I'm not in favor of such a large amount of money for so long a period. I prefer the PPRTA approach of short durations with specific projects identified.
Has the role the mayor has played in the process to find a solution to storm and flood water control left you in a position to be supportive of a second term for Mr. Bach (should he choose to run) or would you be opposed to Steve Bach having a 2nd term as mayor of Colorado Springs?
I am really confused by how such a huge problem could become an overnight sensation when everyone is saying it had been there and obvious for years. Before they bought, did the buyers not walk over and see the drainage ditch down the side of the hill and wonder how it would affect them? Did they not talk to neighbors? Why does the holder of the foreclosed property have "limited disclosure" responsibilities, unlike the average seller?
Did the engineer who did the work on top, and whom the city wishes to blame, do the engineering for the whole area or was he asked to sign off on a project on top when nothing was built down the hill? Did the developers for this "down the hill" project bring in engineers to keep water from gushing down? Seems to me they have a primary responsibility for what has happened.
This stuff has been going on since the boom of the Sixties and the move to areas previously thought unbuildable. Stormwater is one thing that desperately needs to be addressed in a public sense. However, I don't see how the city can assume responsibility for these types of individual situations without being bankrupt in six months. "Caveat emptor," buyer beware, does come into play.
We need more of Pam Zubeck's good reporting on a citywide issue.
The voter decision to move the city to the council-mayor ('Strong Mayor') form of city government was thought to be an effort that would create an enhanced means to provide more effective, efficient local government, and of course depends greatly on the qualities and leadership capability of the 'strong mayor'.
What do you feel are the important qualifications, experience, background and characteristics in a candidate for the next mayor of Colorado Springs?
Agreed. I'm all for the things that Anschutz is doing. Saving the local paper, bringing in major talent to local venues and more.
Last month our kitchen was on fire and it took 5 calls before 911 picked up. It required me to stay in the home to fight it myself as it quickly was getting out of control. 911 and the Fire Department told me that they were extremely busy and couldn't field all the calls. Life or death should always take precedence over one families home. This family are not in a life or death situation but simply an economic inconvenience. We all have them, but if anything is put to a vote it would obviously be for additional 911 operators and not on one homes storm water issues.
Finally, an accurate description of the Springs! Can this be our city motto?
So, Bob, you and 8 others support the idea of "flushing" the "dookey team"?
Seriously? This is the pinnacle of all your supposedly superior liberal intellect and rhetorical prowess?
It apparently is; remain juvenile...
Although the following definition below is oriented toward education, it should be applied to this Storm Water issue as well. Local recipients of storm water funds added by voters should be required to maintain and use local dollars currently being spent on storm water needs in the storm water budget and not allow current storm water money to be skimmed off for other projects.
Maintenance of Effort (MOE) is required by many grant programs, including Title I. The purpose of the MOE requirement is to ensure the recipient of federal funds (LEA) does not spend those funds in place of state and local dollars.
If a proposal is placed on the ballot I do hope it includes a Maintenance of Effort clause. Any monies currently going to stormwater needs should continue to be used for that specific purpose.
Participation in the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, is on a community rather than an individual basis. So they can buy insurance and have not as the City of Colorado Springs does participate. There is no requirement that you are in a flood plain to buy flood insurance.
The Chiaramontes don't qualify for flood insurance, because their home is not located in a flood plain.
I disagree with this statement in the article: "His best known composition is the early '60s monster hit of the Ventures, "Walk, Don't Run." Smith wrote that song for a 1955 recording session by devising a counter-melody to the chord changes of the old, treacly pop standard, 'Softly, As in the Morning Sunrise.'"
Listen to both songs. They are substantially different. Many songs use similar chords. So what?! The article makes it sound as if Johnny Smith simply stole or copied the earlier song. "Walk Don't Run" is genius in its own right.
I am a musician, composer and music theorist. This statements is false or, at best, misleading.
Some just have to make a mountain out of every molehill.
If the candidate hasn't informed their current employer that s/he is interviewing I totally understand the privacy request.
Thanks Bob, well said
Harley, I suppose you ostensibly represent the profound and "enlightened" portion of the electorate? Stay classy!
peggy littleton is a tool...she is member of the whole springs dookey team we need to flush (maketa,bach,council and many more)...evolve already
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