Why not encourage conservation, oh and maybe use that insurance money to help finance solar and net metering on the roofs of those who want it, at a reasonable price close to current usage for those subscribers? Use the reduction of generation needs to upgrade CSU's portion of the grid and start bringing electrical transmission and balance into the 21st century? We could become the city that boldly reduced our carbon footprint, while making it work with our city-owned utility, a far bigger marvel than a stadium with no mass transit to it, and a few down town museums.
Dear Mr Mc Milan, unfortunately Kum and Go isn't just a name. It is a 10 pump gas station at the Gateway of a historic district and an invasion into those residences within a 4 block radius. As if the name wasn't a bad thing, the elevated levels of Ozone, Benzene, VOC's that impact those of us in the neighborhood with Asthma and other respiratory ailments, the extra noise, dust, and litter generated by an additional stop and rob, and the light pollution by same in an attempt to not be a "stop and Rob" are additional impacts. The need for airtight and soundproof windows, extra curtains and air purification systems, as well as the decreased property values for all of us, should add up to a tidy takings sum for a lawyer willing to represent the neighborhood if this zoning change and building goes through. AS far as I know only one deluded little old man who may well be worm food by the time the real negatives begin to affect the neighborhood is in favor of same; most neighbors are upset, in sensed and ready to fight for our lovely homes and way of life.
We have lived through Goodwill's impact on parking in areas near by with few complaints, have put up with the extra foot traffic and trash in our neighborhood as we are good and mostly charitable neighbors. However, given the underhanded unneighborly behavior of same on selling out to a non conforming business, my patience, donations and politeness about a charity are now gone. Goodwill and Kum and Go are earning a black eye in the community and one that has already impacted where family members and friends spend their thrift dollars and buy gas. Surely Good Will Industries can find the heart to actually give back to the local community they have asked and taken so much from.
You all reali8ze the only groups denied in Cenncinnati were all progressive groups. All three of them? The horror of actually having to back up your social welfare bonfides must be really rought for some.
mayor Bach should be more worried about what kind of pollution is wandering around in the area he wants to make into something. Benzene and such are far more dangerous to health (and memory) that a little Colorado Sinsemilla.
I'm guessing the current moribund city "fathers" and mothers are looking more at becoming a retirement capital of the country. Too bad we will be buying into big oil, which will ruin both our air AND water when it kicks into gear, not to mention water all over easstern Colorado and then there is the shaking. Ah! that's it. we will make outselves into the religious equivelant of Silicon Valley, rather than becoming the tech/alternative energy capital. Myself, I am fearing we will have to depopulate as the continuing climate change makes water unavailable and our way of life here untenable.
I've given up. We continue to go Bachwards, the city that started a trend up in the 70's is now the city and county of no. Courting that batch of conservative non profits (tax sinkholes) has not helped our reputation, not has closing the city pools (thanks for picking them up, Y) or the dying street trees under watered parks, and a host of other deferred maintenance issues. If we want youthful creative classes we need to court their desires and needs.
My biggest concern is what will happen to the less profitable parts of Memorial, such as the NICU, PICU and such. NICU's are notorious money pits, although the value to parents and patients is well worth the cost in good will and future health of the city. For example, the Penrose/St Francis sytem doesn't have a NICU for severely ill or premature neonates. The idea that 13 years ago (this week) my son and I would have been seperated by 65 miles in bad weather for the time it took me to recover enough to drive up to Denver to be with him and stay in a hotel, (or sleep in quiet hallways) for the week he was in would have had a serious impacet on his health, my health and his sibs' need for a mom.
Profit in the name of Profit is only good for us in the short term. We will pay and pay and pay if HCA decides to make money off memorial.
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