Rick Laurenzi 
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Re: “No Man's Land no more?

.... The great hypocrisy of this group is simply ...they claim having TWO LANES all the way through Manitou will IMPROVE traffic flow? ..... ??? ....??? .... If so "Dear Sally" why not have Colorado Avenue TWO LANES all the way to Nevada Avenue, Why stop ??? .....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 11/29/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Who has the highest water rates in Colorado?

...... AND our corrupt CSU along with Anshutz puppet Mayor Suthers wants to GIVE a RESERVOIR to the Broadmoor to water their Golf Courses, while golf is declining nationally. Rosemont Reservoir is 2541 Acre feet, could easily be hooked up to the Mesa treatment plant to create another potable water supply for us. Thornton pays from $15,000 to $25,000 per acre foot for water. Let's see how corrupt CSU and Suthers are giving our assets (Rosemont Reservoir and Strawberry Fields ) to "THE BULLY OF THE BROADMOOR" , greedy Anshutz !! Watch the documentary "Killing the Colorado" to see how CSU killed the town of Crowley CO .

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/26/2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Glenn pumps iron in campaign ad

.... Ladies .... just please remember ..... Darryl Glenn is as radical a Christian as Isis is a radical segment of Islam. He is quoted as saying " If you get pregnant from a rape THAT IS A GIFT FROM GOD " .... !!! No it isn't Darryl .... it is a life sentence from Satan !!!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/17/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

.... Bicyclers and motorcyclists should be warned. Manitou avenue is so dangerously littered with potholes your life is in danger when you drive this road. It was not the case from 1975 through the early 2000's . Ignorance and "Deferred maintenance" pursued and there have been no consistent repairs or maintenance performed. With all of the "Jammed down our throats" parking revenues and increase in sales taxes there is no logical reason the city does not have the equipment/their own crew to fix this issue(the equipment is not expensive and we have most of it). We don't need an uncaring outside contractor (that CS embraces). THE ROADS ARE USED BY EVERYONE. It's an insult to follow Colorado Springs corrupt method on this issue. Madame Mayor get the potholes fixed TODAY ! Stop with the excuses...it is doable without one more excuse.....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/08/2016 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Sierra Club opposes city-Broadmoor land swap

.... Will common sense and honesty be reflected by council. Or will it be pandering to the UBER RICK #43 in the US on Forbes List Anschultz already has US Senator Michael Bennet writing a bill for an Anschultz property acquisition on other property HE wants, yes a US Senator doing a Billionaire's bidding. And now it's newby Mayor Suthers selling out honesty....transparency in appraisals ..... and blockage of a true public process,,, all for a billionaire. Hey Suthers..l.how about representing the other 600,000 people in town ! ....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/21/2016 at 4:33 AM

Re: “City applies for bailouts for landslide-damaged homes

..... The city and property owners will pay millions ..... because unethical developers wanted unbridled developments. I have lived in the Pikes Peak region for 40 of the last 41 years and during that entire time our city council and county commissioners have been puppets and pawns to developers. Bob Isaac's reign could have been the worse , nevertheless this is the public subsidizing developers profits. Today it exist as the storm-water controversy/ lack of funding. All development creating impenetrable barriers ( more roads, driveways, sidewalks roofs) create more runoff. In 2003 I was at a CS council meeting when it was admitted developers fees were 70% BELOW the average of all other front range cities. If those fees were raised just to the average of our neighbors , there would be adequate funding for storm drainage. Let the developers fees rise and pay for storm water ! Above we see we are subsidizing these profiteers for landslide acres! Lets stop the fleecing by developers on all angles !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/16/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

It's an insult to every citizen that our city council begged money for pothole repair. From 1975 till recently ???? This was a normal part of operations and maintenance of our roads. Now we get a special tax for it...how irresponsible. Pothole repair equipment/personnel should be a permanent part our the city crew just as potholes are a permanent art of the landscape. What next.....they'll ask for a special tax to change the oil on their fleet vehicles and have it done by Jiffy Lube ! ....

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/16/2016 at 8:16 AM

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