Look at the selections for Partner Project representatives. Interesting selection for the stadium project: Luke Travins. 44yr old Restaurant and bar owner downtown (Ritz. Jose Muldoons, Flatiron, Southside Johnnies). CEO of new concept enterprises Inc. Incorporated in 1/1/2010. I wonder where he received his business degree? And his expertize in stadium building, financing, construction and sustainment? Or does he even need any? His establishments will clearly benefit. Anyone know where I can get the financials on this corporation? These types of environments are usually highly leveraged with ownership passing quietly and quickly amongst participants. Does anyone know Frank B. Day? Concept Restaurants Inc? Tenderlake Inc (2/12/2010)-another Travins enitity. More to follow.
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Guru...get back on your meds, your bi-polar high is wearing us all out.
Same old folks...same no results. Nothing will change...fill in the pot holes and open the pot shops and life will be good. That is all we need here.
The min pin with the two castes, is cute when i seen it i was crying
Wouldn't have anything to do with the former Colorado Springs Fire Chief being the mayor's Chief of Staff would it? Nah, didn't think so...
"After city economic vitality official Bob Cope presented the $250-million tourism project to firefighters, the membership voted this week not to endorse it or oppose it."
The firefighters voted after hearing the city's pitch. But the citizens of COS can't vote on C4C? LET THE CITIZENS - WHOSE SALES TAX WILL PAY FOR IT - DECIDE IF THE STADIUM SHOULD BE BUILT.
A letter to the editor this week said that C4C inspired an audience to rise to its feet in a singalong to "We are the champions"? Is the writer serious? Most of the people whom I've asked if they're in favor of a stadium downtown reply, "What stadium?" Many citizens are unaware of the plans mayor Bach and our "city leaders" are busily and secretly bringing to fruition.
A stadium is progress? I think a 100% publicly funded stadium that will consume $250M of sales taxes received over the next 30 years is the antithesis of progress. The proponents of the stadium KNOW it will run deficits. That's why they want it paid for with tax dollars. If the stadium were a viable project, private investors, anticipating profits, would provide the funding.
The idea that a stadium will make COS a better place to live and work is ludicrous. A stadium will NOT: 1) Revitalize the URA adjacent to ATB park. Instead, it will ensure that this area does not become an urban neighborhood. The "dead zone" surrounding the stadium will prevent housing and retail from being built next to it. And the stadium and parking lot will inhibit pedestrian accessibility to ABT park. 2) A stadium will NOT produce permanent middle-class jobs or be a spur to the economy. 3) A stadium will NOT attract tourists in sufficient numbers to service the debt on the bonds or pay for maintenance on the stadium.
The city councilors are not speaking for themselves as individuals. Some of them are speaking for the mayor and the "city leaders" and others are speaking for their constituents who live in the council member's district and who elected the council member to represent THEM.
I'd like to see the small business owners, of whom this letter writer is one, pull together and investigate WHO will personally benefit from building a stadium and HOW building a stadium will benefit the citizens of COS.
Kind of smart of them. They more then likely hate the idea but are afraid to say so for fear of budget cuts. This way they dont have to lie to keep there money.
Well, Terence, you're just a glorious F'n ray of sunshine yourself. What is your relation to Mr. Wong, that makes you an expert in whether or not there is a genuine spirituality underpinning his work?
I'm no art critic but I know what I like and this project is one artist's delightful homage to another. What exactly are you bringing to this conversation? It sounds like a bitterness that wants others to fail. It sounds like a self-inflicted pain turned inside-out and rancid. Whatever happened to your soul, I'm sorry for your loss.
The military should be prepared to go into the Ukraine, fire fighting is a local responsibility.
First, that is the proposed budget for 2015. Has no effect this summer.
Second, while the wing will lose four (4) of its planes, it will still have eight (8) C-130s. It is only required to maintain two (2) MAFFS capable aircraft and crews. The MAFFS are inserts which can be install in any of the 8 C-130s.
I agree that the MAFFS need to be available but what's really going on is the same old game they play in DC with money. BTDT.
The USAF has a set budget. They know Colorado need the MAFFS. They cut the funding, deliberately. MAFFS are not a go-to-war mission, so they omit that line from their budget so they can claim their budget only funds "mission critical wartime essential" items, not "enhanced capabilities." It gives the appearance that the USAF is being careful with their resources and not spending money that isn't called for. A facade of respectability.
Then the USAF insists that if western senators want those resources that those senators must cough up the money ON TOP OF, i.e., additive to the existing USAF budget. Udall knows the game and is playing his role here and knows he may have to take money from some other vested interest's line in the federal budget.
It's a way to grow the USAF budget rather than have USAF simply set aside their existing dollars and eat the cost out of its budget.
It's a game played all year in DC by all parties on all issues, i.e., if you want it then you must pay me for it as it's not in my budget and "I can't do that mission without the resources."
Uhhh - I think someone needs to tell Udall that the Pentagon whacked most of the C-130 Hercules firefighting fleet at Peterson field due to budget concerns...
Thanks for the heads-up, Indy. I'll go check this guy out.
Anyone has got to be better than Peggy "You're On Your Own" Littleton.
As a CC alum, we need to find someone who understands the rigors of academia and high performance hockey. MY Pick: BC assistant Greg Brown.
Jerry York has been the beneficiary of his hockey mind for 10+ years. Also, I believe he nearly became the DU head coach last year. Recruiting is mostly National and partly international, so the "LOCAL" component is gone.
I am one man with one vote, but 7 frozen fours in 10 years as an assistant. He probably had a little something to do with that.
What self aggrandizement to think anyone cares enough about these self important fools that they need protection by a police force that couldn't protect a parking meter.
Why is that felon Douglas Bruce at city council?
How much money has been paid in law suits and law advice since Mayor dictator has been in office the last 4 years?
Who cares what a CRIMINAL like Doug Bruce says....
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