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Re: “Pueblo jury awards $2.8M to paralyzed man

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Re: “Colorado Springs scores so-so in parks

Colorado Springs has quite possibly the most glorious natural backdrop of any comparable city in the nation .... and yet half of the cities in the country do better by their citizens' parkland. Our current Parks leadership has placed a good deal of money and emphasis on high-profile marketing of our parks beyond the borders of our city. Yet, oddly enough, one doesn't see marketing amongst the criteria TPL uses to judge the success of a park system. Parks don't just look good. They contribute mightily to the mental and physical wellbeing of those people locally for whom they are put in place. Where exactly does the buck stop on this failure-by-half to serve the men, women and children of Colorado Springs? There's no excuse for this city not to be sitting right at the top of those TPL ratings.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donna Strom on 05/22/2019 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Point-in-Time count shows homeless population leveling out in Colorado Springs

The "Quarry"; formerly a nice wooded area; now resembles a strip mined piece of raped earth.
Small bits of trash everywhere; basically a field of dust and blowing trash.

Please try the unsupervised social experiments in your own town of Manitou next time.
The long time neighborhood folk, the 80903 people, the people that live in the area; ... yeah. Kinda did a long term destruction on what used to be a nice part of Mother Nature.
She's gone now. All the cement and concrete won't be bringing her back again. Ouch. Concrete Ouch.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 05/21/2019 at 9:32 PM

Re: “ADU ordinance: What to know

Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance versus existing Zoning Code
1. COUNCIL MUST VOTE NO ON THE ADU ORDINANCE

2. One recommendation for the proposed ADU Zoning Ordinance is: The City should have a mechanism by which property owners in R and R1-zoned neighborhoods can organize, establish their boundaries, and then determine whether to allow or restrict ADUs within those boundaries.

3. BUT WAIT: THERE ALREADY IS A MECHANISM FOR ADUS REZONE!!

4. THIS ADU ORDINANCE IS PURELY AND SIMPLY OVER-REGULATION WHICH CIRCUMVENTS THE EXISTING ZONING CODE!

5. IF A OWNER WANTS TO CONSTRUCT AN ADU IN AN R OR R1 ZONE, THEN THAT OWNER MUST REZONE THE PROPERTY OR MOVE TO ANOTHER ZONE THAT ALLOWS ADUs.

6. COUNCIL MUST FOLLOW THE EXISTING ZONING CODE AND DO NOT DISENFRANCHISE ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE R AND R1 ZONES WITH THIS OVER-REGULATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. ONLY A FEW R OR R1-ZONE PROPERTY OWNERS PREFER DENSIFICATION, AND MOST DO NOT WANT DENSIFICATION.

7. SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE FROM THE ADU ORDINANCE ANY PROPERTIES IN EITHER THE URBAN-INTERFACE-FIRE-MITIGATION AREAS, HILLSIDE AREAS, OR GEOLOGICAL HAZARD AREAS.

8. COUNCIL MUST CONSIDER LONG-TERM PROPERTY VALUES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CITY VERSUS DENSIFICATION: Low Density = long-term property values are maintained. Densification does not equal long-term property values. DENSIFICATION = FUTURE GHETTO

Posted by Bill Davis on 05/20/2019 at 9:15 PM

Re: “AGs ask Congress to ease pot banking

Jay:

Agree. But it's a federal law, and getting anything through Congress is a long difficult task. Plus, I don't think there's much agreement on the GOP side for making things better for the MJ businesses. So I'm not holding my breath...

Posted by Bill W. on 05/17/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Denver decriminalizes ’shrooms

This is terribly misinformed. Shrooms were not 'legalized'. Decriminalization and legalization are two completely different things. And the amount of mushrooms seized by police are not a good indicator of demand, I'd imagine most people who sell and take these don't get caught doing it. A LOT more people are doing these than just the ones getting caught.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Berry Freely on 05/17/2019 at 4:29 AM

Re: “AGs ask Congress to ease pot banking

I thought this had passed already......law makers need to get off their asses and do their job.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 05/16/2019 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Colorado at a crossroads on electric vehicles

Let Colorado Government deal with schools and roads and keep the hell out of private business! The automakers do not need to be in the shape schools and roads are already in.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 05/16/2019 at 2:09 PM

Re: “City Council denies appeal of Broadmoor expansion

Say what you want about the interior spaces, The Broadmoor is really a homely lump of bricks.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jasmine on 05/15/2019 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Gray wolf ballot measure submitted

For sure, I would love to pay for that- I am sure you would as well. I am assuming you are a contributing member?

Lots of problems with this initiative- first and foremost it is proposed by parties that have a history of mis-information and public deceit- Talk with Idaho and Montana. Secondly, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has already gone on record against this measure- Wolves are already here, they have a plan in place in order to manage continued migration of packs from Wyoming- forcing them to manage and budget this new plan only takes away from already scarce resources. They have lots of smart biologists working for them- how about we listen to the science and stay away from emotion based decision making.

The subspecies of gray wolf that once inhabited Colorado is unfortunately extinct, so instead of calling this a re-introduction- call it what it really is- an INTRODUCTION of an non-native subspecies that never was here (Canadian Grays- as proposed) . That simple fact would probably change a lot of public sentiment who value "restoration of the natural world". I have not seen a lot of support to bolster populations of quagga mussels, or bark beetles- maybe because they don't invoke the "spiritual closeness" to the natural world- as proposed above.

I have no real dog in this fight (other than not really enjoying my hard earned dollars wasted)- as a taxpayer, I sure see this as a waste of management dollars for a proposed solution to a non-existent problem- they will be here regardless. I Guarantee this will be only another example of humans trying to "fix" a human caused issue, and only further compounding it- mixing raw emotion and simple economics is never a good idea.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bryan Ahlgren on 05/15/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

Gthe03, why should automatic salary increases for firefighters and police officers be included in the city charter? There are almost 1,000 city employees that are not sworn, yet they are all city employees. If police and fire get it, so should the rest.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Gayle Nielsen on 05/14/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

yes his salary sits below a bunch of other mayors.....but SO DOES HIS PERFORMANCE!!!!!! he does NOT deserve a raise!!!!!!!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 05/13/2019 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Stand for Colorado plans rallies statewide to protest "radical" legislation

I find it interesting the left is Colorado would support giving away their Electoral votes.

They will certainly be surprised when a GOP'er takes the popular vote and Colorado cotes Blue. Will they all jump up and down to change the law as they didn't want a Republican president?

Will they scream foul?

I know they expect the majority in the country to swing right and believe this will ensure a left president forever. Don;t hold you breath kiddies, stranger things have happened.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert 9942 on 05/13/2019 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

Put that $$ towards Bosley!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 05/12/2019 at 9:50 PM

Re: “El Paso County traffic enforcement trailer trashed by vandals

Doesn't hurt the EPSO, just the taxpayers!

Posted by Holmes on 05/12/2019 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

I don't mind the raise. The city is doing well.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Salazar on 05/12/2019 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

So can we compare all our other city employees' salaries to those same big cities now?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gthe03 on 05/10/2019 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers gets a $10,000+ raise

So he IS in favor of having salary increases built into city charter.

Just not for firefighters or police officers.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gthe03 on 05/10/2019 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Stand for Colorado plans rallies statewide to protest "radical" legislation

The AmeriChicks have a great deal in common with the Recall Polis groups. They both make money off of keeping voters who wish to remain ignorant to facts outraged with inaccurate information.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 05/10/2019 at 2:46 PM

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