Neil Talbott 
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Re: “UPDATE: Humans not to blame for global warming, Utilities chair says

So, Merv Bennett is now a climate scientist with his own peer reviewed research? His opinion as a city councilman/utilities board member carries no weight regarding the climate change issue.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 03/18/2015 at 7:06 PM

Re: “So, how many potholes could have been filled ...

Maybe the Mayor needed to write his book at his own expense on his own time. Writing a book that pats himself on the back, at taxpayer expense, is certainly not what he was hired/elected for.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 03/18/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “County consultant terms C4C 'of great importance'

Well, yes. Of course it's important. The consultant is getting paid for it. In reality C4C is another opportunity for developers to fleece taxpayers. Publish the report and let the taxpayers judge for themselves.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 03/05/2015 at 7:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lathen levels charges of political-payoff offer

The odds are against Ms. Lathen winning anyway.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 02/19/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Building an empire

Who benefits?, who pays? In this case Jenkins benefits and the taxpayers pay. It will be interesting to see if all the agreements regarding Banning-Lewis remain in place, or if, the taxpayers will get stuck with all the infrastructure costs. SDS will benefit Nor'wood development and the taxpayers will pay for it. The strong-mayor system pushed by developers like Jenkins will benefit developers with reduced regulations and taxes (Quote Mullen, "Nobody did more to destroy the city's ability to do good planning"), and the taxpayers will pay. If utilities is run by developers, instead of the city council, you can bet developers like Jenkins will benefit through reduced costs, and again, the taxpayers will pay. Philanthropy aside, because it is a tax writeoff and is good Christian PR (like the statue of Jesus in his office lobby), I suspect Mr. Jenkins and all developers are in this to make tons of money, not benefit Colorado Springs.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 11/23/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Mayor switches gears, releases stadium survey

It is interesting that this survey is all about what downtown businesses and sports fans want, not what the citizens of Colorado Springs (who will end up paying for quite a bit of it) want. I definitely would not be voting for Bach. I would probably vote for Makepeace if she runs.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 11/06/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Councilor proposes banning severance pay

Bravo, I would certainly vote for it.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 10/03/2014 at 5:05 PM

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