Maybe Williams will give back 10% of his salary....but you can be sure that Ed Cocaine Deal Jones wouldn't.......
No quorum, no meeting ???
I read with surprise in this morning's Indy, a column report about the El Paso County Board of Commissioners not having a quorum, which somehow interpreted that the commissioners were taking the day off by cancelling our regular board meeting. I'd like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.
What the article failed to acknowledge is that we were doing important public business by attending another important meeting outside of Denver for Colorado Counties Inc., the state organization which represents counties throughout Colorado. Some of the Front Range counties in attendance included Jefferson, Larimer, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Weld, Gilpin, Douglas and El Paso. In addition, the issues we discussed included public health workshops, policies in transportation, health and human services, local government, public safety and others.
Lest the article mislead the public to be under the impression that taxpayer dollars were wasted, I would assure El Paso County taxpayers that we were discussing important state legislation, some recently mandated by state statute changes this year and in addition, possible legislation being considered for the 2010 state government legislative session. All of which have an impact on county services and the folks who live within El Paso County.
As the Indy staff is aware, I pride myself on being available to the media and had I received a call from the newspaper, would have been pleased to discuss our absence and the reasons behind the meeting cancellation. Your El Paso County commissioners do not serve the public best by sitting behind a desk in our office, instead, we should be working on community issues, visiting with citizens at town hall meetings, attending policy sessions with fellow county commissioners to assure good and appropriate legislation and taking an active role in government policy among others.
I am disappointed that the Indy portrayed this as taking our community responsibilities lightly and would encourage them to call a commissioner for verification rather than to assume. As always, I'm standing by ready to take a call.
Sallie Clark, Commissioner District 3/Vice Chair
The truth is that the City Manager has dealt the budget problem to the employees saying "it's your problem if you want to fix it. What do I know? I have no one here, I'm a Californian." Is it asking too much to simply consider what Chicago City did today with furloughs leading up to eight million dollars in savings? There are willing employees who would do this...and not only with the concern for their jobs, but for the well being of the citizens they serve as a commUNITY.
Well Colorado Springs, get ready for the fun of red light cameras. If it works anything like to does in other cities, a private company will get 60% of the "ticket" to keep for "maintenance" and the city will do all it can to ensure revenues go up by shorting the Yellows (a 3 second yellow increases revenue by 150% vs a 4 second yellow).
Look at how Phoenix does it and tell me that cameras are right for our town.
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Way to go Peak Addiction Recovery Center!! The order of articles here summarizes my thoughts; with the city hurting, and vital services consistently going away, you have managed to survive and grow! Despite a year of tremendous obstacles, you offer services unsurpassed by most treatment facilties across the nation!! Thanks Indy for putting in a good word for PARC, and their superhero McKelvey.
In reference to Article on this page-Rx discounts made available: El Paso County government will be offering a similar Rx discount drug card to residents within the entire county. Offered through National Association of Counties (NACo)cards will have no enrollment fee and no paperwork to fill out. Commissioners will approve the contract next week and cards will be distributed throughout the county and can also be used within the eight municipalities and unincorporated areas. El Paso County will have the new NACo Rx cards available by June. More to follow soon... Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner
You can also download and print a petition to STOP the "Grow the Army" campaign from CSaction.org:
I agree that Rep. Lamborn is troubled--very troubled indeed--but I would suspect other causes than the one he stated. However, I have the same suspicion about most Republicans these days.
I find it interesting that Glenn is suddenly against the City Council pay increase when he has been such a huge proponent of it in the past. Perhaps his change in stance is due to the fact that he's up for re-election this year? (although he has no challengers yet).
RE: Kato Returns Home
I just wanted to thank Ms. Stanley for her fair and open-minded reporting of my story. As an American Pitbull Terrier I am faced with breed discrimination everyday. I love people and try to look as friendly as my square head will allow, but sometimes when we go for walks, people stare at me and cross the street to avoid me. We APBT's have a somewhat dark past but it was not of our choosing. Today there are 'pitbulls' in many different professions not just professional fighting. For example their are APBT's that are therapy pets and rescue workers and some like me who are stay at home dogs. I am going to school though to become a therapy dog someday. So, Ms. Stanley I give you two paws up on your articles.
Any record of how many people have voted early yet
While Balink may have corrected this information at CC, the El Paso County website still contains information to scare students aware from voting. This letter, dated October 2, implies that students who vote in a state other than their home state could suffer legal and financial repercussions, and so could their parents:
Beth Kosley has helped transform Downtown into a wonderful place. She will be greatly missed.
1% is just a continuation of more and more, because it will never be enough for Maketa. I am getting very tired of the threats he and the Count continually put out . The voters can pay me now or pay for it later. Get over yourselves and do the job or get the hell out of it.
1% MORE? Enough is enough. Workers already pay around 8% in social security/medicare tax in additional to high income, use, excise, gas and the tax list goes on and elected officials now want us to pay 8% plus in sales tax? Its time for them to get a grip on reality.
Regarding the profits at Memorial Hospital being down and the last comment in the article, that more high margin procedures (like surgeries), need to be scheduled. Memorial Hospital had a tent a the Broadmoor Senior's open. They should have been recruiting from that crowd for gastric bypass, lipo, or even brain surgery (to open up the minds of some of the closed minded individuals in this community). We should be proud that we are a rather healthy community. Even though many of the well paying employment opportunities in this town have left, and more of us are without or have sub standard health insurance, we know how to take care responsibility for our own health. As for me, with all of the stunts the upper management is allowed to get away with by city council, I would not go to Memorial Hosptial for any service. I would not be suprised if John Newsome gets a job there in their substance abuse program.
Someone needs to tell Skippie Boy and all his COP buddies there's this neat little thing called the Constitution that says I can say what I want where I want...AMERICA is a FREE SPEECH ZONE, not just some little damned fenced off area...HELLO stand uo for yourselves people!!
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It's going to be interesting when the case actually goes to trial. Armstrong's group is going to have to defend dozens of briefs which are based sheerly on fictions. I wouldn't be surprised to find much of their case dismissed as "frivolous."
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