They seem to know what they are doing - but it is a very expensive place.
Too bad the readers and the editors of the Independent are so weak and ineffectual. A paper with any influence would not only identify the best competitors, but would begin supporting them with both articles and solicitations for public events, social gatherings, and donations.
It is time for a revolution in Colorado Springs leadership. Young and energetic people with new ideas and no fear of the establishment are needed.
Unfortunately Joseph Carlson doesn't seem up to the task.
Many other hopefuls are - and GoFundMe is the best way to counteract the fuddy-duddy check writing skills of the developers and their ilk.
Who's up for it?
Squeaky wheels get the grease - the rest of you be damned.
They are just marking time until it is time for them to select the six district-specific City Council members (April 4, 2017). You'd be wise to vote against the candidates they endorse, although resistance is generally futile when it comes to council races.
Don't be misled. The massive hail storms that battered large swaths of the city is the cause of this spike in sales tax revenues - as residents were busy spending insurance claim money on car/home repairs and replacements. Next year their insurance bills will skyrocket and spending will likely tank.
The district might not think that an extra $100-$200 a year in property taxes is a big deal, but to many people it is, especially considering that insurance, utility bills, phone bills, cable rates, etc., are also on the rise. It was also a bad idea to think that people would swallow the whole $235 million pill all at once, especially since it was possible to look at the districts spending plan for it and see items that simply didn't seem that critical. A separate school maintenance bond would likely have passed since people can clearly see how the district has let the schools crumble in order to move money to other areas.
True journalism and political bias do not go together, as the latter tries to fit the facts to a narrative rather than letting the facts tell their own story.
Unfortunately, with the exception of some dining and entertainment stories this might be the only un-biased article I have read in the Independent over the last year. Your editorial staff might think that provides a balance to the other news sources in town, but frankly it just drags you down to their level.
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