I'm struck by the similarity of this project with the proposed Keystone XL.
In 2012 the mayor diverted $5 million from the city's federal Surface Transportation Program 2013 allotment to support CDOT's expansion of I-25 to Monument. Apparently he was tired of congestion when driving to his home in Pine Creek? This is one reason some potholes are neglected.
Finally the city is listing transit routes to the mayor's town hall meetings. Progress!
"... organizers say only 7,000 jobs have been created here in the last 15 years while the population has grown by 20 percent, whereas 26,000 jobs have been created in Fort Collins, which has half the population of Colorado Springs" -- are these figures meaningful? What are the comparative net employment figures?
I find my new home city, Seattle, very prosperous and the citizens work for common welfare, not to separate themselves to flaunt their freedom.
@OldCrank, here is a very brief description of the LART advisory committee's duties during their 2-3 meetings / year to assign the projected revenue from the following year:
If the candidate hasn't informed their current employer that s/he is interviewing I totally understand the privacy request.
Ms. Miller notes "Mayor Bach has also told the State that in addition to City and County sales tax dollars, he’s willing to use ..., PPRTA" funds. If the mayor dips into the PPRTA tax revenue for C4C that would be a surprise and disappointment to the PPRTA voters who voted in November, 2012 for a list of transportation projects in their jurisdictions.
C4C was NOT on that ballot list and there is nothing in the PPRTA bylaws to allow the mayor to redirect those funds. You can look it up.
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