I was at Acacia park between from 11 to 12 and the crowd was many times the number that is shown here. When was this picture taken? Don't count on the CSIndy for the truth.
Mr. Weiss and Mr. Pope, the per capita budget figures in your editorial charts comparing Colorado Springs with cities such as Pueblo and Fort Collins are questionable. According to the charts, Pueblo and Fort Collins each generate 50 percent more sales tax per capita than does the Springs. And yet the city sales taxes in Colorado Springs and Pueblo are the same: 3.5 percent. In Fort Collins the city sales tax is only 3 percent. I cannot believe that the income or spending habits are so different in these cities. I can only conclude that the tax figures for the Springs do not include the specific taxes that the Springs residents have voted in for public safety, transportation, and open space. Is that what happened?
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