Yeah, we're cheap and lazy because we don't want to be taxed just to visit the Manitou localities we enjoy. As far as finding a free parking place a few blocks away, this ordinance is intended to be implemented even in RESIDENTIAL areas like Ruxton Ave. So, not only can I not visit the Kinfolk or the Keg without being taxed, but I can't visit my friends who happen to be Manitou residents either. You've proven yourself to not consider the full implications of this idiotic and draconian law. Nobody benefits from the structure of Manitou Springs. It's quite the opposite, actually. Manitou Springs, its local businesses, and its residents benefit from the revenue brought in by the heavy influx of tourism during the summer months, as well as other west siders that enjoy the Manitou locale. This ordinance will do nothing but hamper that revenue.
I live in Old Colorado City, and I can tell you with certainty that I won't be visiting Manitou nearly as often, if at all until this ridiculous tax is lifted. Everything that I need is within walking distance from my apartment, and I have no desire to pay the MSPD or the Manitou city council that are of no benefit to the town over which they preside just to visit the penny arcade or the Mariner. This will do nothing but garnish revenue for the local businesses that have given Manitou its only desirable qualities, which the MSPD and city council are working incredibly hard to destroy.
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