Thanks for the comments. I included "GPS coordinates" (I'll continue to use that term since people are using them in their GPS's) due to readers requests from experienced hikers. It's up to the user to know the proper use of their equipment...I'm merely providing the information. Next time, I'll include the " ' " just to avoid any confusion.
Thanks for reading!
Chico, this doesn't provide money for any new parks. It merely improves and/or repairs existing properties.
Keri, they are starting to change now, although not quite at peak.
Thanks for the comments. Jerry. I'll be covering more safety related topics in future blogs.- Bob Falcone
I'm on board with most of this EXCEPT for 2 things:
Having the mayor (especially this clown, but in reality ANY single politician) in charge of utilities. It must be overseen by a committee that will represent ALL parts of the community.
The "City and County of Colorado Springs" is unworkable for a number of reasons. Would the "County of Colorado Springs" be limited to only the current boundaries of the city, with El Paso County being the rest of the current county? If so, you limit growth (not necessarily a bad thing) since one county cannot simply annex part of another county.
If the "County of Colorado Springs" were to be all of what is currently El Paso County, it wouldn't be hard to foresee that the more rural parts of the county would be short-changed and neglected due to more attention being paid to the bigger city (much like how Bach has screwed over the county by pulling out of the ESA).
Like our mayor, Hazlehurst is long on "ideas" but short on how to carry them out.
It's simple... have the mayor actually respect the decisions made by council and not thumb his nose at them.
OldCrank: What I like about your vision is that instead of moving a profitable biz (Sky Sox) across town, and not bringing in anything NEW, you envision something that the city doesn't already have. I would be more likely to support a project like you envision than just re-treading what we already have. Too bad the mayor doesn't get it...
Big red: Actually, a new stadium downtown will drive UP the costs of game tickets, concessions and parking, all of which will drive DOWN attendance. The current ballpark is fully paid for, sets attendance records almost every year, has reasonably priced tickets (including season tickets), all while being one of the most profitable park in the minors. ALL of that will disappear with a new, multi-million dollar ball park.
City hall likes to show stats that show how a new downtown ballpark in other cities had huge increases in attendance. What they don't tell you is that that only lasts a few years (a honeymoon period, if you will...) and after that, attendance is driven by how well the team does.
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