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.
you mean to tell me the cops didn't have their handy can of weapons grade pepper spray?
I still don't understand why people think selling off our real estate to others is going to do anything more than a short break on the deck chairs. One of the reasons we have a (small) shot at getting into the data center and cloud computing business is our relatively low electrical costs, thanks to our city-owned utility. Selling that off to a for-profit company will effectively kill our one advantage. We don't have decent parks, we are infested with potholes, we have no public transit, a reputation that makes us look less tolerant than Mississippi in the 60's and we continue to throw our existing infrastructure under the bus of more growth. Rethink the sale, do look to companies that aren't looking to offshore 90% of the jobs here in the Springs, and try to find things that increase revenue. It is pretty obvious that selling off and cutting costs is comiing to its finite end here.
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