Obviously Mayor Suthers does not live on Weaver Drive. The cracks (not pot holes) are so big that I almost twisted my leg on one once. And when driving, it is like a big bang on your shocks absorbers or struts every 20 to 30 feet. The cracks are so deep that once I noticed a sharp steel half ring that was a threat to people's tires, and I decided that the safest place for it was to drop it into one of the cracks.
How is this new police substation going to be paid for or staffed? Our PD is already at critical shortages with understaffing and response is non-existent to any non threatening crime or possible criminal behavior. Being told to fill out a report on line or to take probable stolen property abandoned in your neighborhood to the nearest substation is not public service. Unless you are being attacked or actually already dead - don't bother to call for help because CSPD won't come.
Thank you for reporting this. Those of use that spoke today are so happy with the positive reception we received from the City Council. It is a small step in ending puppy mills, but it is a start. We speak for those without a voice. Please adopt, don't shop.
CSPD is understaffed and over worked. Legalizing pot is one of the causes. Their alarm load and crime have gone up since pot was legalized. The population of undesirables (putting it politely) has sky rocketed. Pot shops are broken into daily and one of the cities most recent murders was directly related to breaking into a residence while the owners were away and a friend was staying at the house who was brutally murdered when they surprised him. All you idiots that voted for it now reap the benefits. Other crimes are being committed so these idiots can support their pot buying habit.
To be on Lamborn's list of approved voters one must be GOP, have contributed to his campaign of terror and must not be angry about any of the mindless legislation he either fostered or rubberstamped. He knows in his heart of hearts that the GOP majority of the CS area will undoubtedly continue to vote against their own self interest to keep his corrupt keaster in office until the cows come home. SAD
When people invade a barren land, they are called pioneers, not immigrants. The Native Americans who inhabited this land before it was "discovered" by Europeans, were pioneers.
The Europeans who invaded and settled here were not immigrants either. They were colonists and conquerors. In fact, they could be characterized as "illegal aliens," as they never bothered to participate in any native rituals that would have made them official members of one of the many Native American tribes. True to the modern stereotype, the illegals formed gangs, introduced alcohol (that is, mind-altering drugs) into the community, and terrorized the indigenous citizenry with impunity.
Such a good point..Disrespecting the environment isn't exclusive to the homeless population.
Spot on correct, Odin!
Using Bill Burns' asinine theory even the Aztec, Sioux, etc are immigrants since humans all came to the Americas from somewhere else. In fact, humans would be immigrants everywhere except the savannas of Africa.
To try to claim that a person is an immigrant because their forebears came here from another county is patently absurd and demonstrates an inability to think beyond soundbites and Facebook memes.
Who do you think will win each city district council seat? Which of the three ballot measures will pass or fail? How important do you think endorsements are in this race?
A three minute survey for your consideration and participation.
"Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it" Henry David Thoreau
Helen Collins is the polar opposite of Jill Gaebler and Richard Skorman. I'm ready for her to step down and hopefully that will open an opportunity for someone to take that seat who actually votes for the good of the people, not just vote no to vote no. Plus she's got good ol' Doug Bruce in her ear. Good riddance!
Glad to see the Utilities workers endorse Gaebler and Skorman. I would add Helen Collins to the list, as well.
Well the Work Force Center at least gave someone a high paying job. What is its overall record? Boondoggle or godsend?
Looking at this from a sociological standpoint, it almost seems reflective of society as a whole. A quick trip to any of Colorado's outdoor wonders will show you the same thing. Some visitors are meticulous with clean up leaving barely a footprint, others are content to unload any and all of their worldly detritus around seemingly to remind everyone they were there. On one outing this summer to guffy gorge [paradise cove] I found bottles [not unexpected] two spent diapers, at least 10 dog poop bags [still confused why you would take the time to bag it but then leave it] a car battery, a host of lotto tickets and a condom wrapper. I seriously doubt those were left by a group of roving homeless looking to cliff dive. Maybe society just needs a refresher course on how to treat the outdoors.
As for not having the resources to provide sanitation services on trails or supply more housing, I totally understand. Its not like Colorado has some cash crop we could sell recreationally in this city that would generate supplemental tax dollars... [yes I made the obligatory - "why the heck doesnt Colorado Springs follow the will of the voters and allow retail marijuana sales?!? "] I understand there are no easy answers but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
Apologies in advance for any grammar or spelling errors, I am typing this on my phone and haven't had my coffee yet.
The Chief is a good man who has to answer to the Mayor and City Council. When a large percentage of the City's budget has to fund the storm water project due to previous neglect/negligence, services/departments such as the PD & FD suffer. The Citizens in-turn receive less than sufficient service. Voice your concerns to your elected officials, they're are responsible and to blame. The Chief can only squeeze so much blood from the turnip.
Good point, however Nicola Sapp, the uneducated and unqualified Chief Financial and Administration Officer of El Paso County should be held accountable too. As the CFAO, she is the gatekeeper of all things financial for El Paso County to include the Sheriff's Office. What disciplinary measures will she face? This falls on her shoulders too.
Only TWO killed by the CJC staff? I scoff at that low a number. And they have the Blue Lives Matter campaigning to legalize Execution by Cop, without trial, nationwide. I know several deputies who will be jumping with glee if the already stiff protections for Killer Kops get even more pronounced. Talk back to a pig and die. The Kounty Kangaroo Kourts already uphold that standard.
ya jill says "let the people vote" then does NOTHING to put that vote forward...... not a good choice but given the alternate choice might be the best choice......
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