Well the Work Force Center at least gave someone a high paying job. What is its overall record? Boondoggle or godsend?
Looking at this from a sociological standpoint, it almost seems reflective of society as a whole. A quick trip to any of Colorado's outdoor wonders will show you the same thing. Some visitors are meticulous with clean up leaving barely a footprint, others are content to unload any and all of their worldly detritus around seemingly to remind everyone they were there. On one outing this summer to guffy gorge [paradise cove] I found bottles [not unexpected] two spent diapers, at least 10 dog poop bags [still confused why you would take the time to bag it but then leave it] a car battery, a host of lotto tickets and a condom wrapper. I seriously doubt those were left by a group of roving homeless looking to cliff dive. Maybe society just needs a refresher course on how to treat the outdoors.
As for not having the resources to provide sanitation services on trails or supply more housing, I totally understand. Its not like Colorado has some cash crop we could sell recreationally in this city that would generate supplemental tax dollars... [yes I made the obligatory - "why the heck doesnt Colorado Springs follow the will of the voters and allow retail marijuana sales?!? "] I understand there are no easy answers but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
Apologies in advance for any grammar or spelling errors, I am typing this on my phone and haven't had my coffee yet.
The Chief is a good man who has to answer to the Mayor and City Council. When a large percentage of the City's budget has to fund the storm water project due to previous neglect/negligence, services/departments such as the PD & FD suffer. The Citizens in-turn receive less than sufficient service. Voice your concerns to your elected officials, they're are responsible and to blame. The Chief can only squeeze so much blood from the turnip.
Good point, however Nicola Sapp, the uneducated and unqualified Chief Financial and Administration Officer of El Paso County should be held accountable too. As the CFAO, she is the gatekeeper of all things financial for El Paso County to include the Sheriff's Office. What disciplinary measures will she face? This falls on her shoulders too.
Only TWO killed by the CJC staff? I scoff at that low a number. And they have the Blue Lives Matter campaigning to legalize Execution by Cop, without trial, nationwide. I know several deputies who will be jumping with glee if the already stiff protections for Killer Kops get even more pronounced. Talk back to a pig and die. The Kounty Kangaroo Kourts already uphold that standard.
ya jill says "let the people vote" then does NOTHING to put that vote forward...... not a good choice but given the alternate choice might be the best choice......
Bad management isn't a budget issue.
Nope, Bill Burns. Our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, or further back might be immigrants, but we would only be immigrants if we personally moved here from somewhere else ourselves. I was born in the US to parents who were born here. I am not an immigrant. One of my grandfathers was an immigrant, because he came here from another country.
This doesn't just occur downtown - there are camps across the creek from the Goose Gossage park, and further down near Criterium Bike Shop. Some of those are piled with trash - in those areas, there are no facilities of any kind so I presume they're using the creek (which some tents are pitched right next to) for a toilet.
You don't say!
Here is good question! Who was held accountable for this stupidity? Was Larry Borland held accountable? Was Brian McPike or Jane Fromme held accountable? Heck, Fromme has been the bookkeeper of those funds for many years now. Did she get disciplined?
It's interesting, Elder and his "little house of horrors" tried hiding this until the DirtyElder website exposed it and the media started snooping! A lot more credibility goes out to the DirtyElder website, that's for sure!
In any event, all along so many EPC and EPSO staff have said Borland, McPike, Fromme, Kniffen, Bell and DeStefano are INCOMPETENT and SHOULD NOT be assigned to jobs that deal with money!!!! This shows one very clear example. What a shame!
government that includes Glenn and Doug bruce etc - you should not be surprised at such crap
clarity is not their strength, but you know haw many have no pensions?
no tears for this DA.
he should pay back lump sum , except if he dies his pension dies too
Hire more officers; Police officers, command staff and Chief have a tough job especially without enough officers. An unsigned, derogatory letter should get zero response.
so 2 kinds of people camping, how to divide responsibility? you cant.
Not to appear cavalier when every vote is as critical as it will be this April, but when a candidate says, "I think we should let the people vote", that candidate has my vote. Because of the glaring disconnect between the clear wishes of the people and the recent votes of council (think Strawberry Fields).... I, like General Palmer, will trust the judgement of the people first. I have had enough of Mayor Suther's saying that he opposes taking an issue to a vote unless he has to do so. And I've had enough of council members bowing to the mayor's wishes rather than those of their constituents.
Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopouloss Fall
After taking flak for inviting incendiary alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos onto his show Real Time, Bill Maher is now claiming credit for the pundits downfall. What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the lefts propensity for outrage, Maher said. And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, hes dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Youre welcome.
Are you Cheyenne? Ute, Arapaho, Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, Chippewa or Choctaw (or any of the 566 tribes)? How about Aztec, Inca, Yaqui, Olmec, Zapotec? Mayan? Nope? Then you're a immigrant.
Which is it going to be folks? Olympic City or Pot City....we have medical MJ on every other corner because 95% of our population must have cancer or other painful medical issues that can't be alleviated with normal meds. Now we have idiots who want Opium dens, excuse me, cannabis clubs. Let's just vote for Cheech and Chong and everyone get high.
What a wonderful place you are creating to raise kids. It's all about MONEY!! This city used to be about Quality of Life....
The 'make-up' or composition of the incoming city council will impact not only positions on the marijuana issue, but a number of issues to come up on their watch - which candidates to you feel will win each district seat? How important do you feel 'endorsements' are from political, civic, business, and trade groups to a candidate? Please consider two minutes to weigh in and give your thoughts and comments. Thank you.
Say goodnight Gracie.......
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