Really? Hall and Oates? Cat Stevens? Is Bryan Adams next? Celine Dion must be on the list soon as well then. By this list, Michael Bolton should be in next year for sure.
As a Utilities rate payer I strongly object to subsidized watering for City Parks. I had to get rid of my lawn because I cannot afford to pay the price it costs to water it. The City needs to find a reasonable solution and not expect money from specific Utilities services to be taken and used for the municipal parks. It is hard to come to grips with this issue but in the end we live in a semi-arid biome and have suffered incredible drought in recent years. Find a way to fund watering parks without robbing Peter to pay Paul.
I LIKE the fact that EPS will provide the county an "outsiders" opinion to balance and perhaps dampen the "insiders" highly optimistic estimates of how many new out-of-state tourists will come to COS because we have built for their enjoyment a stadium/museum complex.
I went to the link and read about the Copper Ridge shopping center/road development. The county commissioners were wise to follow EPS assessment and nix this private/govt deal.
Yes of course!
No new taxes to pay for this boondoggle.
County assessor website indicates 30 S. Prospect is owned by the Gazette
Same website shows two owners for 522 S. Wahsatch Ave (a warehouse)
http://land.elpasoco.com/ScheduleDisplay.a… (TJ&TC, LLC)
The listing for 522 S. Wahsatch (TJ&TC, LLC) says this owner is at 2245 Broadway Ave.
The listing for2245 Broadway Ave shows the owner is Charles Murphy.
Whatever, glad that Ranch Foods is growing expanding.
With what is known to date, would you vote in favor of public funding for C4C?
Quick one question poll. Thank you.
Our city council members represent US. Do you have questions re the stadium, the museum, or the federal owned AFA visitors center, or the state owned UCCS medical tourism project? Let our council members know what you think of assuming a 30-year obligation to pay principal and interest totaling $350M on the issued bonds. The taxpayers will be paying 80% of the cost of building C4C. Will building a stadium/museum complex bring economic prosperity to anyone other than the property owners and developers? We need to know ALL the financial details. We need to know ALL the potential benefits and ALL the certain financial risks. And the mayor needs to keep his promise that ALL bonds will require voter approval before being issued. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org They want to hear from their constituents on this hugely important issue.
This better bring Public Transportation up and down the front range !!! I envy Denver's lightrail system !!!
The Gazette said today that the building they own is located at 522 South Wahsatch (not North).
This is not the day for champagne toasts, unless you're the mayor, the property owner or the property developer. The rest of us, we taxpayers who will be on the hook to make payments on $350M in bonds to be issued - an amount in addition to the $120M which will hopefully be received over 30 years from the state - are not celebrating. Today we have witnessed state govt granting COS sales tax rebates in full as requested. The state - who has no obligation to make the payments on COS bonds - has cleverly found a way via the EDC of luring otherwise fiscally conservative cities to make financially reckless decisions.
And what of the will of the people, those who will be paying for almost all of C4C? Do the citizens want C4C? Do they know what the cost is to them and their obligation for paying? Do they know that the city's borrowing power will be used up by C4C and that essential needs, such as storm water, will require a tax increase? And, if sales tax revenues above the C4C base point are not realized, do they know that taxes will have to be raised? The citizens have not been told about the financial risks of building a stadium, museum, etal. Will the citizens be allowed to vote of the bond issue, as the mayor promised? Will the Gazette inform the citizens of the financial risks involved? And will the Indy ignore its reportorial duty and get on the bandwagon? Or will the Indy report all the facts, the economic benefits as well as the financial risks?
There were numerous violations of privacy see website cannabistherapyInstitute.com for more details, identified in a State Audit. C.D.P.H.E. NEEDS to acknowledge the Breaches and Work to change this culture of cooperation with Law Enforcement beyond Colorado Constitutionally mandated limits!
Congratulations to the City for Champions’ applicants for their accomplishment in getting the project partially funded by the RTA. But, be careful of what you ask for. The approval is still contingent on showing a viable financial plan to pay for the projects. Working with a political body who disregarded the recommendations of impartial 3rd party evaluators and their own senior executive is very different from what you will find here. We expect the truth and the whole truth. We expect to see the financial documentation that demonstrates clear and concise expectations of success. Not, build it and they will come. We will not allow unproven soccer franchises as anchors to this stadium project. In reality, we know that the RTA funding will not pay the interest on the $250 million for the entire project. Therefore, we had better have a comprehensive backup plan to cover the first few years of negative profits for these projects. Ok gentlemen, pony up to the bar and show us that this is not our tax money going into someone’s crystal ball. The ball is now in your court. By the way, don’t short change us and forget the stormwater requirements that this City of Champions project is expected to cover.
This is very welcome news on this otherwise bad news day. Bully for Callicrate. I'm a frequent shopper at the El Paso location, which is close to my home, and hope, as I'm dependent on RFD for cat food, bacon, eggs, liverwurst, etc., that the El Paso outlet will continue in operation. I also believe that a public market downtown is JUST what the doctor ordered to revitalize sodo and provide a much needed food source for the urban dweller.
What were the privacy violations? Why are law enforcement officers looking at the registry for legal patients?
IT IS STILL ILLEGAL FEDERALLY AND WE MMJ PEOPLE CAN STILL BE FIRED FROM OUR JOBS FOR NOT PASSING A DRUG TEST EVENTHOUGH WE HOLD A STATE MMJ LICENSE!!!
Corner Pocket will be having a party soon to celebrate this event, we hope the Indepedent will attend.
BTW - The commission will cast a final vote on Monday morning (12/16) on Colorado Spring's application.
Seems a no-brainer that if UCCS is building a soccer stadium then that is where Ragain's minor league soccer team should play, and if his soccer team plays in UCCS' stadium, then UCCS and the Olympic organization should partner to add a sports medicine facility at UCCS.
A university setting seems right for both a stadium and a sports medicine facility. Putting both on the campus helps build critical mass for that growing set of facilities. The stadium could be used for many functions, making an unfunded downtown stadium redundant. UCCS can make some money by charging Ragain and others for use of the stadium; UCCS can surely use the money, our places of higher learning are not at all fat with juicy profits like the Broadmoor.
If UCCS builds it right, their soccer stadium could be used for minor league football, too, which would be TONS of fun and further energize renewal along N. Nevada, which is coming along nicely thanks to UCCS and University Village.
Let Air Force vets raise funds to either revise the existing visitor center or put a new one up near the new Bass Pro Shops off North Gate Rd, near the USAF entrance but not on-base.
A USOC museum can be put anywhere, why must COLO SPGS taxpayers be on the hook to pony up the bucks for that? What's really going on here? Is the USOC blackmailing us with the old "do this for us or we'll go elsewhere ploy?" I hope not, but if so, let them leave.
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