"Jariah Walker says he just wants to make a difference.
"He's recently volunteered and held leadership positions with... a child abuse prevention program.
"He says he'll work with Sallie Clark to try to reduce the county's high rate of child abuse.
"As for the hot issues, Walker seems to still be formulating his views."
I was wondering why someone who had no formal views on the "hot issues" wanted to run for office and how he thought he could make a difference, but a careful reading of this article reveals he has been moved by his experience working with victims of child abuse, and has been motivated to do more. If he can make any progress toward that goal, (if he is elected, of course), he truly will make a difference in the county, and the "hot issues" will take care of themselves.
The negative comments on this article only prove that we need to change the tenor of our politics in this county. Constant bickering and anonymous attacks might be fun for trolls, but it does nothing to attract businesses and jobs.
How about just doing it because it's the right thing to do.
Mr. Malthusian, you appear to be laboring under a misapprehension. You characterize the plan as "using more of taxpayer's money" whereas it is designed to cut costs for the taxpayer. If the study the city cited is correct, taxpayers save nearly 50% in costs if the homeless are housed. So, by "using more of the taxpayer's money" to provide that housing, the city ends up using much, much less of the taxpayers' money in other areas, such as providing emergency health care for those who will be nearly frozen to death this week without such housing.
It certainly would have been nice if a citation for the study could have been provided so we could look it up for ourselves, but I do not see why the numbers look "completely bogus" to you, Mr. UCan. Perhaps you can provide details.
I find the rest of your closing statement totally incomprehensible. You are saying, if the study's numbers are not bogus, it demonstrates that "our local homeless-related non-profits are not cost effective." In fact, it proves just the opposite. If housing the homeless--which is what "our local homeless-related non-profits" do--saves the taxpayer nearly 50% in costs--which is what the study claims--that is extremely cost effective, indeed.
The demise of Detroit represents the failure of the Democratic Party to prevent the Republican Party from destroying the city as payback for supporting labor unions.
"A study found that it costs taxpayers an estimated $57,760 a year to support a chronically homeless person who is living on the streets. That cost can be cut by as much as $30,000 a year if he is housed."
This looks like a completely bogus number unless you are saying that our local homeless-related non-profits are not cost effective...
Wow - another real estate representative. How refreshing.
How about we say NO to any more of these types until we see some new ideas and some positive change in this county. Of course if you are happy about how consistently lame this area is, then keep voting for these people...
"Jariah Walker says he just wants to make a difference."
Not much of a platform.
Mr. Malthusian, what a clever argument you make against "working on transgender issues" when you write, "Jill [Gaebler] is a L-I-B-E-R-A-L." Had you merely written "liberal," or even "Liberal," with a capital L, it would not have been nearly so convincing. Even setting every letter in upper case alone would not have made the point that "working on transgender issues" is "outrageous!" However, capitalizing every letter and separating each one with a dash was a stroke of genius without parallel in these pages. I am sure you have swayed even the most obstinate readers to your position!
Really Zoe? How about Detroit? I think that is a far greater illustration of the failure of 1 party rule... Democrat rule. My god woman, how can you keep a straight face when you say that?
How is this a solid plan using more of taxpayer's money to pay for transiets, drug users, and those with mental illness? Mayor Bach is readily offering taxpayer's money for every project he thinks will give him a legacy. We want to keep our money Stevie Boy, stop spending it.
I don't want to see Peggy anymore than I have to. Anyone can see that she is a little high school cheerleader that will shake her pom pom's for anyone that will make her look good.
I think a fresh set of eyes and a new approach is a good thing. I like that Walker is not a politician. Littleton needs to allow some new blood up there. Lord knows we need it. I saw that she is supporting Sheriffs candidate Bill Elder who seems to have an issue with integrity and has a list of supporters who lie. (Pete Carey and many others) I would really like to see someone who has a true caring for his community in this seat. I'll stand behind you Walker.
I remember years ago the City contracted snowplowing and it was a disaster and cost taxpayers alot of money. Hope a competitive RFP was done.
Bring on the drilling.
Its outrageous that this fraud of a politician is working on transgender rights, goats, and pushing for citizens to pay for projects that private businesses should pay for when our roads are being washed away with every storm. Short haircut, bad marriage, marijuna supporter, and Jan Martin's best friend. Jill is a L-I-B-E-R-A-L.
Get Peggy Littleton out!! She is a snake. I've never seen a women more consumed with herself. She jumps on any bandwagon that she thinks will make her look good. I'm ashamed to have her as my commissioner. I'm spreading to word to get someone else. ANYONE!!
So we haven't elected a Democrat to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners since 1970 - I haven't seen a better illustration of the failure of one party rule. At the very least, we need another voice on the board - otherwise no one is accountable.
It's about time we try to leverage our city's support of the USA Olympic committee into something more tangible. That being said, I think that group has finally realized that Colorado Springs is a dead end street - so don't be surprised to find them looking at more vibrant (and rich) cities as their next home within the next decade.
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