Interesting comment, Mr. K. I've long considered the powers that be in the Springs to be self-serving opportunists in conservative clothing. Consider, for example, the good "limited government" game they talk, while presiding over the most federally dependent city in the nation. They'll gladly cut everybody else's programs ... Just don't touch theirs. This egotism presents a major impediment to good governance because in reality, far too many of the participants are not in it to serve the greater good, but to build their reputations. True collaboration requires a true willingness to press the pause button on our own self-interests long enough to fully and openly listen to, and consider another's views. Is that ever in play in the Springs?
TT water rates double after you've used 15,000 gallons in a month. That's a HUGE amount of water. If you're using more than 15,0000 gallons a month you've got a big wasteful problem, pal. I average 3,000 gallons a month. Seriously is there anything you don't find fault with? Get a hobby dude.
John Lott proved nothing, Helen. Nice try.
The Springs loves to claim that it's fiscally conservative and financially responsible. The truth is it hides from the enormity of it's problems, and just pushes everything endlessly down the road. Palmer is turning in his grave. That's ok ... just keep pushing the creative class out and sucking at the federal teat and I'm sure it'll all work out.
Once again the Springs had an opportunity to get an early jump start into and make a name for itself in a fast evolving, exponentially growing new industry. Instead it passed up thousands of jobs and billions of dollars because the bluehairs choked on pennies. The lack of vision in the Springs is simply mind blowing. Then again this is the community that was falling all over itself to attract hardware and chip manufacturing even though those industries were already headed oversees, and everybody else was moving on to global communications and Internet technologies. Flash forward 15 years, and while Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder reach new heights, the Springs tech corridor is a sad collection of empty buildings and dilapidated strip malls. Congratulations, curmudgeons. The brain drain continues and the Springs continues it's slide into mediocrity. Off to read the story about your $1.6 BILLION backlog of infrastructure projects. Nice going.
"Of course I never ask a question I don't already know the answer to."
Stacy you don't know sh*t. The obstructionism of the curmudgeon class in the Pikes Peak region is ridiculous and shameful. If people like you ruled the world, we never would have had a federal interstate highway system, space program, the Internet or any of the thousands of other advancements we have thanks to public investment in new ideas. And yes that includes failures along the way. But it's also what's made the US great .. and that obstructionism I speak of is why the Springs is increasingly lapped and laughed at. You're so focused on pinching pennies today you fail to see the dollars to be made. Like I said, you don't know sh*t. All you're apparently good at is complaining.
Dennys in WP hurts for the exact same reason Primos did ... it's removed from the city core, and stands alone in a sea of parking lot. It's a bad place to put a restaurant.
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