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Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

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Posted by Smith Terry on 11/16/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

At some point, the citizens have to blame themselves. Both the people who lived there before and voted down the stormwater tax back in 2009 and the newcomers who have moved into their idyllic new build home but didn't care that CS doesn't have their own water resources and must drain the rest of the state of their livelihood to live where they want. If you want to live somewhere that doesn't have either their own water resources or a good way to treat and move the discarded water downstream then you must pay - and pay out the nose! Good for the EPA and CDPHE for holding accountable the worst neighbor Southern Colorado - and the western slope - has ever had (CS). Couldn't happen to a bigger group of uncaring individuals!

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Posted by Bill Simms on 11/16/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Local troops deploy to southern border, small planning group to California fires

" Operation Faithful Patriot"

That would more correctly be Operation FAITHFUL PATRIOT, or OPERATION FAITHFUL PATRIOT, all caps. Military named operations are normally written in all caps.

"which the Pentagon switched to "border support mission" last week "

It was a support mission all along. Just as it was when Obama sent the military to the border.

"NorthCom's"

Again, that should be all caps, most correctly USNORTHCOM's or just NORTHCOM's.

"So far, no active duty aircraft have been dispatched to California"

The likely aircraft to be sent would be the MAFFS, however, no MAFFS units are active duty. One is a Reserve unit and the other three are Guard units. So even if all the MAFFS aircraft in the US were sent, it would still mean no active duty aircraft were sent.

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Posted by Odin on 11/14/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

Fine the developers at least 50% of the fines- fine the city council members and anyone involved personally in the whole permitting process for those 3 developments-anyone whose department or personal signature appears on the docs- split the fine amongst all those clown car drivers equally with an extra chump slice for Suthers.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 11/14/2018 at 1:38 PM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

Council already raised our water bill by an average of $6.48 on Tuesday, Nov 14th without any public input. This is just the BEGINNING of taxation without representation.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 11/14/2018 at 1:17 PM

Re: “County hires defense attorneys for malicious prosecution case

Get after it son..... those folks get appointed and anointed mixed up.

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Posted by milliron on 11/13/2018 at 6:03 PM

Re: “County hires defense attorneys for malicious prosecution case

Normally one attorney could represent all of the defendants, given that they were all county employees at the time. Now, different attorneys for all of them. That's usually an indication one or more of them plan to point the finger at the other defendants, triggering separate representation. Ought to be fun!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/13/2018 at 4:43 PM

Re: “County hires defense attorneys for malicious prosecution case

Good Lord! Lawsuits, payouts, legal fees this could very well be one of the underlying reasons the County asked the voters to extend 1A two years PRIOR to its original sunset date. All that money to cover their own corruption. Sad and pathetic! But, they won't ever be held accountable!

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Posted by Asher777 on 11/13/2018 at 1:38 PM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

@happyfew At some point, you have to place blame on the city taxpayers who keep electing these same buffoons into office, expecting better results. The city even acknowledged they were going to "bait and switch" on the stormwater tax money, but approved it anyhow. Oh well...

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/13/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Lawsuit filed in Royal Gorge railway death

"On the day of her death, Leslie Cacy served as the conductor..."

The conductor on a train is the one person solely responsible for the operation of the train (not the engineer). As the conductor, she was responsible for not allowing the train to proceed if she knew there were safety violations. She obviously allowed it to proceed and that safety violation resulted in her death. Unfortunate, but I would place responsibility on her.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/13/2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

good old teabagger mentality comes back to bite us in the keister. save a few bucks today but end up spending millions later... well the later has come and we can only thank our clueless moron teabagger leadership

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Posted by happyfew on 11/13/2018 at 9:35 AM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

When the costs of stromwater projects exceeding $2200 a FOOT like it did with the
Platte Ave project City Council will have to hit the taxpayers wallet like an ATM.

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Posted by Ganzo Bonzo on 11/13/2018 at 9:29 AM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

The stormwater fee should not be used to pay for penalties assessed for bad development decisions approved by the Planning Commission and City Council - the fee was passed by voters to pay for actual stormwater projects, meet compliance standards and maintenance on the system. They had best find a more equitable way to pay fines caused by poor planning decisions and start charging developers compliance fees instead of pitting one municipal service against another all at the ratepayers expense when they are in campaign mode for their own re-election.

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Posted by rms on 11/13/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Do no-bag policies keep you safer?

I have accidentally walked in with a knife at World Arena multiple times. The wand didnt catch it.
Women are most inconvenienced by this rule, and are almost never to blame for mass violence.

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Posted by Josh Carr on 11/13/2018 at 8:20 AM

Re: “El Paso County sheriff faces new lawsuit

Good luck to you Keith, hope you win.

Elder just keeps setting records...

Most sued El Paso County Sheriff.
Most hated El Paso County Sheriff.
Most corrupt El Paso County Sheriff.

Quite a legacy you are building there Bill. Getting hot on the 5th floor? It would seem that way after the comments you made in Command Staff last week.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/12/2018 at 9:24 PM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

"In this case the public will be the loser but this lawsuit was about the development winners," he adds in an email.

The public is always the loser. When the City suckered the taxpayers into approving a new stormwater tax, the City then looked at how much the new tax would bring in, and reduced the existing stormwater budget by the same amount, diverting that to public safety. The old 'bait and switch.'

Now the City is realizing they are going to need some of that money they diverted. But instaead of diverting it back where it belongs, you City taxpayers are going to have to bend over and take it again. LOL.... nice job.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 11/12/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “El Paso County sheriff faces new lawsuit

Sheriff Elder has chosen the path of retaliation toward anyone who may not support him. His abuses the office and public trust in his hiring , firing and promotional practices. While he technically won the election, there is no doubt his doesn't have the aptitude to see the number of people who voted against him and understand that many Republicans blindly vote party line. He has no honor. Perhaps a jury will recognize what occurred regarding the Duda's. Other employee's will be watching to see if a jury will understand the culture of the Sheriff's Office is an atmosphere of dishonor and lack of trust with this elected Sheriff and those his selects as his management.

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Posted by Facts on 11/12/2018 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections

Colorado requires a Balanced Budget, Voters approved Statewide Healthcare, Taxpayer's get to Vote on Increased
Taxes.

Very Interesting !

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Posted by frank1946 on 11/11/2018 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections

Joyful noise - get a new name because you are not Joy at all.

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Posted by TruB on 11/10/2018 at 12:14 PM

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