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Re: “Noted: Tensions grow between Council and mayor's office

Lisa Czeladtko's facebook post on his infamous quote “city govt should not be in the business of creating jobs but providing services for citizens” orginally had over 40 people who commented on it. She deleted the facebook friends and the comments which were not to her liking leaving only about 22 comments left.

Posted by PlayInSnow on 03/05/2012 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Noted: Tensions grow between Council and mayor's office

We should be more concerned with our city council, Colorado Springs City councilwoman Lisa Czeladtko's facebook states “city govt should not be in the business of creating jobs but providing services for citizens”.

It concerns me that a member of our city council does not understand the role the City government plays in supporting job creation with existing business in our community, as well the strategic planning and collaboration it takes between the City, County, and EDC to attract new businesses to our community.

Councilwoman Czeladtko needs to learn to understand the important role businesses play in the local economy and quality of life. The city of Colorado Springs should strived to be known as the number one business-friendly city in Colorado that offers an array of business development programs from start-ups to major corporations.

Top 15 - America's Best Cities For Business Mostly In West, South And Iowa (Forbes 3.2.12)
Four of Colorado cities ranked with Colorado Springs making the list at number 12.

. . . The Gazette reported in September of 2009, Lisa Czelatdko withdrew her candidacy to learn more about government . . .

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Posted by PlayInSnow on 03/05/2012 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Noted: Tensions grow between Council and mayor's office

at least this mayor doesn't act like a figurehead, being used like a bar of soap, buy city council and the public utilities. If our local reporters would dig deeper in their jobs, we might be heard as property tax/rate payers. The PPRTA was apart of stormwater tax scam which was defeated by taxpayers. So the PPRTA should really be dissolved. So lets investigate city council on this matter.

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Posted by Ekim Tuoraey on 03/04/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Noted: Tensions grow between Council and mayor's office

"He [Bach] suggested Council might send voters a charter amendment for separate attorneys, "one for the mayor and one for the City Council."

Why doesn't Mayor Bach just do this himself, sans any input from council? This seems to be his standard M.O. anyway. Besides, Bach already knows all about hiring attorneys separate from city council - and the city attorney himself. I wonder how much this has cost the taxpayers so far. And why can't Bach's pet lawyer Chris Melcher handle city business himself? Why did Bach have to hire outside lawyers to investigate the urban renewal authority? Or USOC and Terry Vasquez? Or Memorial Hospital? And Bach has the cajones to accuse council of wasting taxpayer's money?? What a hypocrite.

I can't wait to see the list of accomplishments Bach achieved after one year in office, which is approaching soon (certainly the Indy will compile its own list, right?) At the top should be "dismantling the city one department at a time," then "single handedly brought morale of city employees to lowest point ever," followed by "manipulated council relationship through management by intimidation." Who died and made this guy king anyway? I've lived here over 40 years and this is the absolute worst abuse of the mayor's office I have ever seen.

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Posted by goldsabbath on 03/01/2012 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Noted: Tour of Colorado Springs loses Bach's backing

contrary to commisioner's belief mmJ isn't a gateway drug dumb*&^%%. before you try to pass laws or state opinions get the facts. the only people funding the war against making pot legal are the alochol companies-they don't want to lose money.

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Posted by Lester Batson on 02/23/2012 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Noted: DHS site up for sale

Hill is right about the local GOP being mayhem.

Posted by Bastiat lives on 02/05/2012 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

Educate yourselves before it's too late. We've posted several maps to show the fragile nature of EPC aquifers and you will find many of them no where else but here:

Now when these guys tell you this is safe, ask yourself this: are the cement casings they pour around the well bore for the HIGH PRESSURE fracking fluid that goes through the aquifer to the oil/gas deposit below... are they sound, carefully regulated, over-engineered, unable to fail, etc?
Remember the BP Gulf disaster? The largest in US history, which still plagues the Gulf states? What happened?
The cement casing, poured by Halliburton, failed under gas pressure, made a candle out of the well bore, killed 11 men on the platform and poisoned the entire Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton lied to regulators, cheated the regulations for cement quality, destroyed evidence, etc.

2. Ask them if their current technology is able to locate every fissure, crack, crevasse, faultline, geologic discontinuity, etc. that connect the gas/oil field with the aquifers around (there are several) AND what is the effect of extremely HIGH PRESSURE fluid injection in terms of the migration of oil and gas through those fissures and into the water.

3. How high is that pressure if it's causing earthquakes from Raton to Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, AND if the pressure is that high, is it creating more fissures for the fracking fluid to migrate into the water aquifer?

(you know the answers).

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Posted by CSaction on 12/10/2011 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

Chet, I spearheaded that rally in my personal capacity in my personal time using my personal resources, which I have made abundantly clear.

Posted by Elliot Fladen on 12/03/2011 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

Pam Zubeck,

While realizing the Carrier case is of great importance, I am disgusted with demeaning focus put on that case with the disrespectful announcement of the Passing of Mann Principal Scott Stanec. Scott was an amazing Father, Husband, Principal, Teacher, Mentor, Son and Friend to many. The Gazette did the same shameful media garbage, and I was shocked that the Independent followed suit.

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Posted by Gitch on 12/01/2011 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

r.e. "City will develop regulations by May"

Maybe I'm missing something (and I could very well be), but couldn't many of these question have been asked earlier?

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Posted by Steven R on 12/01/2011 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

the headline should read Council, not County.
the implication that council may decide against drilling and turn down hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees and taxes is ridiculous.

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Posted by Marx Marvelous on 12/01/2011 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drilling in city

Tired of hearing pundits proclaim that OWS has no message. So here's a slogan: "Don't let us eat cake; let us have our daily bread!"

Posted by LeoK on 12/01/2011 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Noted: Friendly help downtown

Downtown 'ambassadors'..... Now if they can only help us navigate past the panhandlers...

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Posted by William "Bill" Walker on 11/23/2011 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Noted: Absent at town hall

How much did it cost the City for the Councilman and his entourage to visit NYC?

Posted by ThomasMc on 11/16/2011 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Noted: Council challenges Bach

The new GOP - Muslims or their spouses need not apply.

Posted by Daniel Freysinger on 11/11/2011 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Noted: Unemployment could increase

So, Mr. Mayor - What's wrong with

I thought you were all about controlling costs...

Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 10/29/2011 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Noted: Unemployment could increase

Two men in their 40's re-enter the workforce only to discover the pursuit more difficult than imagined. "The Unemployment Chronicles" -- a continuing series ...…

Posted by Soapy Johnson on 10/27/2011 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Noted: Unemployment could increase

When it comes to unemployment it’s been a tale of two recessions, with level of education playing an unprecedented role in whether you’ve been pink slipped or not. Getting a degree from "High Speed Universities" is the only solution

Posted by juanahaynes on 10/27/2011 at 3:18 AM

Re: “Noted: DEA outlaws Spice

Lawmakers are in the process of closing any loopholes that currently exist with laws pertaining to some herbal incense products, but there efforts will prove to be fruitless in the end. The prohibition of marijuana has created this demand for legal marijuana alternatives. A rather prosperous niche that will be tapped into for as long as marijuana continues to be illegal. There are many places one may still buy k2 incense and according to the vendors, like the k2 herb products they sell are legal everywhere.

Posted by ashbash584 on 09/19/2011 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Noted: Terri Velasquez seeks $1 million from city

How can our city council, work with someone who knowingly tried to boost his pension benefits, unless they know or knew more than they are saying. The trail is leading to our elected officals, we thougt would listen to the voters. Instead we have misinformation,not able to vote on public issue's like rate hikes, sds,b/l ranch fiasco, mis calculations on our property taxes. As a voter, I can't justify paying this person's salary another second. The mayor must fire (STEVE COX). Step-up and do the right thing. Or unless scott hente has you worried. Heck, if you could request a recall of hente.

Posted by ekim 11 on 09/01/2011 at 2:03 PM

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