As a Utilities rate payer I strongly object to subsidized watering for City Parks. I had to get rid of my lawn because I cannot afford to pay the price it costs to water it. The City needs to find a reasonable solution and not expect money from specific Utilities services to be taken and used for the municipal parks. It is hard to come to grips with this issue but in the end we live in a semi-arid biome and have suffered incredible drought in recent years. Find a way to fund watering parks without robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Carlos is a sweetheart and deserves to be Top Dog for 2013! You can help make him the Hallmark Channel's Viewers Top Dog by voting for him at the following link: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/topdog
You can vote for Carlos once a day! Please help this Colorado Springs Hometown Hero add another honor for his service.
This is strange there has been zero candidate information available for this election. Without information I will not vote for any of these candidates. Seems like District 11 should at least post bios for all candidates. And what about the Indy and the Gazette? Neither has published any candidate info other than to announce a forum such as this one.
I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1974 and stormwater was an issue when I moved here and remains an issue to this this day. The Stormwater Enterprise was finally starting to make a dent in this problem but the community would not accept it calling it (thanks to efforts of Mr. Bruce) a rain tax. It was however, declared a reasonable and legitimate fee by the courts. City Council at the time under pressure from Bruce and his vocal followers backed out of it to honor the so called "wishes of the voters." The mayor's plan is nothing but the same old do as little as possible plan we have been following for the past 40 plus years. This is the major issue facing our community and we need to tackle it with a regional solution to do it right.
I think City Council did the only thing the Mayor and Mr. Melcher were going to allow them to do. Trying to advance one's own agenda by repeatedly telling Council they did not have the authority to seek outside legal assistance when the City Attorney's Office refused to give them the service they were entitled to has left them with no other option. It has been clear from the start that the mayor feels the City Attorney is there to promote his and only his opinion. The disrespect shown to a duly elected Council by the Mayor and his staff has been inexcusable. If it requires a legal challenge then so be it - I place the blame on Mr. Bach and Mr. Melcher - not City Council who are trying to do their best to serve all the people of Colorado Springs and not just the downtowners and developers.
Interesting how the margin of the vote doesn't matter for some, yet Republicans are constantly fighting against the same issues that were already defeated in the last presidential election. Doesn't matter when they "win" no matter how narrow the margin but they refuse to accept the outcome when they "lose" an election.
I hope the committee that worked on this was made up of volunteers because this does not reflect anything of the "nature" of Colorado - it looks like a road hazard sign. Why don't we just go back to Colorful Colorado and then an actual picture of some mountains or wildflowers in bloom - why is everything these days like cartoon stick pictures?
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