorted out before the rush to change the charter.
I think City Council did the only thing the Mayor and Mr. Melcher were going to allow them to do. Trying to advance one's own agenda by repeatedly telling Council they did not have the authority to seek outside legal assistance when the City Attorney's Office refused to give them the service they were entitled to has left them with no other option. It has been clear from the start that the mayor feels the City Attorney is there to promote his and only his opinion. The disrespect shown to a duly elected Council by the Mayor and his staff has been inexcusable. If it requires a legal challenge then so be it - I place the blame on Mr. Bach and Mr. Melcher - not City Council who are trying to do their best to serve all the people of Colorado Springs and not just the downtowners and developers.
City Council yesterday you effectively drove a stake into the heart of the City Attorney's office! Council members when you have two attorney's rendering an opinion (one to Council and one to the Executive branch) do we then have to sue each other in Court for a decision on that opinion from the Judge, what will that cost the taxpayers, just asking?
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