One poster wrote, "no one seems to be capable of hiring people who have the spunk, skills, and ideas to stand up and make a difference". There were some of us younger professionals with those traits in the Springs, and we were making a difference until about June 2011 when Mayor Bach took office and starting gutting the community. Our family recently left the Springs and so have a lot of people we know - other 40 and under people like us and even some really successful friends in their 50s and 60s. While it was hard to leave our friends, our home/neighborhood and our jobs, we are glad we did, especially given the recent take over of City Council. Thanks, David for trying to be an entreprenuer with Sun Share - you think the pro-business Reaganonomics-worshipping crowd would have been behind your capitalist efforts. But alas you are not a developer building junk houses/buildings and skirting regulations left and right.
"She believes SDS is needed, and doesn't believe parks and open space are "a necessary or important topic right now for my district."
Is Lisa Czeladtko kidding herself? Parks and Open Space are NOT necessary or important topics in her district. Get a clue, Lisa. That is a key reason people live in many of the District 3 neighborhoods - close access to parks and most of the best open spaces in the community. Can you say North Cheyenne Canon, Red Rock Canyon, Stratton Open Space, Cheyenne Mtn State Park, Memorial Park, and all the great neighborhood parks? I understand that there are a lot of very important issues from inadequate funding of infrastructe maintenance, attracting good quality jobs, increasing and stabilizing the tax base, addressing escalating crime, etc. But being a community leader means being able to multi-task and understanding how all these issues weave together. Quality of life is one of the primary factors that businesses look at when expanding or relocating (a well trained workforce and quality educational institutions are some of the other factors). Parks and open spaces (and necessary maintenance, programs and activities therein) go hand in hand with those other issues. While I appreciate her interest in getting involved in the community, she needs to spend some time getting to know her District 3 constituents. Lisa, come down from The Spires and get to know the rest of us.
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