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Re: “Aspen Auto Clinic - Tutt Blvd.

They seem to know what they are doing - but it is a very expensive place.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 10/21/2015 at 7:33 AM

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Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

I have no sympathy for either side. Adopting the "trailer trash" found at the humane society isn't an answer to inhumane breeding practices. It is simply exacerbating another form of it.

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 03/04/2017 at 5:49 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

Sorry, but this story reads as sour grapes from Aramark over losing their long-term deal. It would be wise to keep the prison population well-fed in order to reduce their overall angst, but you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this is a jail and not a resort.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 02/01/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

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.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 01/20/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

Squeaky wheels get the grease - the rest of you be damned.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 01/14/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

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.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/18/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “City: Rolling in dough

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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

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.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:07 PM

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