The 34-question C4C stadium survey that Bach refuses to make public includes the question, "...do you agree or disagree ... that a new, downtown ballpark will help revitalize the downtown area in the immediate vicinity of the ballpark by encouraging restaurant, retail, hotel, housing and commercial development." 2000 subscribers and members of the Sky Sox, CC, World Arena, and RBA answered this question. What did they say? WE paid for this survey. WE want to know.
We learned last week that the mayor and developers do NOT want a Public Market downtown, a market which all by itself would work wonders in making the URA attractive as an urban neighborhood and which would also be a magnet to tourists. Instead of welcoming a Public Market to the URA, the PM was redirected to Anschutz former Gazette building, located more than a half mile east of Nevada, a location requiring the city to provide busing and bike trails to get there. The mayor and Jenkins nixed the plans of the PM to be downtown because THEY have reserved the URA properties for C4C development anchored by a stadium. Will a stadium be good for existing businesses on Tejon? Will stadium goers walk several blocks over to Tejon for a drink? Or not? I want to see the answers to the Secret Survey.
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"...and swimmable silicone mermaid tails." <-- that ought to reference the maker of those incredible tails. Pearlie Mae, whom you can find on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidPearlieMae
Yay Natalie and Chris! So proud of the imagination and innovative thinking in our community!
Not that anyone will ever see this comment, let alone believe it or even care about it, I will share it with you anyway. About a decade ago, I was searching for arrowheads or whatever I could find along the Missouri River in Montana. I was about to head back to my camp when i noticed a piece of metal on the side of the river sticking out of the embankment. When I retrieved it, it was black and green with corrosion but was obviously a Crucifix. A very old Crucifix by the looks of it. I took it in to a jeweler friend of mine and he cleaned it up very carefully. It is made of brass with brass nails holding the now almost disintegrated Jesus figure to the Crucifix itself. There is not much left of the Jesus but the Crucifix is in beautiful shape now that I have had it cleaned professionally. My friend who is an expert at dating jewelry stated that it is a Catholic priest's (or even someone higher in the churches ranks) Crucifix that he would have worn around his neck on a chain. Too bad I didn't find the chain too! He said it dated to the mid to late 1700's. My question is: How in the heck did it get to where I found it in Montana unless it came with one of the members of Lewis and Clark in 1805-6 and was lost or perhaps a later or even earlier expedition. I have it still, of course. It is in my personal display case and it still sits there as the enigmatic artifact that it obviously is. I would love to find out more about it someday and just how old it really is and who it could have belonged to. It is very obviously from the 1700's or perhaps even earlier.
What I don't understand is that it appears these employees were coming down the fire escape, as they needed the last portion to lower to the ground and as the bounced on it to activate it fell , but the article makes it appear as if they were told to climb up the staircase. While the[y] waited," the report says, "they noticed the fire escape and decided it would be the better way to access the roof, instead of having to go through the building. He[Farias] said they wanted to stay out of the building so they did not track in the dirt." (
COS mom now thats funny not wanting the same old same old but wants another local from days gone by. Hows that not the Same Old Same Old? How is that progress when your going backwards? Come on people we need new blood, we need industry, jobs something for our children to make a living from not more parks.
Makepeace is compassionate? And that's considered to be laudatory? Compassion is a dangerous quality in a politician. I want a mayor who THINKS, not one who FEELS his/her way to solutions. Sentimentality on the part of the people and its leaders has led to a breakdown of civilized behavior. England 50 years ago was the most civilized country in the world. Today it is the most violent. Doubters should read Theodore Dalrymple's books for evidence that sentimentality results inevitably in barbarism. Suggest starting with "Life at the Bottom", which will rid your mind of this toxic substance.
"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.
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