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Re: “UPDATE: Gaebler considering bid for Colorado Springs City Council president

Are you speaking of the necessity of a run off if the candidates for Mayor receive under 50%?

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Posted by What's the Word? on 04/08/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

I think that the Gazette is secretly supporting Chard Skorman, the Healthy Choice for City Council. Everytime they publish a negative editoral about him, he receives many contributions.
Perhaps next time they will also publish his website, info@richardskorman.com, so that people can donate to Richard.
Many thanks to the Gazette! Keep up the good work!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 03/18/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “City studies financial impacts of developing the Banning Lewis Ranch

This should be quite interesting! thanks for the update, Pam.

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Posted by What's the Word? on 10/26/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Staci6,

Please recall that Jill Gaebler was one of the three to vote against the land swap.

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Posted by What's the Word? on 09/14/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “UPDATE: City tax hike study paralleled land swap debate

Gary, Thanks for asking!
When I choose to move here in 1984 after a lengthy analysis of places to live, I was thrilled by the proximity of the mountains both on the west side and the Austin Bluffs/Palmer Park extension east of I-25.
As one the of founders of the TOPS program along with people like Richard Skorman and John Weiss (of the Indy), we have been able to expand the trail, open space, and parks opportunities.
However, when the Great Recession hit in 2008, the Parks budget crashed with the economic crash. There is now a back log of $180 million of parks updates that are needed. In addition, we would like to establish a funding mechanism so that when the next recession hits, Parks is not hit like it was in 2008.
Parks, Trails, and Open Space along with the great climate is what makes Colo Spgs a wonderful place to live. We need to invest in the present and the future to keep it great!

Thank you, Lee

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Posted by What's the Word? on 06/10/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City tax hike study paralleled land swap debate

John and Jim,

I urge you not to "throw the baby outwith the bath water"! I understand and share your anger, but there is bigger picture to consider, please!

Thanks, Lee

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Posted by What's the Word? on 06/09/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: City tax hike study paralleled land swap debate

Pam has done a great job of covering the Land Swap, but to suggest that the $42 million is really the available budget to take care of community park needs misses the real situation.

For example, $8.8 million of included enterprise money is used for things like the cemetery, Pikes Peak Highway, and the golf courses.

Thanks to all of you in this important discussion!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 06/09/2016 at 10:14 AM

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