Jarred Rego 
Member since Dec 14, 2012

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Re: “City has hired third parties for dozens of worker complaints

Important to remember that Colorado Springs Utilities reports to, and is controlled by, City Council and not the Mayor.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jarred Rego on 10/02/2013 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Bach says teens who smoke pot may lose their memory forever

Bryce, leading experts, such as Ruben Baler of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, have also voiced concerns about marijuana-related memory loss in young people. According to Mr. Baler, in a recent interview with USA Today, “THC hijacks and corrupts the natural process of endocannabinoids, a key family of chemicals that help guide the brain in proper maturation. These chemicals play key roles in memory formation, learning, and decision-making. One of the main contributors to worse outcomes (of marijuana use) is the age at which you start. So we are particularly worried about young people who are using the drug."

Mayor Bach’s comments are also in line with comments made by other elected officials, including Governor Hickenlooper. The Governor mentioned this concern during a speech in January to the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. Below are some additional quotes from the Governor:

The Denver Post 9/23/12

"Repeated pot smoking does affect [adolescents'] ability to hold on to information. If that's true — and that seems to be a pretty factual basis — what kind of leaders are we if we tell them that that's okay?"

The Calgary Sun 3/28/13 (during speech while in Canada to discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline)

“When it comes to modern, ‘high octane’ pot, some scientists believe it impairs long term memory when consumed exclusively by younger teens. Your memory’s such a huge part of your existence, so we have to make sure we regulate it very tightly and keep it out of the hands of kids.”

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jarred Rego on 05/22/2013 at 12:30 PM

Re: “How city attorney Chris Melcher can tip the scales of power toward the mayor, while still representing Council

Here is the truth when it comes to selling the Utilities, straight from Mayor Bach at last night's Neighborhood Meeting at the Hillside Community Center.

http://vimeo.com/61227389

3 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Jarred Rego on 03/06/2013 at 5:36 PM

Re: “How city attorney Chris Melcher can tip the scales of power toward the mayor, while still representing Council

Here is the truth when it comes to selling the Utilities, straight from Mayor Bach at last night's Neighborhood Meeting at the Hillside Community Center.

3/5 Neighborhood Meeting Utilities Answer from City of Colorado Springs on Vimeo.

3 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Jarred Rego on 03/06/2013 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Tim Leigh accused of ethics lapses

Please watch this video to hear Mayor Bach correct the factual inaccuracies reported in this article. The video is a segment of the mayor’s monthly press briefing on December 14.

http://www.springsgov.com/units/communicat…

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jarred Rego on 12/14/2012 at 5:46 PM

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