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Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

I don't live within the city boundaries but this scheme will impact me as I own commercial property within the city boundaries. This is nothing put a scheme to free up tax dollars that are controlled by law to buy new equipment and other things that are not required or needed by the mini mayor, simply put this is a bait and switch SCAM.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/10/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

Betty is being very gracious given how Stephenie supporters have tried to drag Betty through some mud.

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Posted by TruB on 10/10/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

I think it's a shame it came down to this. I have a hard believing Stephany violated any laws, based on her character and the person I've come to know. What saddens me is that a public statement that is so damning came out at all. Because this all but throws Stephany out of the race.... And we haven't even heard her side of the story. I adore Dawn Haliburton-Rudy too. But I am not in favor of this almost personal attack being thrown into the media sphere without a thorough and responsible investigation and concrete evidence. As I said, these allegations will destroy her campaign. And I would have have handled the dissemination of this information very differently with solid and complete proof. Nat Stein does a great job writing, no doubt, but to me it's irresponsible journalism to have covered this without talking it through with Stephany and other respectes Democratic leaders and experts. My two cents. And it saddens me. Anne Marie

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Posted by Anne Marie P. on 10/10/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

"Fees can be increased without a vote of the taxpayers". Why would anyone vote for approving a blank check from tax payers? That seems like a lack of honesty (ethics), or lack of the homework required to estimate future expenses. Either way, not acceptable!

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Posted by 80923 on 10/10/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

Betty Field is a good and smart and caring person. I think people should step up and empower her to run a kick-ass campaign

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Posted by L'Aura Montgomery Williams on 10/10/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Anyone remember when Rachel Beck, Sarah Jack and Kevin Walker formed a PR company after having been involved with the Stormwater Task Force? They were then awarded a no-bid contract to provide "stormwater information" on billboards to promote the last stormwater effort. Making it even worse, the money came from the government. But, please keep protesting the truth, Ms Beck!

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/10/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Ironic that the "vote yes" (developers/contractors) crowd who has profited from the City's provision of millions in stormwater shortcuts leading directly on the EPA's lawsuit against the City and who are so conflicted in their support of this issue would decry a factual presentation of the facts. That's the best defense they can provide? Ridiculous!

Just look at Schmidt Construction: $50 K to the "vote yes" campaign for the 2C pothole tax. In two years, they've locked in over $16 million in contracts. A 32000% return on investment! They've given $25 K so far to this stormwater effort.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/10/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

If the issue is that 'outsiders' should not be allowed to participate in local fundraising or advocacy for or against an issue, where the hell are these outfits from that raised funds and advocated in the 2C campaign?

Associated General Contractors of Colorado
$5K
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
$10K
Issues Mobilization Committee
$5K
Martin-Marietta
$10K
Colorado Construction Industry Coalition
$5K

Not in the city or even contiguous to city boundaries.

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/10/2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Reader: Get over it and win 2018 together

The Constitution is somewhat more ethereal than Eric's blather. The primary needs for the salvation of this nation do not include "sexual orientations" but rather humility before creation

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe Morin on 10/10/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Is the statement below an example of why the 'Chamber-EDC' has had so few press announcements announcing the major firms they, through their own efforts, have brought to 'the region'?

Because outsiders view your little berg as a rather backwoods, limited, and exclusionary herd of 1950's thinkers?

"Colorado Springs city voters will decide for ourselves what is best for our community."

One constantly hears of "The Pikes Peak Region" or "The Area".

If it is going to be a 'Community', or an 'Area', or a 'Region' then that would imply all in the community are involved in the decisions of "The Pikes Peak Region" and all have equal right to participate in supporting or opposing issues. Not only those some feckless little Chamber shall grant permission to.

Applying the standard advocated above, only people within the city of Colorado Springs should be allowed to donate to the Chamber of Commerce and EDC.

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/09/2017 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

CO Sprs residents are entitled to the facts both for and against this measure to allow them to make their own minds up. Give Ms Carno credit for getting the facts out there and you should not have a problem with facts; not opinions and not lies either.

Our library district in Arapahoe not only hires someone who doesnt live in the district; but who lies and misleads residents to pass a 245 % tax increase in 2015. They got it passed too.

As for campaign donations; blame the loose campaign finance laws on that one as our library district took advantage of that too.

No; we dont live in CO Sps. NO we dont know the facts in this issue. NO we have not given any money to anyone on this issue.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jm Fay on 10/09/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Spring's fleet vehicles of vehicles is wearing out, but a stormwater fee could help

This "fee" isn't about stormwater it is about taking money from one program and applying it to another. So the little mayor is lying again.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Withheld on 10/09/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Blazin 98.5 fans the flames of hip-hop nostalgia

Damien Damani is what this station needed to make it go!!

Posted by oldskewlmusicfan on 10/09/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Hungry Pirate Food Truck anchors on shrimp and fish

Where are you?

Posted by Michelle Vandepas on 10/08/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Hungry Pirate Food Truck anchors on shrimp and fish

hurrah seafood

will you be at Pioneer Museum this Tuesday , oct 10

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Posted by Lynette Reagan on 10/08/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “D-11 and stormwater issue to be discussed at Oct. 17 forum

It needs to pass Libtards!

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Posted by Holmes on 10/07/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs police chief to Douglas Bruce: You're 'obnoxious'

both were assholes, no law requires one to get calls from police dept

(i have amber alerts on cell phone)

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Posted by apathetic on 10/07/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Poll shows support for Colorado Springs stormwater fee

Vote no on 2A - not fair tax, be based on size of lot !

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Posted by apathetic on 10/07/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Colorado Ethics Watch announces closure effective December 31

There's no such thing anymore as "ethics". One only has to look at the behavior of the man in the WH and his cronies and Cabinet members to see that! How sad that the days when decency and integrity mattered are gone forever.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by mbomcar on 10/07/2017 at 3:37 PM

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