That stretch was poorly done, its lumpy and quite frankly was a crap job.
Not a damn thing has changed in 10 years....
A tax on bikes wouldn't work the same way a gas tax does. A car continuously needs gas to work, a bike does not. So short of a huge tax on the initial purchase of the bike there's no way for a bike tax to pay for bike specific lanes. Linda read the state laws on this, you have to share the road with bikes, it doesn't matter if you like it or not.
Pokey, utilities, hospital and Airport salaries don't come out of the city budgets IIRC as they are self funding.
Sliding property values are yet another reason to increase taxes to keep revenue flows where they need to be. Just because property is worth less does not mean it got cheaper to perform the duties the city is expected to perform. You should see all of the people that use the senior center just down the street from my house, and all of the golfers that use Patty Jewitt, when i see that i don't feel like my tax dollars are being wasted. Why do you? do really feel that you should pay $100+ for a tee time? or that seniors should just hide in there homes and have nowhere to go? That we should let our parks die and make our property values drop more? How is that good for the city?
PS:Fed-ex's profits have nothing to do with the price of tea in china and you know it. Intel's profits were up last quarter, and they are much bigger. Yet they both share one trait, they have nothing to do (outside of property taxes paid to the city) with this debate.
One last thing, have you even tried to get the numbers you seek? or are you just whining that no one has done it for you?
Dude you can say whatever you want, no one can make everyone else care or not think your stupid for saying it though. The right wing is not being punished by the government (ie no black helis have nabbed G.Beck), its being punished in the court of public opinion for being retarded. Your still quite free, otherwise i wouldn't be hearing about it constantly.
The city isn't going to be able to save 20+ million dollars out of firing city employees only. Even if they could do we really need more unemployed people in the springs competeing with Greg to get a job?
Time to go down to the McDonalds or Wal-mart and start making a few bucks so you can pay your property taxes. That is if you want to keep you house. Also why the hell would you advicate voting for Doug Bruces measure, that guy wants to turn Colorado springs back into dirt roads and anarchy so he doesn't catch flack over his lousy rental properties. He's also got something of a personal vendetta against City Gov, its all about him not whats best for the springs.
Hey man, the indy is but mearly embracing the term that the teaparty guys have freely embraced. How does that work? They like being called tea baggers and in a way its appropriate, these guys are sac tapping the health care debate with there rather infantile outbursts. Shouting down people with genuine questions about the health care debate at town halls while letting your fellow baggers rant about shit that has nothing to do with the stated purpose of the town hall is idiotic and makes them look like 5 year olds.
Go brew a nice cup of tea (man sac or teabag, your choice) and chillllll brah.
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