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Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Anybody able to copy/paste that Wallstreet article? Otherwise we have to subscribe to read it.

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Posted by Debbie Stavish on 09/14/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “3 ways Nor'wood is locking up lower downtown

Let's assume we only have two ways to get the area re-developed:
1. A city effort of any sort that requires taxpayer approval for funding.
2. Sell it ALL to Mr. Jenkins and let him build something.

Since a majority of voters usually vote NO on any tax hike then we'll never see anything done to fix that area if the city has to pay for it.

So, give it all to Mr. Jenkins and let him invest HIS funds to build SOMETHING, else we'll never get anything done. Voting majority in COLO SPGS care only about themselves, has no civic pride, and will cut off its nose to spite its face.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “The Gazette chews up two more papers

Eliminate competition, especially price competition. Intent of every billionaire is to develop monopoly power if they can get away with it. Secondarily, Anschutz wants more platforms to pump out Wayne's insipid editorials and if the Gazette is the only paper in town then they've a captive audience for their extremism.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner

Let's assume there are only two ways to get the area re-developed:
1. A city effort of any sort that requires taxpayer approval for funding.
2. Sell it ALL to Mr. Jenkins and let him build something.

Since a majority of voters usually vote NO on any tax hike then we'll never see anything done to fix that area if the city has to pay for it.

So, give it all to Mr. Jenkins and let him invest HIS funds to build SOMETHING, else we'll never get anything done. Voting majority in COLO SPGS care only about themselves, has no civic pride, and will cut off its nose to spite its face.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Jenkins wants more from Utilities

Jenkins always wants more, and as always he is looking for others to pay for it. Stop the freeloading and corporate welfare scams Mr. Jenkins, you are a burden on all the honest folks that have to pay for your greed.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by hippyhelper on 09/14/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Judge rules against Pentecostal man fired for anointing office with oily crosses

Eric Cheeley, a devout Pentecostal Christian who sued the city of Miami for religious discrimination after he was fired from the capital improvements department for anointing the office with oily crosses because he wanted to "just bless the department" had his claim denied by a federal judge last month.
According to the Miami New Times, two years ago Cheeley arrived at his job at the capital improvements department at around 6 a.m. and began his ritual morning Bible reading at his desk when he felt an unction from the Lord.
"[I] was sitting in my cubicle crying; I thought I heard what, in my opinion, God telling me: 'Look, just bless the department ... and go on about your business,'" Cheeley, who also sued for back pay and attorneys' fees, told police.
His colleagues, however, did not see his actions as a blessing.
Facts cited in a copy of the lawsuit say city employees called police to report that someone had vandalized their office, applying an oily substance, mostly in the shape of crosses, all over the CIP department's walls, doorways, and cubicles.
The investigation forced a shutdown of the entire department. The Miami New Times said employees called the police because they feared the crosses were some sort of workplace threat. One employee thought the crosses represented Santería — a religion that focuses on building relationships between human beings and powerful, but mortal, spirits, called Orishas. Cheeley, who was already out in the field working when his colleagues arrived, had no idea what was going on when his colleagues got scared at his handiwork.
When he eventually heard about the police investigation, Cheeley took responsibility and told his supervisor, Mark Spanioli, that he had anointed certain areas of the office with a special oil to "just bless the department."


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/08/judge….

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Posted by guruD on 09/14/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Mr. 'Word':

There are many facets of long term fiscal policy planning going to be required to ensure the financial viability of the city well into the future. Planning requiring the best minds from within the areas of economics, municipal finance, accounting and engineering in order to ensure there will be continued funding to pay for the ever ending quest to acquire more and more parks and open spaces. Parks that the city really does not even have the money to properly water and maintain!

The long term goals of the Broadmoor- Developer - and Colorado Springs Forward are not necessarily those in the best interest of the community.

The city, having close to 2B in needs with no revenue stream to fund them- due to policies crafted by the Development Community needs clear-thinking and independent individuals working on long term means to deal with the fact that the local population is growing far faster than are revenues.

Having people as Mrs Gaebler in elected office, who will unfailingly fall in line with whatever is proposed by the CSF-DVLPR community, is not the level of objective and clear-headed thinking I believe is called for.

Parks are important - but not the be-all, end-all of community needs. Mrs. Gaebler, voting against this one issue, is not the basis upon I would wish to evaluate her as to her ability as a serious thinker able to deal with the fiscal policies for the future. I personally do not feel she is what is needed on council.

While there is room on the sidelines for easily flustered cheerleaders, a strong quarterback and powerful offensive line on the field is what puts points on the board.

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/14/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Trial set for "Sit/Lie" protesters

The judge has it wrong: the protest was on a public sidewalk, most definitely a public forum, and it was protesting a public policy, which is political by nature, so First Amendment trumps.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “CSPD to beef up patrol

Still the wrong approach. Beefing up patrols means zero except increasing fuel costs and writing more traffic tickets.

The better way is to keep them in the station house and respond like the Fire Department. It's just as fast, maybe even faster.

0 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Just vote NO. D-11's solution of centralization won't work as that kind of solution never does. They spend too much on overhead and administration and that's why they're short of funds.

7 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

It's hard loving in another state but knowing Jesse and who he really is. This 80 year old man first should have had his gun in a holster no out and about. Second if you seen him walk toward your car or have confirmation with you why didn't Rodgers just leave or pull off. Thirdly how come he lied and said he didn't know him but yet did and had conflicts with Jesse before. This man is getting away with a lot. So what if his daughter is sleeping or married to the DA, there should always be a fair trial. My question is, if this was a black man who shot a young white man would the case be thrown out too? No. So where's the justice. We will keep fighting for Jesse's Justice until we get what we deserve which is putting this 80 year old man in prison.

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Posted by stephaniejaee on 09/14/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Glenn bows out of Denver debate

It would be useful if a date for the Denver debate was listed.

If the Post is smart, they'll invite Lily Tang Williams instead.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Panhandling in traffic, congestion in Manitou, mountain bikes in the wilderness, and more

Jennie Willford: You might want to try a political party that doesn't exploit gender for political purposes and instead focuses on true equality. You won't find that in the Democrats.

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Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Staci6,

Please recall that Jill Gaebler was one of the three to vote against the land swap.

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Posted by What's the Word? on 09/14/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “The Gazette chews up two more papers

No, the Gazette would not have started competing publications, HazyHurts. They can't afford Wayne-o's munchies habit now as is, and they simply don't have neighborhood beats anymore, because in their minds, it doesn't matter.

The purchase was simply to buy them up and shut them down and continue to try to control everything else that's not the Indy in print media in the area.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

Don't forget Jack is a retired officer and has family in the colorado springs police department. Office Rogers is also dating his daughter and had possession of the video first ....

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Posted by Justice4Jesse on 09/14/2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Trial set for "Sit/Lie" protesters

So, evidently this law is no longer being enforced? Recently, we were cycling along Cascade, past the downtown library, and I noticed several people lying on the sidewalk in front of the library.

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 09/14/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Please take note that national media is covering the Broadmoor Land Swap/Strawberry Fields story, in spite of the fact that the mayor and city council are simply trying to sweep it under the rug. It won't be gotten rid of that easily.

The Wall Street Journal article which ran this past Saturday (September 10, 2016) is here:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/city-parks-bec…

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Posted by doonya on 09/13/2016 at 5:08 PM
Posted by Staci6 on 09/13/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

To end the decades long presence of Norwood-Broadmoor as the true executive branch of city government:

Vote out Suthers if he runs again.
Solves two problems: Suthers and Greene

Vote out Gaebler as the strongest toadie on council
(Bennett is termed out)

Vote against any candidate supported by:
RBA or CSF or HBA.

Vote against Sallie Clark should she decide to run.

Vote for Independents all the way

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/13/2016 at 3:59 PM

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