Bill Guman is correct. Councils were always given detailed information. It was how we could feel confident in making particular markups and knowing what the overall effects to a particular department would be.
Actually, the comment by WhiteRabbit is incorrect. It was the current Council (post Bernie Herpin) that voted to ban recreational marijuana. Bernie's only vote with regards to marijuana, while he was on City Council, was to vote in favor of the "pharmacy" medical marijuana alternative.
While I voted against the pharmacies, Bernie felt that he was obligated to vote for them because he felt the voters had voted for medical marijuana and placed it in the Colorado Constitution. While Bernie was out of office by the time that recreational marijuana came before Council, I can't help but think that his feelings towards the voters placing recreational marijuana in the Constitution would have been similar to his thought process vis-a-vis medical marijuana.
Helen is correct. Redmond, Washington's gain is Colorado Springs' loss. Tommy: Best of Luck and God Speed in your new job.
Whenever I was asked what I liked about being on City Council, I always responded that the best part of the job was getting to meet phenomenal people in the Community who I never would have had the opportunity to come into contact with otherwise. And the couple who I always used as an example of that was Dick and Judy Noyes. What a great couple!
My wife and I had the very fortunate opportunity to get to know the Noyes - we were guests at each other's home for dinner and we enjoyed their company and conversation.
Colorado Springs has suffered a terrible loss with Judy's passing. We will all miss her intelligence, compassion, and concern for our City.
Rest in peace Judy.
Robert Redford??!! I'm flattered but my wife won't stop laughing!
Let me get this right: Bruce Fleming is more than happy to teach English at the Naval Academy for 25 years and get paid for doing so. But he's also more than happy to criticize the institution that has provided him a living for a quarter century.
There's a word I learned from my English instructors at the Air Force Academy that seems to apply here: hypocrite.
Pam is right - this is a huge deal for Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU's partnership with Dr. Neumann has the potential to install more efficient and less expensive required pollution mitigation systems on our power plants, provide a return to our ratepayers, and bring great high technology jobs to Colorado Springs.
Kudos to the staff at CSU and to Dr. Neumann for having the foresight to start this great partnership.
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