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Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

liberty for cos, that's not true.
Each year at the end of the year there are projects which are not yet completed and the funds for those not yet expended. The fund are carried over into the next year. Those projects are completed and the funds expended in the months following.
There is no cumulative amount of funding that has not been spent. That balance is zero.

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Posted by Andres Pico on 08/14/2015 at 11:41 PM

Re: “'Chicken' soup for the soul: All-vegan Burrowing Owl charms a carnivore

These guys rock for sure...make sure to check them out (often!)

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Posted by bfeigen on 08/14/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “'Chicken' soup for the soul: All-vegan Burrowing Owl charms a carnivore

Omg I want to go here for my birthday! Sounds amazing!

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Posted by Judith Posch on 08/14/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “More on Lucere at Kreuser Gallery

Bravo. What an amazing exhibition

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Posted by btryon on 08/14/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

another call to be like Kansas... Gov. breakback has ruined the economy of that backwards arse state. we don't need the Koch whores running the show around here. I wasn't going to vote for this tax increase but if these fools keep poking their nose into our business maybe I will.

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Posted by happyfew on 08/14/2015 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

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Posted by Staci6 on 08/13/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

What's not "indecipherable" is the fact that over the last four years the City has failed to spend cumulatively over $21.4 million that had been budgeted for roads from the City's General fund and from the PPRTA maintenance funds designated for Colorado Springs. Whatever plans or encumbrances the City had for these funds--they did not get spent year after year. That's directly from City docs and PPRTA docs. Link here to follow links to docs. Note: PPRTA website down after publication, but snapshots of PPRTA documents included in comments.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1638062066441194&id=1583237188590349

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 08/13/2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

What's not "indecipherable" is the fact that over the last four years the City has failed to spend cumulatively over $21.4 million that had been budgeted for roads from the City's General fund and from the PPRTA maintenance funds designated for Colorado Springs. Whatever plans or encumbrances the City had for these funds--they did not get spent year after year. That's directly from City docs and PPRTA docs. Link here to follow links to docs. Note: PPRTA website down after publication, but snapshots of documents included in comments.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1638062066441194&id=1583237188590349

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 08/13/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Lights out!

I have heard that a lot of outages are caused by transformers blowing. This is due to heavy usage by marijuana grow businesses set up as contractors for individuals. They are in homes in every neighborhood in town.

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Posted by Gretchen Gertsch-Minazumi on 08/13/2015 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Lights out!

We've had two outages this year, which is two more than we had last year. And neither was weather related.

Posted by Ryan Brosmer on 08/13/2015 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

Our City Council voted 5-4 in 2013 to prohibit recreational marijuana sales. In September 2013, the council voted against putting the issue on the ballot for voters to decide in April. With Manitou Springs reaping the benefits from Colo Spgs recreational pot purchases, we are getting hit with the social and legal system impacts of legal pot without realizing any of the revenue benefits from sales tax collections.

The voters in Colo Springs passed Amendment 64 in 2012, narrowly, but it did pass. Until this city’s mayor and council put an issue on the upcoming ballot to allow the sales and taxation of recreational marijuana in the city, I don’t think any of us should vote for an increase in our sales tax. Why aren’t they looking at a potentially large tax revenue stream to help increase our budget for our crumbling roads and infrastructure – BEFORE asking us again to pass an in-general sales tax increase????

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Posted by COnative59 on 08/13/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Gustavo Arellano will now take your questions

Another day, another troll.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/13/2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Gustavo Arellano will now take your questions

Our country has indeed gone mad. We are spending so much time over who made what PC mistake while we are in ruins and burning,

Does anyone realize that illegals kill the equivalent of a 9/11 Americans every year and hurt or main hundreds of thousands of Americans? Am I the only one that sees how they are replacing Americans? Everyone is starting to look Mexican !! Have you seen the ads on TV?? Hardly ever seen on Mexican faces in ALL KINDS OF ADS. Its because the LATINO invasion is winning the minds and hearts of our media and our corporations.

I was in a shop today where I swear 75% of the folks were speaking Spanish and looked like they crossed over our Southern border recently. They were probably mostly Mexican but the point is they are in our country, taking our places and our jobs and we are letting our politicians get away with it. Elect someone who is NOT a politician and will fix this !!!


Does anyone realize that our own internal issues like poor healthcare (hugely inefficient and expensive) is going to destroy us? ISIS is another distraction...

That our political system is completely broken?
We have too many regulations and are ruining any chance of new businesses or existing small businesses being successful and providing jobs?
That we are in 19T $ of debt and are China's plaything?

For God's sake America.

FOCUS ON THE TRUE ISSUES - If we thrive on PC issues even at this point in the game then we will have past the point of no return,

Our issues are BIG yet we talk about inconsequential nonsense!! We need to start moving in the direction of truth and the big picture or we will never survive.
Here's some more data on how many people are killed and hurt by illegals: http://www.firecoalition.com/blog/post/2009/01/Feds--25-Americans-Killed-by-illegal-aliens-Each-DayOKDrug-wars-on-the-borderNot-OK.aspx

http://www.wnd.com/2006/11/39031/
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061226105913AA10ngS
http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal_immigration_traffic_accidents.html

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Posted by Rajiv on 08/12/2015 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Tame Impala, Wilco, Veruca Salt

Wilco n'vercuca salt are honestly not that goods of bands, tame impala are on the move,.. Ripping it up...

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Posted by ricco on 08/12/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

I remember this like it was yesterday. Within weeks of the proposal being shot down after the vote it was reported on all the news stations that El Paso county was going to continue to build the jail addition and where the money would be taken from. Hello? Anybody notice in last 8 years there aren't as many buses? Anybody notice how are roads have all become worse for wear? Funny how the story changed from then till now. Now its "We used COPS to pay for the jail addition and no money was ever taken from public programs" yet thats exactly what was reported and it is those very same programs which are crap today. Coincidence?

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Posted by Randall Flagg on 08/12/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Added vegan plates just one aspect of the rebooted McCabe's

yes those wooden paddles get washed. wow.

Posted by Charles Pardo on 08/12/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Lights out!

You should try living on the East Coast with the grid system. Every February the power goes out for a week due to ice storms pulling down the power lines. Hated it!

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Posted by guruD on 08/12/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Lights out!

Having lived in many places, I have to say the outages in Colorado Springs are pretty infrequent, especially those which last more than an hour. I have relatives in other states who routinely lose power for hours, and in winter for days. But if people are concerned, a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) is cheap insurance that your cable box won't lose its settings.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/12/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

Randall Flagg, To be clear, the jail addition was built by El Paso County using certificates of participation. COPs have been declared legal by the courts but are considered by some as an end-run around the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, which requires all debt and tax increases to be approved by voters. COPs don't require voter approval. County commissioners decided to use COPs after the ballot measure failed. So, there was no city money used to build this addition. The city didn't take money from road maintenance, public transportation and parks to help fund the jail.

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Posted by Pam Zubeck on 08/12/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Homelessness easing, potholes tax headed to ballot, and more

I want to hear someone come out and tell us what Bach and the previous City Council did with our tax money that was previously earmarked for roads. I want to know SPECIFICS of where every dime of that money went. Bach, a Republican, as is every City official, dropped the ball! He and the Republican City Council COMPLETELY ignored the roads which is why we are in this mess. I suggest that every other project now, be put on the back burner (as road maintenance was) until all roads are repaired and repaved. Thanks for this mess, Bach!

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Posted by Marilyn Bomash on 08/12/2015 at 10:54 AM

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