That is what you get for having a sheriff who's motto is"
Let it Burn, Let it Burn, Let it Burn.
And people keep voting for him!?!
If the recall effort is nullified because of a legal technicality, someone's consulting lawyer ought to be disbarred. Like I said, how dumb are you to sign a petition when you don't even know in which district you live?
Watch what kind of fire Chief Bach brings in, whoever they are they will be a head hunter with no loyalty to the CSFD, their only loyalty will be to the Mayor. The number of firefighter will be reduced to 3 per truck and an explanation will be given that says because we have such good coverage of the city that it will only take a few seconds for another truck to arrive with 3 more firefighters. More trucks mean more firefighters, besides the tiny number of fires we have in the city doesn't justify the huge firefighting force we have now.
Studies will be introduced that show that a smaller firefighting force is more affordable and every bit as effective as having 4 firefighters. We have just been through 2 huge wildland fires in the past 12 months, this is what a study from California found.
A study by Matt Rahn, director of research and education at SDSU’s College of Sciences’ Field Stations Programs.
The study, conducted over eight months, timed Cal Fire firefighters in drills in which they laid fire hoses for 100 feet, 1,000 feet and 2,000 feet.
In a typical wildfire incident, one crew member stays behind with the engine and manages the scene, while the rest are left to do the firefighting and laying down of the hose. With a crew of four, that leaves three firefighters to do the manual labor.
The tests found that changing a crew’s staffing from three to four increased efficiency by as much as 50 percent.
“That can mean 15 to 40 minutes of a faster response time and effectiveness, which may not seem like a lot but in an initial attack of a fire, that’s a tremendous amount of time and often means success or failure in a fire,” Rahn said.
There hasn't been a line of duty death for the Colorado Springs Fire Department for more than 100 years, if Mayor Bach does this we will have a death, maybe not on his watch but at some point in the near future. I hope the Mayor gets any firefighter death hung around his neck in the future even if he is out of office. This is bad policy from a bad politician.
I appreciate the effort of the men and women fighting this fire, we owe them a huge thanks for risking their lives. NOW.....for the supervisors that are suppose to be responsible for protecting us again wild fires. Once again they screwed up! I realize that its not easy to predict a wild fire, but didn't they learn a thing from Waldo Canyon. I was near Garden of the Gods on Sunday before Waldo Canyon blew up. They had one chopper dropping water on the fire. If they had been serious about fighting Waldo Canyon, they would have had more resources working the fire on Saturday and Sunday and Waldo Canyon might never had gotten out of control.
Now once again, we have the same issue. I saw the smoke about hour after the fire began and I did drive up to Black Forest. There was some people fighting the fire, but not nearly enough........don't they get it!!! They should have had a agreement to bring in all local resources once a fire in a wooded area began.
What really ticks me off are the media briefings that they had. It was one big Kumbaya butt kissing fest about how they were working so well together and what a great job they were doing and sheriff Maketa was leading the song and dance. Maketa kept starting his media love fest by the number of houses they saved, not by number of houses destroyed by their lack of action. Due to the incompetence of these people we will lose close to 1000 homes in about a year. If in their minds this is doing a good job of fighting wild fires, maybe we need new people to protect our city.
Fantasy land...morse is gone, run out of town on a rail.
Shades of the old Soviet Union, reporting on the a sports event where the USA won and the USSR came in second.
TASS reported that the US came in next to last and the USSR came in second.
So it goes with Mayor Botch's propaganda ministry.
Hows about getting Jay Carney?
the old technicality nullifying the result. poor repubicans... missed it by that much.
Over 37 percent of the submitted signatures were invalid. What a bunch of morons who don't even know if they are registered to vote in District 11. Oh, you mean Senate District 11? Duh. They probably think Al Gore is still VP.
They have to give us that award or else we'll nuke 'em. (:->)
We need to hire Joe Izuzu to be the City's spokesman. He has more credibility than the current crop of hacks and flacks.
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What we need is a list of all the best Colorado beers...these guys have obviously never tried Eddy Line for example.
Boo! I cry foul! Those macho drinkers will think again when all the hops affect their estrogen levels!
All women should take self defense classes, carry a gun (know how to use it, practice with it), and USE IT!!! Then use a Taser on him and then mace him then kick the shit out of him then call the police. When people realize it's up to them to protect themselves because there will never be police protection during normal life, that's when the numbers of these crimes will drop. And when the criminals start to understand that they may be killed committing there crime, the numbers will drop.
Mayor wants to OUTSOURCE EVERYTHING! ALL City employees should be worried about there jobs.
2013 Executive Branch
Executive Branch Administration
Lead pension reform: Form a Pension Solutions Team no later than January 2013 to propose and
gain support for legislation result in sustainable pension plans and reduce the City’s pension
Support an increase in private sector civilians employed by an average of 6,000 per
year by being the most business and citizen friendly city of our size in the United States
Develop a definitive plan to continue outsourcing and implement community partnerships to
provide park maintenance services by Q1 2013.
Increase road and stormwater maintenance: Add $2 million more in stormwater and $2 million
more in Streets capital projects to be completed by private contractors.
Streetlights, Bus Service, and Snow Plowing: Turn on the remaining 3,500 streetlights, provide
comprehensive streetlight analysis/recommendations to Mayor; add evening bus service; and
test Phase II of outsourcing of snow plowing by close of Q1 2013.
It will be up to the Indy to dig deeper into this fire story. Why were there only 150 firefighters fighting the fire a day and a half in but over a thousand when it was almost put out? Why was the county so grossly unprepared for a fire in the Black "Forest"? Was internal advice ignored? The local tv will not do this story. For them this was just a news event. Sheriff Maketa was a hero. There were lots of silver linings and endless "how do you really feel questions?"
All of this would have been much easier if the Mayor and Council had chosen to air the subject before making a decision on laying off so many city workers. Democracy is messy but it flourishes best in the open. Too many recent city decisions smack of oligarchy and are hidden from the public as personnel matters.
I believe the City should end negotiations with this business headquartered in a Foreign country and step back, take another look and the REAL numbers of so called cost savings vs value and get PERA down here to explain to the people how them numbers don't work.
"perceived," "appearance of a conflict," "remote," and "indirect." I believe the City should end negotiations with this business headquartered in a Foreign country and step back, take another look and the REAL numbers of so called cost savings vs value and get PERA down here to explain to the people how them numbers don't work.
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