So glad the City has so much money after paying for road repair and storm water drainage that we can pay for a welcome center for the federal government, a hall of fame for a Swiss company that raked in over $8 billion between 2009-2012 and a $90+ million stadium for no team.
"City of Champions"??? The only champions will be Bach and his rich friends. None of this will bring in more tourists. Some that come to this town may visit one of these projects but who will go out of there way to see a stadium with no team, a new welcome center for the Air Force, a museum full of athletes you likely never heard of that play sports you do not follow and a sports medical center. I really enjoy watching the Olympics but if you doubt what I say, can you name the gold medal winners, in the last summer Olympics, for Archery, Fencing, Handball or Water Polo? The Olympics have 56 categories of sports. Each category have multiples of sub categories. If the Olympic committee thought they could ever make a dollar on a museum, they would have done it long ago. They have the money and could make it happen with little trouble. The Olympic training center gives tours. It is not like they have a line out the gate to see the center. If they want a plan that would work, try an amusement park or a world class museum of natural history or science and industry. If this plan goes through we will become a "City of Tax Payer Losers".
Bach wants the Colorado Springs tax payers to chip in on a stadium for no team, a museum for an international corporation that has the funds to build their own museum, a medicine facility for a state owned university and a new visitor center for the federal government. I am glad he is so generous with our money. If it ever comes to a public vote I will be first in line to campaign against this project. This is all about making his friends and possibly himself richer. If it is about jobs, attract the tech industry again. One tech company can bring in more and higher paying jobs. In the 90's and early 2000's they were here. Do you remember when Intel and HP were here? Now Colorado Springs gets excited when we get a new retail store (Bass Pro Shops) that brings in new jobs that pay below the national average. The city government needs to look at an intelligent jobs plan and not how to stuff their friends pockets with cash.
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