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?
This article is fair and balanced. The City of Colorado Springs is one of the most beautiful settings in the country...nestled into the loving arms of the majestic Pikes Peak, surrounded by the best nature has to offer. I sincerely hope the citizens pull together to collaborate on a global solution to the massive infrastructure needs.
The Independent has never made claims about being unbiased, so judging them on that basis is rather pointless. Our local daily, on the other hand, makes such claims all the time, whilst simultaneously posting some of the most conservative angles around. At least the Independent is honest with itself. If you don't know what you're going to get when reading the Indy, then you've been under a rock.
As far as Morse, he was a duly elected representative of our district who did nothing illegal. Recalls are typically reserved for ethical or legal violations by a representative—not merely because 11% of the voters in a district disliked the elected official's politics. This recall sets a most unfortunate precedent for representatives on all sides of Colorado's fences.
"bizarre recall elections"? What is bizarre in Ms. Stanley's writing style. It is certainly not journalism nor unbiased reporting. Her writing is typical CSIndy opinionated tripe. It is hard work to find facts. I am not surprised that the reporter as with most of CSIndy people did not like a recall. They have clearly displayed their pro-government anti-freedom stance and high levels of ignorance, butt-kissing and superciliousness. It is difficult to read the Indy and find anything thought provoking or informative. How many trees have to die to supply the paper they use? and Ms. Stanley, you should file a lawsuit against any school you attended and demand your tuition be refunded. Maybe even freelance and do an actual expose on the people and lies you have been fed then regurgitated as news. Dig deep beneath the fluff. Have you ever heard of The Pulitzer Prize?
I am sorry for those that defend an arrogant politician who has disdain for the Rights of Americans. Wait, "sorry' is not enough... I am appalled and completely disgusted. Freedom of The Press which is used to lie to the public will damage, for life, a lot of children. When authority lies to youth it is easily spotted by them, thus credibility and trust is gone forever. They disconnect and society becomes a fragmented mess. The sense of community is never regained and just as we see happening now, it becomes "us or them" not "we". Is it worth it to make a few dollars and doom your children? Do you think your government is going to help them?
Morse has never been able to hold a job, so he was a good candidate through whom to deliver the message: if you don't represent us, if you don't fix the problems, we are going to fire you.
Take heed Doug Lamborn, your job is more than voting with the crowd...we expect you to think and create and speak out. All of which means you are unqualified for the job.
For those going though this I cannot express how horrified I am that this woman chooses to treat her employees like this. Just an FYI. It is perfectly legal in Colorado to audio record conversations as long as one person (usually the one recording it) knows about it. I was involved in a work comp case with my former employer and recorded conversations with my supervisor and HR director. It was gold in my settlement case. So for the employees, if you can afford to buy a voice recorder or have a smart phone and can download a voice recorder app do so and have it on at all times while talking to your employer. It proves what was said and can benefit you. I made sure it was legal by calling the police station at their non emergency number. You have to be able to protect yourself in situations like these and the employer will say something that will help your case.
Duncan Slack, I am sorry that you got screwed out of pay. But I am glad that the court system helped you rectify the situation.
I would like to thank the Independent and Bryce for taking their time to publish this story, and let Colorado Springs not to support bussines like these. I hope that the word spreads around. Yes, she is a liar and a manipulative person that "fixes" a situation by calling the cops and getting restraining orders. She hides in her office when a situation comes at her. Her solution is to pretend everything is ok. Unfortunately she does not realize how much it affected myself and my kids, because her husband like she says (very often) has money and takes care of her. And I wonder how much does her husband really knows. She called me crying once because she had an argument with Mervine Hillstrom, her husband telling me that he HATES the curry leaf. Hopefully something good will come of this. Please do not support the curry leafi was a good employee, and she knows that going above and beyond for the restaurant and Mrs. Hillstrom. Regardless of hiring because we've been unemployed for a while like she claims, it is simply not ok to do this to people. My children depend on me like I depended on her to honor her checks for hours work.
Many times you can find companies with available jobs and employee reviews on glassdoor.com and indeed.com. glassdoor.com frequently has salaries and interview questions. Curry Leaf was not on either site, but maybe there is a way to add it!
The employees ran off the customers by inattentive even rude service...they killed the business and made it impossible for the owner to make the money to pay them...I stopped going there because of the help not the food.
Thank you, Colorado Springs Independent and Bryce Crawford for covering this story. People should NOT be able to steal from their employees. I have never eaten here and never will. I have worked in food service myself and I ALWAYS tip well and dine out frequently. One of my children is one of the many people who have taken the owner of this restaurant to court but has not seen payment owed by her. So I am spreading the word to my friends about her treatment of her staff.
I am also a former employee of the Curry Leaf. I sued Lana earlier in the summer and was awarded $2000 in court after she didn't show. Lana also employed her 18 year old niece who moved out to Colorado to work at the Curry Leaf and didn't pay her. There are many dispicable practices going on at the Curry Leaf. After seeing the way Lana ran the kitchen, I personally feel that there are health risks associated with eating food she has prepared. Do not eat at the Curry Leaf.
I boycotted this restaurant years ago when I learned from a former employee how they (mis)handle raw foods.
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