"Most catastrophic fire in Colorado history." WTF?? Do some research on the Cripple Creek fire of 1896. Compare the cost of buildings back then to those of today. Waldo Canyon was nothing, comparatively speaking.
Wow K, it took you an entire week to come up with that brilliant comment?
as a homeowner in an HOA controlled community, this is a good reminder to me that we need to ensure our HOA is carrying out their role. Thanks for a good update, Pam. You've done a service to all of us with this article.
how VERY awesome for parents in this community to have another choice for their children! Kudos to this group of parents and educators for coming together and I wish them the best of luck!
Typical siggie response.
Sue his lying ass! I thought the city council controlled the purse strings? If so use the power .
he wants to make a straw man out of Marijuana, to distract people from all the money he has wasted paying off people with golden parachutes.
The Mayor has no trouble trying to "change" the charter without a vote from the public when it is giving himself and his administration more power. The charter does need to be reviewed and revised by an independent citizen committee and not one hand selected by Mr. Bach. This should have been thought out and then voted on prior to the Council-Mayor form of government was ever allowed to be put in motion. Wasn't he also against a ballot issue on the last election asking if the City Attorney should be an elected position? So he actively is against anything which may limit his power grab.
"I warned people..." gosh darn it crank, if we would only listen to you...
The funniest comment of the month comes from crank himself, "...there's something smelly going on down there...". Have you figured it out yet old dude?
Well golly staci, your "give and take" appears to be directing folks to a highly politicized web site or two. So where is your "expression"? You didn't "encourage lively debate" and it was only a "subject of interest" to you and yours. I certainly didn't "discourage opposing views" because you offered none. All you offered was SPAM.
And thanks for the advice. I generally disregard your posts as pablum.
primary employers? and the 86 locally owned and operated medical marijuana centers? they don't count? 86 leases, plus over 140 leased grow operations, that is almost 300 local leases, insurance contracts, hundreds of local jobs, security contracts, packaging, labeling contracts, transportation contracts, and so much more. Bach continues to use the same old tired lies that have been used for over 90 years. For what? Public safety? I'm not sure, but in the last 3 years, I have yet to see 1 single case where a child walked into a marijuana center and purchased cannabis. Let's hope that the city council stands up to this mockery of democracy as proposed by Bach.
i don't see warrants for suspected weed-DUIs being granted all that easily.
The Indy couldn't find ONE single photograph of this Unique art and artist to grace the article with, so as to help familiarize the reader with what you are talking about, and possibly stir up interest in the Show, the Artist, the ART?????
Heaven forbid one might use VISUALS for an article regarding VISUAL ART....Dur.
i can't read it for some reason...probably operator error but....i keep clicking and i cant find the summer guide :(
A ten minute drive from downtown puts you over in the S.E. area of town, like that choice area near S. Academy and Platte.
Maybe Botch can re-use the vacated Wasson High School, yeah, that's the ticket, use the now empty classrooms for re-training the homeless. Get Melcher on that pronto...
Whoops- meant to address that to TejonTech
there are reports as studies stating that cannabis is actually a reverse gateway drug, with users less likely to go on (or continue) using 'harder' drugs.
Google is your friend - and remember;
Opinions don't change facts, but facts should change opinions
Something isn't adding up.
Keith King seems to have been painted as a crony of Mayor Botch but suddenly he and the whole council feel a need to have their own legal counsel. Keep digging, there's something smelly going on down there...probably Botch and Melcher.
I warned people not to elect Botch and not to adopt a "strong dictator" charter. By the time we get rid of this clown it's going to cost us more than Rivera's follies.
The REAL public safety issue and threat to everyone is the black market who will benefit from Bach's proposed Ban. If we eliminate legal channels to access this legal substance, we perpetuate criminals and cartels to capitalize on cannabis commerce in Colorado Springs.
If we did not have liquor stores, people would be brewing more beer and wine at home and selling it to others. Liquor licenses help control this commerce through regulated legal structure. Voters want the same thing and think regulation should apply to marijuana retail stores.
We are already low on police resources and in Bach's own words, we will run out of money sooner than later. Combined with the fact that private employers have been on the decline (-10%) along with their tax contributions; we need this new economy to help pay Bach's paycheck.
Comparing pot to porn is low, even for the mayor - but regardless of commodity, legal substances, like marijuana (and porn), have legal commercial mechanisms so that supply may meet demand. The mayor is up against the will of voters on this one who want to regulate marijuana like alcohol and shouldn't argue so strongly for such a weak position.
Wayne Williams is UNFIT for office and NOT worth having on our payroll.
Like Bach, he's pushing the Koch Bros / AFP game plan to disenfranchise as many minority voters as possible; the "inactive voter" ploy is such a gimmick, similar to Florida's ghoulish Rick Scott's shortening of voting hours, cutting early voting, etc. The GOP are criminals.
I did voter registration in 2008 at various sites. I also worked at the PPCC-Rampart Campus voting site where we signed people up on the spot if they wanted to vote. IIRC the term for same-day signup was "Provisional Voter" and their forms and votes went to the clerks office to verify they were eligible in this county.
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