Once again an entity of the city of Colorado Springs is in secret negotiations with the Broadmoor. Why would the city want to sell its water rights to the Broadmoor? Selling to another public utility? Yes. Selling to a private individual? No. If Bob Issac hadn't pushed in 1979 for incorporating the Broadmoor into the city and purchasing Rosemont from the Broadmoor, would we be having this conversation? If Anschutz gets his way will CSU sever service to the Broadmoor? Why continue it?
Is CSU following the philosophy of Parks & Recreation? If CSU can't maintain Rosemont get rid of it? What do the rate payers get out of this deal? Shouldn't it be up to the ratepayers to decide to sell "their" assets? "When you need to sell assets, whether a individual, family, business, or government, you're in deep financial trouble." Does $2.5B qualify for "Deep financial trouble."
But let's cut to the quik. Sell the entire city to Anschutz since he's already nickel and diming the city administration, kicking Anschutz up a couple of notches of the "What individuals can own more land" category. The city government can be disolved and the city renamed Colorado Springs brought to you the Broadmoor, an wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz corporation. The city's perimeter can be fenced negating anymore fencing being built by the Broadmoor. Filling potholes and repairing bridges would not be high on his priorities.
The pesky city charter can be dispensed with along with mayor, city council, and staff. The police and fire departments can be contacted out. An Anschutz board can be appointed to oversee the daily operations. No more self-aggrandizement committees on what they think the city should be.
What would be upside of selling the city to Anschutz? No property and sales taxes because there would be NO city government. Anschutz can impose his morally bankrupt economic and political philosophy on those who are left. He wants a libertarian life style. Now's his chance. After a few years he can join the economic/political successes of Kansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
This guy Tannim is either a really old crank or a 12 year old himself. The level of immaturity in his comments should embarrass him/her. I mean, "Hazy-hurts?"
The his whole debacle of the use of taxpayer funds to bankroll police abuse cases is part of the problem nation wide today. The city should not have paid for this obvious case of abuse. The officer should have paid, and his supervisors should have paid. And the remainder of funds should have come out of their pensions. We need to end the police union protection of the bad police by ending police unions and reinforcing the Public Service aspect of policing, not the self serving, "protect the police at all costs" attitude that prevails in some communities today. That must end.
Tannim - tabor? started by convicted Doug Bruce (not just accused) , that the kind of people GOP selcetes as candidates - Colorado GOP Gas tax should have been raised -- GOP costs us 1.23 when the tax to save would have been 6 cents. at least GOP Suthers helped raise taxes to fix our roads in Co springs
"state secret" reporter like sister - who damages gun control by making stupid statements about magazines that have no more bullets.
This whole debacle of the use of taxpayer funds to bankroll police abuse cases is part of the problem nation wide today. The city should not have paid for this obvious case of abuse. The officer should have paid, and his supervisors should have paid. And the remainder of funds should have come out of their pensions. We need to end the police union protection of the bad police by ending police unions and reinforcing the Public Service aspect of policing, not the self serving, "protect the police at all costs" attitude that prevails in some communities today. That must end.
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Dont give our public & private lands to the Broadmoor! Our Mayor, and the owner of the Gazette, the Broadmoor,, AND 5,000 adjoining acres...are hiding the truth. Now they want MORE. There was NO VOTE to give our stunning Strawberry Fields parkland to the Broadmoor. Philip Anschutz & OUR Mayor DECIDED it was BEST for THEM. With unqualified appraisals, it was traded for worthless land 1 1/2 hours away. Have you seen the huge gates at 7 Falls? The public cant even drive in without taking a Broadmoor bus. They don't have OUR best interests in mind. They will LOCK US OUT. Demand transparency for our parks & water. Or let the Broadmoor take them away forever. Many are working to have a vote on this next April. Please See: SAVECHEYENNE.ORG
ONLY 100,000 SHE NEEDS A BETTER LAWYER.
ALL LIFES MATTER.
City leadership is either crooked or clueless. Not only are the potholes GETTING WORSE--- the malarkey "City For Chumps" is proceeding at record pace-
The entire construction zone between 8th street on 24 and the 25 interchange is a disaster. You dang near need an MSHA certification, hard hat and orange vest to drive through it.
Too bad Joel Miller was not elected as Mayor. We should probably go ahead and try and impeach someone, at least remind the bologna political class that we are maybe able to assert a bit of power? We sure could use leaders like Brandi Williams back in office- we have a lot of great opportunities- how fun is it to imagine who could replace Lamborn? so fun....
Despite all their posturing and self-ascribed good intentions, SURJ is nothing more than another pack of racists. The very idea of separating people and placing different responsibilities on one racial group over another smacks of South African apartheid. The problems we have are not "white people problems," "black people problems," or "brown people problems." They are PEOPLE problems, and this finger-pointing mob is not helping.
TOPS is flawed. What kind of land acquisition program fails to consider future maintenance and upkeep? Time to take TOPS back to the drawing board before it bankrupts us all to pay for its own shortcomings.
Who actually gives the SPLC, who in reality is a liberal hate group, any credibility anyway? They list someone as a hate group if they look at them cross-eyed.
Nevermind. The answer to the question is liberal kooks.
"Let's establish a funding mechanism for permanent dedicated sustainable funding for our parks system."
That's code for more taxes, y'all.
"Colorado Springs ranks in the bottom third of Front Range cities for parks land per person."
Acreage per person is irrelevant. Colorado Springs has a jeweled necklace of great parks: Palmer Park, Ute Valley Park, Bear Creek, Red Rock Canyon, Monument Valley, and of course Garden of the Gods, with plenty of smaller and pocket parks all over town.
If the goal is to preserve and protect our parks, then the Council simply needs to address it in the budget better. That's on them, not on the taxpayers.
"I was a snobby 12-year-old..."
And now you're a snobby 76 year-old. Haven't learned a thing, have you, Hazy-hurts?
Only a true schmuck like you could segue from a classic movie like Singing in the Rain to racism.
Why don't you enjoy the movie for what it is, and take your race-baiting with you somewhere else where less-evolved people drink that crap up?
Oh, wait, that place is your liberal Utopiaville...
Tom DeLorey: Doug Bruce and Helen Collins warned you about this. They were right.
David Johnson: see what Tom DeLorey was asking about.
Don McCullen: why so obsessed about voyeurism in bathrooms unless you're the one doing it? If you're so obsessed about sexualizing bodily functions, then only go to the bathroom in your home--where the bathroom is already transgender whether you like it or not. Just remember to put the seat down when you're done.
Bob: As long as the GOP runs COLO SPGS and El Paso County all that citizens can do is bend over. The GOP and the billionaires who own them consider anything within our national borders as theirs to play with and do with as they choose. The GOP will sell your city out from under you.
quote: ""I'm proud of our relationship with the community," Carey said."
this guy is soooo stupid he doesn't even realize THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP...people in this town hate C.S.P.D. we had to pass conceal carry just so we could feel safe here. the police lie on reports and false report to their commanding officers, when they are caught doing wrong they get "now don't do that again" the police force here in Colorado HAS NO OVERSITE they can do what they want when they want. the state doesn't even have a department that over see local law enforcement.
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