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Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

I'm not sure my quote came out quite right, at least how I meant to say it.

I do care if people ride bikes, and I'd like citizens and visitors all around Colorado Springs to be able to safely, efficiently and for whatever reason they would like to, from their own garage to a place of value within their own community, or beyond. No matter their age or ability.

Do I want to force people onto bicycles, no.

I truly believe that if we build a community that allows transportation choices, people will be free to use whatever mode suits them best, brings them the most enjoyment, allows for variety and meets the needs of our city's modern needs.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 01/14/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

Look on the bright side: we now know just how desperate the Olympic museum project is for funding, and as citizens protesting the use of public funds, we're getting an opportunity to put another nail in the coffin of a bad idea.

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Posted by David E on 01/14/2017 at 1:22 AM

Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

Thank you so much!

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Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 01/13/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Hahaha. Good question @Joel. Should have added "in theory" ....

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 01/13/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

"These rules exist so that the powerful cannot exert undue I nfluence on public officials, and one entity does not control a city. That is good public policy."

How familiar are you with Colorado Springs?

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/13/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

No Taxpayer Dollars.
I think we can count all who believed that on one thumb.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/13/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

$500,000 is a first installment on nearly $200,000,000 that taxpayers will pay for museum infrastructure. This is the project everyone was told that the "State" and "private financing" was going to pay for. Who is surprised that was a lie? Not anyone who listened to the facts.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/13/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

@SANDMARC, the invitations were sent by the Parks Department. The meeting itself was also controlled by the Parks Department. It was their meeting, and per a letter signed by Suthers and Bennett, it was their study. Also, there are rules which prohibit gifts to public officials. If they did not pay for the catered event, then that is a gift. These rules exist so that the powerful cannot exert undue influence on public officials, and one entity does not control a city. That is good public policy.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 01/13/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

This meeting/party was hosted by the El Pomar Foundation as part of their Pikes Peak Recreation and tourism, Heritage Series. No city funds were used. Guess that got left out of the story.

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Posted by sandmarc on 01/13/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes to give away public lands; the homeless, CSU and more

LOL! Nice one Mr. K!

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Posted by bobdobbs on 01/13/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

Of course it all got voted down. They use the money to pay attorneys to attack innocent people and threaten them with harassment so they won't ask anymore question.

I have a FERPA investigation ongoing against d11. D11 is a joke when it comes to student privacy and student safety. When there is a real problem they stick their heads in the sand and hope it will just go away.

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Posted by Christopher Sartin on 01/13/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Schools can't reveal a lot when one kid threatens another

D-11 talks a good talk on student privacy but fails in the execution of actually doing it.

Posted by Christopher Sartin on 01/13/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

How impressed are you with the 12 candidates who have so far announced formally that they will run?

Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/13/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Just wait until Ms. Palus and Mr. Suthers give the Broadmoor Rosemont Reservoir! This town is whack. Take names and vote this council out!

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Posted by el jef'e on 01/13/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Since when does the City Parks department spend so much time at the Broadmoor? Why is the head of the marketing department for the Broadmoor on the panel? I agree: too cozy in my opinion. The Broadmoor is not the only business in town, but our city government sure acts like they are.

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Posted by katm on 01/12/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Very cozy. I wonder how much Ms. Palus knows about the Broadmoor's interest in Rosemont Reservoir water rights.

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Posted by doonya on 01/12/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Do you agree with the Colorado Springs City Council decision not to place a parks funding measure on the April Municipal Election ballot? A one minute Quick Poll. Thank you!

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Quick…

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Posted by Staci6 on 01/12/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes to give away public lands; the homeless, CSU and more

Odin writes, "General rule of arguments: The first person accuse someone of fascism is almost always wrong and is almost always an ignorant dickhead."

Don't forget the same rule applies to socialism, as so many "ignorant dickheads" demonstrated when accusing Obama.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/12/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes to give away public lands; the homeless, CSU and more

For the last eight years right-wing ideologues have been whining about Obama, and they have been whining about Clinton for 24 years. It did not take any of them long to figure out that whining losers are objects of derision, as they themselves have been for so many years.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/12/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs parks report shows good value

Comical and a big, "Duh!"... is the Broadmoor the new headquarters for the taxpayer funded Parks and Recreation Department? Planning the next chunk of historic parkland they intend to give away while assuming a behemoth liability?

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 01/12/2017 at 5:57 PM

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