"Colorado Springs has elected its last left-of-center mayor,"
Yeah and we see how that's worked out the last 10 years.
How can two people who could be fired by Bach--who supports CFC with no vote--be unbiased in this issue? There has already been a precedent set and this is no different. Why, do we as the citizens allow the URA to take and spend our monies, yet have no accountability, transparency or oversight of the organization? Any monies that belongs to the citizens of this city and county or will affect any of the monies that could have gone into the general fund should be required to have citizens' input through a vote.
Of course the City should have something between "a say" to final authority over what the URA does with the money the taxpayers give the City and the City in turn gives the URA. The money the URA will receive from the State is none of the business of the City. Politicians will always find a wiggle way around the law. Like calling the C4C convention center - which would mandate a vote of the people - an event center. Semantics has outfoxed the law. Politicians and bureaucrats can twist the law whichever way suits their purpose. When there's a dispute, a trial judge decides what the law says.
Your choice of words here "it was the sound of (pedro) dying" is insensitive and grotesquely descriptive.
I'd vote for her for sure, she is an intelligent, compassionate human with the experience and abilities sorely lacking in the current mayor and current candidates.
"Massey said it failed the legislative test because it would bar the city from spending money through the Urban Renewal Authority or public facilities corporations, as well as "funds provided by any other government." Massey and Johnson argued that because those groups aren't under city authority, voters can't direct them in spending money."
No problem, then the city should not provide those groups (Urban Renewal Authority or public facilities corporations) any money to start with. The city should have a say over the citizens money it gives out.
Makepeace would be an excellent alternative candidate for those who are reluctant to elect yet another "conservative." Perhaps voters will see that simply labeling one's self as a conservative or "right of center" is no longer enough to move this city forward.
Conservatives keep asking [on a national level] "Are you better off now than you were 5-10 years ago" in reference to their assumption that left-of-center politicians have ruined the country with their policies. Well, locals should ask themselves the same question. If they're coherent and breathing their answer would resoundingly be "No!!" Our local economy, welfare, quality of life, and national image has deteriorated to the point where COS is viewed as a joke or is considered irrelevant. That's a direct result of a decade of staunch right-of-center leadership. Don't believe it? Check it out yourself. "Centrist" or left-of-center leadership couldn't make things worse.
Mary Lou Makepeace makes for an exceptional candidate. I believe that Purvis' comment completely disregards the fact that there are over 600'000 people in Colorado Springs now and they are quite tired of the same old, same old. If you have any hope of cleaning up Colorado Springs and making it an attractive place to live you have to move in a more progressive direction. Can't the people of the Springs recognize that you keep running down the same old rabbit hole and nothing changes. Respecting the voice of the entire community and not just the same old money lords can significantly improve the quality of life here. I can't express how exciting it is to have Ms. Makepeace run. She is the Colorado Springs community.
a dog that doesnt heel? great training!
I feel for the original tenants however the only thing this article truly compelled me to feel is: Wow. 1st world problems. Ohh those poor people.
Funny thing I caught in this Story. The fella says his view of the foothills from his two story studio is now a stucco wall because someone put a two story next to his. Comes off as if his is more important then the other guys. Why? More of the I can but you cant mentality.
How sad that Parkside lost out to an obscure 25 year old rule change enacted after the neighborhood was built, and the planning department didn't have the balls to stand up on behalf of the community. I wonder how they'd feel if it was their neighborhood. Different, I bet. Also those don't look like 2 story homes. They look 3 story.
Leave it to the EPC commissioners to misinterpret the science, get the facts wrong, and overreact again. Stupid is as stupid does.
I have absolutely zero problem with what is happening with the modified re-builds. It is great that the area will lose a modest portion of its cookie cutter feel.
Our government has proven many times that regulations only have meaning when they want them to have meaning. Thus you cannot believe anyone who speaks on behalf of the government today, as tomorrow they will likely apply the regulation in a completely different way.
I was wondering why I read that the Mayor was adding this money to the C4C budget. Our community association lost those funds a few years ago when our 20 year mark was reached for Neighborhood block grants. OWN should not have been receiving this money in the first place because it was NEVER a community association created from Block grants. Many neighborhoods were HUD created associations and helped with our non profit papers.
I consider myself a small government republican, but when it comes to protecting our planet it always seems republican abandon common sense and chat "Drill Baby Drill". Overreaction in the name of less regulation is just stupid.
I wish I could find one republican who would side on protecting the Environment first.
Never let the facts get in the way of Conservatives.
MileHi: I'm quite sure that Charlotte Figi and her family, and many others like them, absolutely don't think the Stanley's are any kind of scum. Sounds like your own meds aren't working quite as well as they could/should... perhaps you need to up the dosage and chill out!
Mr. Mile high Why? They found something that helps some people and are using it to do exactly that. Theres costs involved as with all cures or devices that help folk. You state in your moniker that your a patient so Im sure your meds cost you my heart meds sure ant free. Does that mean the makers of my meds are scum? I dont think so they saved my fat ass a few years ago. Maybe its because they are getting the press and grant money thats got you so upset. I personally think its great that pot is finally getting some in the medical science's to take notice to some of its benefit and hope it continues. Now take a look see at all the Medical pot shops all over the country there all profiting off the sick so are the Hospitals, pharm. companies, Doctors, Nursing homes as well as the device companies. Think of where would be with out them. That is a foolish comment you posted.
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