Terry Maketa is doing his typical good job...clearly correcting in his capacity all the mistakes of last summer made by the city.
Remember what' a small percentage of what was donated last dummer was actually given to fire victims, a huge percentage going to administration with primarily bottled water going to the victims was about it.
To SexyGirl26 - Do you know Ms Burbach? Do you have inside info? I would guess not. Read CO District Attorney's Council's statement (wonderful and accurate). Are you aware that there are defense attorneys in full support of her, judges, too, highly respected and revered toxicologists and even co-workers? Stay tuned. You're missing parts of this story.
Who cares what Doug, the convicted felon, Bruce has to say? What he says or does has no relevance. Please stop giving him any newspaper coverage. People do not care what he has to say. He thrives on attention which is very apparent when he comes into city offices or CSU. He struts around demanding attention and being rude and disrespectful to employees, customers, police officers, and anyone else that he can gain attention from. I am amazed that he thinks he still has the ability to influence people. He needs to crawl back into one of his dilapidated houses and move on with his life.
"... he really got agitated when Council President Keith King called for a motion and second on the security measures vote before inviting the public to comment on the matter...."
YOU in the GOP voted for the "strong mayor" and the wife beater. Shut up, bend over and try not to vote for these jerks next time.
Goldsabbath, here is an excerpt from a KRDO interview with CM Pico:
"Both Pico and the mayor's chief of staff maintain that Pico has recused himself from all conversations regarding fleet changes...Once I was elected, I made sure Colorado Springs city administration was also aware," said Pico. "Talked to the city attorney, made sure everything was fire-walled and that I was isolated from anything to do with the contract...Chief of Staff Laura Neumann said Pico had nothing to do with the city's decision.
"The process started long before Andy Pico ran for council or certainly was elected for council," said Neumann. "So the process was well underway, the short list was well underway. And he had no influence whatsoever in our decision."
Full interview: http://www.krdo.com/news/springs-councilman-works-for-firm-that-could-take-over-city-fleet/-/417220/20482444/-/s6a8ll/-/index.html
Just don't let the mayor near the Black Forest fire...fortunately the sheriff is in charge of that one. Oh that's right...the sheriff was supposed be in charge of Waldo Canyon, it is just that mayor wouldn't let him.
Thank goodness Mr. Bach is a fiscal conservative.
What the heck - how in the world can he call himself that. And if the republicans re-elect him or anyone like him they are just as pathetic locally as they are nationally.
Staci6: IMO Facebook made a mistake going to Omaha.
FEDEX and WalMart have moved their data centers here for a reason. Not just our low electric utility rates, but our cool and dry climate requires far less cooling effort for warehouses full of servers. Omaha is neither cool nor low in humidity.
FEDEX has moved about 2/3 of its data center ops (not "call" center ops) from Memphis to here and in the near future will complete the move of all data center ops to their campus at Voyager and NorthGate. These are GOOD jobs.
If Mayor Botch commits the crime of selling CSU to for-profit utility greedsters, our electric rates will skyrocket and this city will lose a key reason for data centers to come here.
I wonder what if anything the RBA, CofC, et al, are doing to get data centers to come here.
Sheila, "Success has a thousand father."
You can be sure that Lamebrain's next mailer (at taxpayer expense) will trumpet the jobs from this; he'll find a way to spin it for his own glory.
Meanwhile, the irony is richer than any fiction, the worst idiot in Congress (and given the TEA party types there that's saying a lot) who tried 37 times (and counting) to kill the ACA ends up getting some of the jobs in his district.
The bitter taste in his mouth is the DEMs making him look like a fool - again - it's so easy.
SSDD for Mayor Botch.
Next step ... an easy guess for those who've been following along ... Botch's developer buddy retries the "planning" process and, magically, gets approval for that questionable development. Bet on it.
The new name for our "planning process" should be "The Steve Stamp of Approval"
Botch, Melcher and the cronies need to get booted out asap.
I would encourage everyone to read the internal, independent report compiled by Mountain States Employers Council, Inc. on Ms. Burbach's misdeeds (released 6/7). There is overwhelming evidence of procedural misconduct and personal antagonism of those who didn't happen to agree with her. The report concludes (and these are their words, not mine) that her denials only further damaged her credibility. Don't feel sorry for her. This should have happened a long time ago. The State of Colorado and the Toxicology Lab will be a much better place without this underqualified bully.
Obama Care is quickly becoming unworkable and will most likely be gutted before years end...I doubt these jobs ever materialize.
Lamborn probably doesn't even know about it...I have never seen a more out of touch representative...and his staff is like without a clue...the whole office just living the dream on the public dole.
And now they will probably target me with information from the NSA and attack by the IRS...
Wonder how Doug Lamborn feels about this given that he's voted against Obamacare - not once - but 37 times. Thirty-seven.
100 jobs is 100 more than zero - if it puts unemployed people to work,it is a good thing even though they are call center jobs which may account for:
"With little fanfare, the Business Alliance issued this press release" Fanfare might be called for when:
Tech, get over the speed traps. If you are not speeding, you will not get a ticket. Sounds pretty simple to me. People freaked out about the red light cameras which are very much needed in this town. If you stop when the light is red you will not get a ticket (it is not rocket science.) I received my first speeding ticket about 2 years ago. I was going 35 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. It was totally my fault, I drove a different way to work and did not see the sign. I made a mistake and accepted responsibility. The officer was very professional. I appeared in court because at the time he pulled me over, I had not put my updated insurance card in my car. While waiting in court I reviewed the back of my ticket and it was noted that I had an excellent attitude and was very cooperative. My guess is that is not something you would see on the back of a ticket. You are not the victim when you get a speeding ticket, you broke the law and need to accept responsibility instead of blaming the officers for doing their job. We need to get rid of the "victim" mentality and assume responsibility for our actions. Have a great day and drive carefully.
These jobs come right out of our pockets, so these are not a sum total gain but a redistribution of wealth while robbing us of our own hard earned benefits while skyrocketing our health care costs...a sum total theft.
Manitou is worth it so shut up
Manitou is worth it so shut up!
Yeah, buddy. Too bad we can't remove Barry Soetero in the process.
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