After the election, what will be the public response to a likely re-introduction of the stormwater enterprise fee and finding $12-$15 added each month to their utility bill?
If no body pastes a link and you are unable to access the article, you can contact me privately below and I will be happy to forward a copy of the Wall Street Journal Article. Staci Lynne.
There are many facets of long term fiscal policy planning going to be required to ensure the financial viability of the city well into the future. Planning requiring the best minds from within the areas of economics, municipal finance, accounting and engineering in order to ensure there will be continued funding to pay for the ever ending quest to acquire more and more parks and open spaces. Parks that the city really does not even have the money to properly water and maintain!
The long term goals of the Broadmoor- Developer - and Colorado Springs Forward are not necessarily those in the best interest of the community.
The city, having close to 2B in needs with no revenue stream to fund them- due to policies crafted by the Development Community needs clear-thinking and independent individuals working on long term means to deal with the fact that the local population is growing far faster than are revenues.
Having people as Mrs Gaebler in elected office, who will unfailingly fall in line with whatever is proposed by the CSF-DVLPR community, is not the level of objective and clear-headed thinking I believe is called for.
Parks are important - but not the be-all, end-all of community needs. Mrs. Gaebler, voting against this one issue, is not the basis upon I would wish to evaluate her as to her ability as a serious thinker able to deal with the fiscal policies for the future. I personally do not feel she is what is needed on council.
While there is room on the sidelines for easily flustered cheerleaders, a strong quarterback and powerful offensive line on the field is what puts points on the board.
To end the decades long presence of Norwood-Broadmoor as the true executive branch of city government:
Vote out Suthers if he runs again.
Solves two problems: Suthers and Greene
Vote out Gaebler as the strongest toadie on council
(Bennett is termed out)
Vote against any candidate supported by:
RBA or CSF or HBA.
Vote against Sallie Clark should she decide to run.
Vote for Independents all the way
There may be a simple explanation for the 'Quiet Zone' on the Strawberry Patch:
A) It is a highly contentious matter the public did not wholly approve of. B) If Bill Louis is involved in legal action; he out brain-cells any in local government and would not tie his name to a measure he thought he would lose. C) The six 'numbered' council members are up for re-election in the next municipal election. D) Colorado Springs Forward wants all six out of office and replaced with their hand-picked members who will jump when they snap their fingers behalf of the Broadmoor-Builder-Developer Cadre. Particularly members on council who will follow orders when it comes to selling off the electric division of city utilities.
The electeds do not want to see this matter mentioned again as it may wind up a loss when all the lawsuits make it through court.
When you are looking for votes and campaign money, it is best not to stir up a hornet's nest.
Plus, there are those who think southern Colorado would benefit with John Suthers in the Governor's chair. He, too, needs no angry hornets.
And - - the Broadmoor may yet have their sights on taking over ownership of Pikes Peak so they can have a 'boutique mountain' for their guest to enjoy!
Therfore: keep quiet and do not agitate the restless natives! They vote!
- - - which is why almost a million dollars was spent to craft the excellently run campaign to move over to a 'strong mayor' form of government! Now they have their own 'in-house' street pimps to push the agenda forward more expeditiously through Colorado Springs Forward headed by Amy Lathen! Jeff Greene and Amy Lathen - all that is needed now is for Sallie Clark to run for council!
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