I heard Manitou is also installing a shuttle from a parking lot down the way - which would help too. I don't think the whole parking meter thing is a big deal, especially if it helps pay for a shuttle system. Manitou parking has always been dreadful, even in Winter. So maybe this will help with that problem some. And to all you saying you won't go to Manitou anymore - I guess time will tell.
It's not a lifestyle choice. You're an idiot. I'm sure gay people wake up and ask how they can feel alienated and have less rights than others... yep, let's choose that lifestyle. Seriously dude?
And the comment about power of attorney etc... just plain false.
By the way, two of my best friends are a gay couple raising a child, and doing a fantastic job at it to boot. Much better than your parents did, clearly.
I agree with you that there have been failings in government here in Colorado Springs. Lots of examples in the past of this. The point is though, don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
Joan: "YOU pay for what YOU use, be it a neighborhood park or public transportation, and I'll pay for what I use."
That's idiotic. We are a COMMUNITY. Not individuals living in a vacuum. This is a democratic republic, not a collection of individual homes with no connection or relation. Views like yours are just so silly... I can't even begin to fathom where you think this logic will take us. If that's how you want to live, go live in the middle of nowhere and build all of your own roads and hire your own personal hospital/police/fire. *SHM*
It's really quite sad reading some of these comments. Simplifying the beliefs of huge swaths of people by using one word descriptions... what a terrible display of mental laziness.
Let's be fair here - Colorado Springs has had a tumultuous and often embarrassing response to revenue downfall. We had citizens vote to not increase sales taxes by one penny and the ramifications meant less street lights, less fire fighters, less police...
I for one agree with J. Adrian Stanley that we are indeed the laughing stock of the country when it comes to these issues. We have people not willing to pay one extra penny for huge benefits to the community. Instead, we're stuck with an aging infrastructure and diminished public services and as a result no large corporations worth a damn want to relocate here. Why come to Colorado Springs when you can relocate to Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins - all the same benefits and none of the terrible public obsession over taxation and "personal freedom." You get what you pay for, y'all.
Man, I don't care what anyone says... This article is hysterical! Great job.
Bingo. This city could be such a great place but we are completely unwilling to tax ourselves to make it happen. Hell, even OK city increased their own taxes to improve their city and now they have one bad-ass downtown. We got a bunch of crazy tea party libertarians here that see quality of life equating to church size and lower tax rates. Oh well. In other news, we're the laughing stock of many Americans because of this myopic view of how money should be used. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-arch…
Intersting issue. I think that Marijuana is not a black-and-white issue. The White House is right that it is a medical and substance abuse issue that needs attention. While I personally believe that people should be allowed to use drugs at their leisure as long as it does not cost others, I am not sure how to attain that status for Marijuana. I certainly think that making it illegal is stupid, but we need a better system for addressing addicts, etc before legalizing. I suppose if we spent that "drug war" $ on treatment and education, it just may work.
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