I chose not to eat there because the service was so awful, the waiters so rude, and the girl at the door so dismissive, even though the food was excellent. Now that they will be out where people have work ethic instead thinking they are owed something, the sort of CC ethic...I will be heading out to enjoy a good meal
FYI Pam...a small correction to your research:
"Fashionably Efficient and Saddleback both give the address of their principal offices as 1060 Clear Creek Road, Evergreen. We couldn't find such an address on the Jefferson County Assessor's Office website."
That would be because that address is not located in Jefferson County. A quick look on Google Maps shows its in Clear Creek County. Assessor records for the county indicate it is a real address with a residential home on it (parcel #1963-032-03-008). The registered owners of the property are Nicholas and Jessie Ragain per county records.
It doesn't change your overall point though, but accuracy is always a plus.
This last minute announcement by Ragain to bring pro soccer to COS - IF we build and give his non-existing team a stadium - should be obvious for what it is - a part of Bach's scam. The state's sales tax rebate receivable over 30 years will pay for only 20% of the cost of building the stadium. The remaining 80%, plus maintenance and shortfalls, will be paid by local taxpayers. Does this sound like a good deal? Bach etal are salivating over the free dollars, but the bulk of financing will be borne by COS citizens. As for Ragain, the World Arena is available and he can use that facility. Also, USSC is planning to build its own stadium for sports, concerts, and community events. It's obvious that building a stadium downtown is not needed, nor is it the answer to "revitalization". Ivywild has shown what local entrepreneurs can do to revitalize a neglected area. Let's copy their example and build a public market, open every day of the year, that tourists and locals will patronize.
I was saddened to hear the employees of the Curry Leaf restaurant were not getting paid, because of this we chose not to eat there.
Had high hopes for Coquette's gave them 2 chances. The first time service was bad, gave them another shot thinking maybe they were just having a bad day, but the service was bad the second time as well. The owner/employees had a pretentiousness about them, treated us like we were tourists & they didn't have time to mess with tourists. Just kinda snobby & reluctant to attend to customers. Maybe they had "checked out" because they were moving but we were really disappointed & despite having celiac don't think I'll be back.
Only posting in hopes of if read some changes would be made.
Waiting breathlessly for the announcement of an NFL expansion team before Wed with a secret deal made in the library to grant naming rights of the enlarged stadium to Papa Johns.
Thank you Pam for following the trail, hopefully the information I provided helped. ;)
It has become just sad at how pathetic the proposal and the proponents have become in their endeavor to have tax dollars pay for private ventures. This was something that could have helped our community (IF done properly) and unite us behind quality, real leadership and a vision yet we've been saddled with this scam and scheme. The proposal itself is inaccurate, incomplete, filled with dreams and hopes, lies and false assumptions…I guess that is the kind of work product we should expect from "leaders" whose intentions are not to serve or help the community but themselves.
All those proponents who've staked their reputation along with this proposal, who've backed it because they were asked to without asking questions or knowing details get to enjoy the albatross that is City for Champions. Hopefully they aren't too brainwashed too see that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe if we're lucky, our publicly funded organizations who've spent ample time promoting and working on this private endeavor will be held accountable for this de-Bach-le and sent packing. Any and ALL organizations that use public funding should be looked into for how time was spent on this proposal as opposed to their real JOBS!
The whole proposal and those whom didn't/don't look into the details yet support it blindly are countenance of the defunct culture we've allowed to permeate our town. If this isn't evidence enough I implore those who still support this ludicrous proposal to educate themselves on economics, strategic development and more; then dig into what is being proposed. There is NO way anyone with this education or background can look at the proposal and place their professional reputation or integrity on the line to back it.
Hmmm...I wonder if Ms. Hillstrom is moving because she's being evicted? Not too long ago an article ran in the Independent about how she wasn't paying her servers...so it is not a stretch to think that could be an issue. I wish Coquette's well. I cannot say the same, sadly, for Curry Leaf as one of the people she owes MANY hundreds of dollars to is someone I love dearly.
" - - - rents office space by the hour?"
This is our local government doing what corp america has been doing for years... shameful.
Anybody who has been following this de-BACH-le knows that this "organization" was only created to write a letter of support in favor of this "City for Champions" scam. Since that's the case and there's no benefit to having this public display if the RTA doesn't approve the state sales tax, does this mean that the State Regional Tourism Act Board has already given the nod of approval for this boondoggle? Is the "public" hearing in Denver this Wednesday merely a ruse?
Pam, "Those who supported the Community Focus Fund" is a different subject. I don't think those funds were touched.
TejonTech provides a laundry list of traits desireable in cadets (a strong sense of right and wrong, who have natural leadership abilities, whose parents did the sort of developmental work that is ingrained more than learned), and then gives an eloquent defense of subjecting cadets who possess those traits (and just happen to be LGBQ) to friendly fire. The irony is utterly lost on him, in that those who "that could care less about how they feel, and only want to kill them" are people like Rosebush's former employers and like-minded Christian conservatives.
I see this move by the council to be a good one - a city run enterprise should not be in the business of using ratepayer funds for anything other than operations and maintenance.
Here's some info from http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=9196 on the sports arena/stadium that UCCS is planning to build:
“Our current priority in the north [parcel] is a high altitude track and soccer stadium,” Wood said. “In addition to our own athletic teams using this facility, it would have disabled access that would allow wounded warriors and Paralympians to use the facility for training and would also provide valuable research information.” According to Wood, such a partnership would allow the faculty from the sports medicine and sports science facility to research the training methods and nutrition of the athletes. The north parcel will also include an indoor sports field house, and a 3,000-5,000-seat arena that will hosts public events including UCCS athletics, community events and concerts."
A stadium/events center on the UCCS campus appears to me to be an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Building a $92M sports arena/events center located downtown is redundant. The lure of $53M of tax rebates over 30 years has turned mayor Bach from a fiscal conservative to a spendaholic - of other people's money.
"According to Serco's information, Pico works for the Space and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) business unit of Serco based out of Colorado Springs supporting the US military. The fleet management business unit is completely different and is based out of Reston, Virginia. So it would be unlikely that Pico had anything to do with getting Serco this contract. "
Correct. I have had no involvement at all with this contract in any way and have consistently recused myself from any and all discussions or actions involving Serco and the city.
Contracting for services is entirely within the Mayor's responsibility. The Council has nothing to do with contracting.
It would be interesting to know what KIND of contract this is - for example is it a fixed cost or cost plus?
Since Mayor Bach has failed to create the jobs that he promised this city, I think he should have to take a pay cut of half his pay rate and see what it's like to have to live on less but work harder for the money!
According to Serco's information, Pico works for the Space and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) business unit of Serco based out of Colorado Springs supporting the US military. The fleet management business unit is completely different and is based out of Reston, Virginia. So it would be unlikely that Pico had anything to do with getting Serco this contract.
Also, Serco would not be driving vehicles all the way back to Virginia for maintenance, they would hire locals and sub-contract with local businesses to perform maintenance, so any local job loss would be one or two people at most. IOW most of the money Serco gets from this contract will stay in the Colorado Springs area.
It is turning into a heated battle - one the region is quite well known for. With the need to bring in employers - create primary jobs - and boost revenues so we can all buy toilet paper and toothpaste in the same week seems to be made the paramount need with de-emphasis on personalities and focus on the process. Create more 'Franklins' !
Beyond oil: 10 common but ignored fuels: HEMP
Hemp isn't just for smoking while you listen to side three of the Allman Brothers' "Eat a Peach" album. Strains with low to nonexistent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content are already used in food, wax, rope, paper and a vast array of everyday products too numerous to count.
According to the automotive website Edmunds.com, it can also be used in the creation of biodiesel. It follows the same principle as corn and soybeans, and its seeds and stalks can be fermented to produce ethanol.
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