Mardi Gras was in the middle of winter this year. It was awesome.
I respectfully disagree. I own a business in downtown Manitou and love the events. I always have a good sales day and have many new faces walking in my store that may never have if it wasn't for the event, Regarding the "party parades" I say bring it on! It is all about balance to me. I appreciated and enjoyed Manifest as much as I did Mardi Gras. I owned a business in OCC for 7 years before moving it to Manitou and felt the same about their events. I would welcome an event every month of the year.
Lets just keep it simple. These bone heads just need to run our city an budget like any one else. Follow the laws on the books and not try to change them so they benefit. Then every thing will work for the community because people and business will come. You ask how because we have some very big attraction. Word of mouth will bring more than ads that say look at me, look at me. In closing just clean up our act meaning our city and our candidates.
These special interest, survey taking, fake group doing recalls, sold you the strong mayor idea need to go!
Did the single business owner interviewed call in what he wants to be news? There is a collective "huh?" going around Manitou over this one.
Instead of wasting money on big business why not put taxes and funds that we already pay into cleaning up the city. Like using vacant property for new business, cleaning our highways and graffiti on our bridges, lighting, money into our parks for restrooms and our gang and homeless problems.
Holding a yearly bicycle race that mimics the Hill Climb would be cheap and easily marketable. It would probably be a very prestigious crown to wear and one that would soon attract world class riders with little city/county investment required.
What is wrong with these people, lets fix our streets, bridges, parks and so on! We do not have enough water to cover things now. So lets rebuild the Peak, put in an arena, and hotels for great hordes of people who come to our state. First of all we are not the capital Denver is and they have water. We on the other hand have limited resources and these guys will raise our utilities or tax the crap out of us so they can pad their portfolios! We need to pick a person that listens to the people and when we say NO, we do not get items shoved down our throats until they pass. These people need to remember they work for us and not them selves.
You are kidding right? Tell me this is a hoax of some sort. It is a mountain and it sits there. It has a name. The end.
John Suthers resume highlights I snagged out of wiki:
University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated magna cum laud with a degree in government in 1974
graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1977
deputy and chief deputy district attorney in Colorado Springs
headed the Economic Crime Division of the district attorney’s office and co-authored a book on consumer fraud and white-collar crime.
litigation partner in the Colorado Springs law firm of Sparks Dix, P.C
elected district attorney of the Fourth Judicial District
president of the Colorado District Attorneys Counci
ran for Attorney General in 1998 and lost by 3%
appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections by Governor managed a department of 6,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $500 million
appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Attorney for the District of Colorado
serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law and as a scholar in residence at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
has held several bar association leadership positions, including president of the El Paso County Bar Association and senior vice president of the Colorado Bar Association.
served as Colorado Commissioner on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws from 1993 to 1997.
courted in 2008 and 2010 to run for the U.S. Senate
strong advocate against drug abuse
authored six books
and now this guy has set his sights on becoming mayor of Colorado Springs...??? I would suppose if someone could get something done this might be the guy. It would be nice to see the immature soap opera finally end and all the "maybe we can be another city" earthship idealists silenced. All the BS in city government right now could fill every pothole... and maybe they can stop blaming Doug Bruce for everything (you know, that guy that did not like taxation without representation but you did).
I will let someone else post Mary Lou Makepeace' resume whom I assume the Indy! will favor. This riveting factual article was quite informative about absolutely nothing. The Indy staff of investigative reporters are squarely on top of the colored circle thing which helps decide how many percents it takes to make a round thing. And if your name does not fit in your slice then you know you are a loser.
Thanks to Mayor Bach many people do not have to get out of bed in the morning and go to work for the city. He says, "Look I am going to fire me too!" The man that saved our parks from burning down by enacting a cigarette ban. Pure genius. He will probably go to work for the Olympic Committee. Or not.
Manitou residents and outsiders alike enjoy these festivals which only shut off traffic in town short term. They definitely represent the colorful spirit of the mountains and Manitou. CS Indy you get an F for thinking Tim Haas represents anything about Manitou. He inherits daddy's business so full of tourist crap their is no reason for a local citizen to ever buy any of his wares. Tim is so bad at picking product mix one of his stores has been up for sale for months. Tom doesn't represent Manitou at all. He personally started the very divisive anti-retail pot campaign which he lost 66% to 33%. SO dear CS Indy of you are going to quote anybody about Manitou , you pick a horrible retailer who inherited his businesses and could care less about the locals....shame on you !
Retailers aren't adding up everything here. Maybe they don't sell as much merchandise on the day of the event but the recognition and returns business isn't being quantified and that's the life blood of a business. Those people will be back another day and the event does more to heighten awareness than anything the retailers are doing. "Keep Manitou weird" is the best draw they have. If they have a seasonal business then that's a business model problem they should address. What are they doing to draw thousands to Manitou in the middle of winter? Nothing.
Fund-raising capability aside and based purely upon perceived administrative ability and ability to squarely face the needs of the region and find solutions, which of the mayoral candidates would you prefer to see as the next mayor of Colorado Springs?
Suthers would be Bach ver 2.0. He is also a prohibitionist. We need to get past the 1930's mentality that is holding CS back.
revelations in last year.
budget had gone up for fleet services.
local parts suppliers are being supplanted by suppliers from other states or city's.
(supporting jobs in those areas with our tax dollars) .
council had Serco employee on it.
Serco tried to run fleet of fire trucks in California nd was given the boot shortly afte.
Serco ran Dallas fleet and was booted after a short while
memorial health is exploding costs due to pera silly ness.
more than I can say here many many things have proven to be not as they seemed.
so will we get third lawsuit for the city fleet Pera staff that were kicked to the curb? or did the memorial deal teach them the way to skirt any obligation. glad to see the myopic mayor moving along with stunningly brilliant decisions. so even if c4c could work the origin of it and the people pushing it seem to be inept. can we just push pause and look at every single decision he has made before implementing policy that will cost far more than it saves, at every turn he looses money to lawsuits or offshoring!! see you tube "Serco the biggest company you have never heard of " they run our fleet, and an aspect of Obama care.... wonder if Bach even looked at the company before accepting bids.
Sounds like just one more example of the more powerful moneyed interests trying to use government to drive out the little guy so they can seize (financial) control. Same thing's happened in medical marijuana with home-based caregivers. Same thing has happened with lawyers trying to control mediators. Same thing has happened with the psychological community trying to ban unlicensed therapists. Fortunately the little guy in the yoga community has an ace to play ... Link your training to religion. They can't touch you.
LOL. Joel Miller 2%. What an obstructionist douche.
You've probably heard, but this bill passed the Senate Education Committee today, unanimously. No angry yogis. Just passionate and intelligent. The committee was welcoming and polite and respectful. More details and photos (including Sen Owen Hill performing an arm balance on the platform) on Facebook.
I am sure amy would have preferred to have the poll contain misleading wording that confused the hell out of everyone on purpose as she has done before. she might have a chance that way.
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