"El Paso County commissioners have voted unanimously to support the City for Champions proposal for Regional Tourism Act funds."
Surprise, surprise - a government entity supports getting more money.
As when it was initially created, improving the downtown area is something private developers should and could be doing on their own initiative. The fact that nothing of substance has been built in decades tells you all you need to know about their commitment.
The water goal was attained because God provided the water...now as rate payers we provide the money...so was the extra revenue goal for additional bonuses attained?
Did they reach far enough into our pockets with their penalties to make enough to reward the new head of narcism, I mean head of utilities.
Any Drake study that does not include an option to leave the plant as-is must be judged as biased.
If they are planning to renovate the space, then perhaps the city should SELL all of those unused Jetways now in place at the east terminal - which cost the city tens of millions of dollars to purchase. I'm sure that some growing airport somewhere could use them.
They need to patrol Acacia Park...I walked through there today, and some poor women near buy was cat called and verbally abused by the bums hanging around.
I wonder why the mayor doesn't just wait until the Memorial Hospital PERA situation is settled before jumping into more long-term loans with US Bank?
I'll bet he's saving that PERA money for his dream of a downtown ballpark.
Colorado Springs has a downtown? I'll be most of our current residents have never seen it.
Perhaps it is time to stop pumping more money into a poorly designed area that can never be more than a 1950's style concrete wasteland.
Well I just read in the other paper that those officers down town are spending there time cleaning up dog poop and trash in front of 7-11. Thats a positive way for police to spend there time instead of citations. Yep clean up down town.
"More cops downtown"
What good does it do to have more cops downtown (or anywhere else for that matter) in order to provide “a visible presence in the area” to deter crime if all they do is patrol, but don’t pull anyone over. If the police department is making a connection between motor vehicle activity and crime (and I support that thinking), then they should be writing tickets/citations to individuals for the following types of illegal vehicle activity: loud boom boxes; illegal exhaust systems (i.e., straight pipes, “cut” mufflers, “high performance” mufflers; no muffler at all); black window tint; black tail-lights and dark tint over the license plate, and worse then that - black HEADLIGHTS!! How on earth can a police officer not stop someone who is driving around with a vehicle that has the tail-lights & headlights blacked out is beyond me, this is a huge safety issue, if nothing else. "Drawing on the deterrent value of highly visible traffic enforcement and the knowledge that crimes often involve motor vehicles, the goal of DDACTS is to reduce crime, crashes and traffic violations." Well then, pull vehicles over and write tickets; make a statement. The city/police have allowed the above mentioned illegal activity to go on far too long. Also, the whole city needs attention on this issue, not just the downtown area! I haven’t seen a police cruiser on Academy Blvd or Flintridge Dr on a Friday or Saturday night, in like - FOREVER!! The street racing and noise from illegal exhaust systems at night is deafening. This city made a feeble attempt at doing something about street noise/noise pollution back in 2005, but has done nothing since; now it is totally out of control. Why don’t we try to improve the quality of life in this town for the taxpayers; a side benefit might be that businesses would consider relocating here.
"More cops downtown" wouldn't it make more sense to have two cops patrol downtown during the daylight hours and have more patrols downtown from, say 10:00 PM to 4:00 a.m.?
John Lott proved nothing, Helen. Nice try.
John Lott has proven that MORE GUNS equal less crime so why not encourage citizens to get trained and be armed in response to crime?
Gender awareness is when guys who like to watch girls realize they are actually lesbians...
"Gender awareness" - liberals gone absolutely bat-shit crazy.
Typical Air Force...needs gender awareness training...how absolutely brilliant are these people if they need help with discovering what gender they are...it is really pretty basic.
Seriously...what did they expect when they opened such a closed environment up to both sexes. A secular college has more separation between the sexes, and appropriate venues to interact...the military is not geared for that, especially in the fox hole.
That is where the problem started...and the amazing thing is that people are now surprised...maybe they are the one who need a gender awareness class.
That is what you get for having a sheriff who's motto is"
Let it Burn, Let it Burn, Let it Burn.
And people keep voting for him!?!
Waller? Lmfao! He's the most ignorant of them all, besides Dan May. God help us...
Whew...it is really like a new king instead of a public servant within an existing system has arrived.
I find the sweeping reforms to be dismissive of the past elected officials and rather unnerving for citizens wondering what sort of totalitarianism has taken over our city.
The hubris is stunning.
Not allowing "negative" comments and making citizens wait in the foyer while they have their closed door sessions are just typical stunts of Koch Bros puppets who have nothing but contempt for citizens. It's a way of stifling democracy, which fascists like the Kochs and their puppets despise.
Seems to me someone ought to go into council and disparage every one of them, dare to be arrested (or whatever the penalty might be), then sue the pants off of CS for 1st Amendment violations.
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