I don't know where "Mrs Zubeck" stands re the stadium. And that's the signature of a good reporter.
The mayor and City Leaders don't give 2 hoots about what the people want. THEY have decided that COS needs a downtown stadium and all THEY want from US is to pay for it. We have ideas about what to do to "bring the city forward" and after we kick the stadium plan into the trash can, the debate can begin about what will REALLY help revitalize COS.
petition group has a facebook page "petition with a mission" were you can find out when and where to sign.
WHERE can I sign this petition? I don't see a link here.
The mayor and his cronies have one thing going for them - apathy. It keeps corrupt public servants and bad legislators in office. It is also the reason this city goes essentially unchanged for decades.
Do everyone a favor this election. Read the voter guide before you fill out your ballot. Consider who the big money wants you to vote for and then vote the opposite. Don't cast a vote for any career politician. And please, if you don't like any of the candidates or don't understand the issue, then simply withhold your vote on that item - don't cast what could be the deciding vote without clear intent.
It will be interesting to see if this "petition-drive" gets more people to sign-on than this city/county/area did to "rid itself" (via a recall) of a CRIMINALLY-acting Sheriff (who is supposed to be the highest-level law enforcement official of the area.) If this gets MORE signatures and actually succeeds - what does that say about the overall character of the people of Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado?!?!?
I remember when they were printing the cards on an ink jet printer. When they got wet all the ink would run. This is definitely a positive step.
One major concern is missing in your analysis of parking in Downtown and Old Colorado City. You mention alternatives like walking, biking and public transit. These are fine for non mobility challenged individuals - that is to say in my experience there is a dire shortage of handicap parking availability in either of these areas. It is fine and dandy to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage alternative transportation but for people who struggle with physical limitations the decision to shop here or there depends on how easily accessible an area is to them.
How about rebuilding the Pikes Peak summit house? For some reason that never entered the consciousness of Bach and his developer buddies, probably because they couldn't see a way to personally profit from it.
A stadium downtown? Bah! I will sign the petition against a stadium downtown.
It took how many years for them to figure it out? lol
"Should the initial rate of sales hold up, which is generally unlikely as the novelty wears off,"
I wouldn't hold your breath that there's a whole lot of novelty that will decrease sales over time. Sure, there are sales that fit the novelty bill, and those customers may not return for long... but there's a much larger pool of cannabis users that already have their sources inline, and are not currently going to RMJ stores. As the number of stores increase, lines and prices decrease a bit... you'll see plenty start to take advantage of the RMJ stores.
Dear Indy and Mr. Miller and Mrs Zubeck,
Fine you are against it but what are your ideas to bring our city forward. politics in our city remind me about 3 year olds i do not like it.. What i expect is solutions to be found, ideas to be discussed and in teh end bringing our community forward
Awesome!!! Thank you Maggie's Farm!!!
COS could permit an RMJ store in NE COS, far away from downtown and located within the 10% of the city where sales tax collected would not be siphoned off to build the C4C stadium. Then 100% of the sales tax revenue collected on RMJ would go toward legit govt services.
WOW!!! So please tell me again why Colorado Springs isn't letting RMJ to be sold here when it could raise the much needed taxes to cover our bad storm water situation? Oh, yeah, that's right, we can't tarnish our image for the C4C stadium project that a majority of citizens don't even want.
This is a great action from Helen Collins as money redistributions should occur in an honest way. I think that individuals should not get benefits from social labor. Everything should be honestly organized. And if governors need money to cover any financial operations let them take if from their income or use http://installmentcredits.com/
I get dislikes too and I don't know why. I assume my dislikes are coming from the stadium proponents. I leave a dislike ONLY when a blogger has verbally attacked a fellow blogger or heaps scorn on public figures I respect. I assume your dislikes are coming from C4C proponents who don't want you going to Miller for info. Hey ho and a bottle of rum.
I went to Councilman Miller's website (http://www.joelmillercoloradospringscitycouncil.com) I appreciate his transparency and the information provided. It, at least, provides a starting point for future research. He lays out the costs well. I'll continue to search for an economic impact analysis.
On an unrelated note, why the dislikes for my previous post? What does it say when a request for objective data is met with criticism? It must've been those dogmatic anti-tax purists.
Rachel: What is your source for "walmart owns whole foods" as I find nothing.
What I do find is that Whole Foods is widely held by institutional investors:
Anita: Run for mayor! We need to have the "good old boy" establishment shook up and you're just the person who can do it. We need you.
"Anita! Anita! Anita!"
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