ok City Sage-
This column is a bit better. At least you mentioned our need for a street-car, trolley system.
You're dang right about looking back on 2016 as the time things changed. Also about us possibly regretting we didn't think through the change properly.
As for a third of a million annual visitors for the olympic museum? isn't that around a thousand people daily? let's be real... Jesse Owens dirty socks won't draw much of a crowd- the olympic museum is a losing idea.
Let's hope we don't have a minor league stadium downtown as well.
Otherwise yea- COS is part of the sprawling Denver Metro area and we're going to see rocket style growth, little doubt.
We are a "sport" city? let's embrace our part of it. Where are the x-games in COS? We have memorial park's skateboarding park- we have incredible climbing and mountain biking----why are we focusing on a sport like baseball?
And for where you might sell your home to move- well New Mexico has a lot more to offer than Las Vegas. Try Chama.
Related to Linda Knight's comment -the city, since the '40's - - has been most fortunate to have had a succession of city council members that have ranged from good to excellent with few 'problem cases'. Getting to gender differential, dating back to Margie Vasquez in the '70's to Lisa Czelatdko and Jan Martin most recently, there have been some very effective and powerful women on council who exercised their opinions and discharged their duties with a high degree of civility.
Jill Gaebler does not fall into that category! The level of rude behavior and the arrogance and condescending attitude of Gaebler - matched only by that of Amy Lathen soon to join the political action committee: "Colorado Springs Forward" does not bode well in whatever effort might be planned to offset the reputation of the community as one of politically divisive, poisonous and fractured as identified by findings brought forth in the 2009 Project 6035 Report.
Lathen will, most likely, be yet another 'failed' leader who have already come and gone through Colorado Springs Forward faster than crap passing through a goose as they try to become relevant to the community.
What are the chances Gaebler can make it without being subject to a recall?
So that begs the question Mr.Hazlehurst, Have you ever smoked or otherwise used marijuana? If so, do you continue to do so? And if so, would you describe yourself as an occasional, frequent or heavy user? And finally, medical or retail? Looking forward to your responses!
Miss Chambers Its not just Anschutz it his wallet and a few other wallets. When you buy a Politician you get favors or they use there influence to discredit you. Thats why he bought the newspaper thats what hes doing and the Voters are just happy to follow follow follow the money brick road. Jenkins has been doing it for years around here and the citizens keep getting screwed and yet they vote them right back in. If your truly tired of it use your vote and check someone else.
Yet another council member with a personal hatred towards Cannabis using his power and authority to push his personal agenda, and the Mayors...how much longer till the next vote?
It's an insult to every citizen that our city council begged money for pothole repair. From 1975 till recently ???? This was a normal part of operations and maintenance of our roads. Now we get a special tax for it...how irresponsible. Pothole repair equipment/personnel should be a permanent part our the city crew just as potholes are a permanent art of the landscape. What next.....they'll ask for a special tax to change the oil on their fleet vehicles and have it done by Jiffy Lube ! ....
The curbs gutters and sidewalks were funded by a grant about 8 years ago in order to in compliance with the ADA. Or so we were told when we called the street dept and asked. But it wouldnt shock me if 2-C money was being funneled that way we all know how this city works.
Mr Gearloose. Obviously you and Jere Joiner read the same articles. How about use your common sense and just open your eyes as you drive around town. FYI when a city engineer says something remember, they work for the city, not us.
1st The WHOLE reason for 2C was the potholes and road damage, very little of which is actually next to a curb.
2nd I have no problem with curbs, just the misuse of funds in building them. As curbs and gutters are a part of water management, they should be repaired with storm water funds, not with road funds.
3rd Pay REAL attention to how much road damage around town actually touches a curb. Maybe 5%.
4th You were snookered, and you are wrong.
Mr. Gearloose. Like Jere Joiner you are wrong. I suppose you read the same story somewhere. 1st Open your eyes and see how many of the actual problems are in the middle of the road as opposed to the curb area. About 95%.
2nd Curbs are drainage and should be paid for with storm water funds.
3rd The WHOLE reason for 2C was in response to pot holes and road damage, very little of which are actually adjacent to a curb.
To recap. You were snookered and are wrong.
that looser gets elected and you might well grab yer combat boots and fatigues cuz china has said they will not take it sitting down. yes I expect a war plain and simple....they will say something and trump will shoot his mouth off like he does and that will be the end.
Drake the drain is correct Forte keeps pouring in Millions of rate payer dollars. He has vowed to make the scrubbers work at any cost to the rate payers. Good job Jerry!
Mr Duncan, The curbs need to be repaired and brought up to federal standards prior to repaving. If the curbs aren't repaired first, water gets under the asphalt and damages a brand new surface.
For everyone who hates "Obamacare", (and there are many on the Left, as well as on the Right)....this is our chance to have a system that truly puts our health ABOVE the interests of corporate profits! When Republicans railed against "death panels", they should have acknowledged the fact that they've existed ONLY within insurance companies that were denying needed care to their policyholders!! Government-run health insurance like Medicare is far more reliable than private insurance! Lets give ColoradoCare a try!!
any idea where Philip Anschutz hides his money?
It has always amazed me that the CC students could not manage to cross the street without special treatment. When I was growing up in Chicago I somehow managed to cross busy streets with no lights and only a crosswalk without a crossing guard to go to grammar and high school - my parents taught me how to cross the street at an early age because most cities have streets with traffic on them even back when I was a kid.
I also believe some of the students are daring drivers to hit them because I watch them from a half block away (due to the reduced speeds I have plenty of time to observe their behavior) and they approach the crosswalks and never once look up - let alone left, right, left.
Maybe CC needs to hire crossing guards for it's students.
When they started changing Cheyenne Road from four lanes to two, I thought it would be a disaster. But I love it. I think it would be excellent on Cascade as well. And what is the worst that could happen? If it is a disaster, we can repaint the lines again.
I take Nevada from the south side of the Springs to UCCS every day because I-25 is a nightmare. Better solutions to "right-sizing" Nevada would be to make the cross walks guarded to force vehicles to stop when a pedestrian is crossing. Furthermore, these college kids have to take some responsibility, I see too many staring at their phone when they cross the street instead of looking for cars. They could also lower the speed limit to 25 from 35 in front of the school, much like it is in front of Palmer HS or downtown, it is only for 2-3 blocks of Nevada. And finally, they need to adjust some of the street parking on Nevada, one crosswalk in particular on the northbound lane is often obscured by the parking spot right before it, I can not see someone preparing to cross due to that spot. We don't need to spend millions on this, just a common sense approach!
Excellent synopsis. Let's give this a try.
Where does COS keep getting these ridiculous ideas from? C4C, the 'Land Swap', now changing the lanes of Nevada for CC? I don't know where any grassroots support came from for any of these ideas- seems more like the city's movers and shakers are forcing these changes.
There are dozens of streets in the city which could be revamped. Manitou Ave, as it transitions into Colorado Ave, is a disaster. Platte is a nuisance and a disaster. CC already has Weber, Cascade and Tejon. Do we really need to increase those property values by spending our tax dollars on the CC neighborhood again?
This seems damn near criminal if you ask me. John H.- you are one committed propagandist. For C4C, for the swap, for this bologna- jeeze- are you on the developers payroll?
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