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Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

What about electing replacements for Dist 2 and Dist 3 - and vote to keep the current council members in place? They are predictably ultra-conservative and regressive but they have not been part of the problem - with the exception of Bennett and the public is stuck with him anyway - none really seem to be total "roll-over votes" for the power groups. For the 'trust' problem that seems to be a regular topic of conversation, is that not at the top and the Chief of Staff?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

If CSF supports it, then the smart and correct position is to oppose it.

The better slate will be the ones put forth that are backed by the cannabis businesses.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

More circus act behavior from third-rate grifters elected by third-rate voters.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

CSF is NOT your friend and does not mean you well.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil's OVO impresses

Cirque shows are amazing; we've seen two of them, they are part of the reason Ringling Bros just announced they are folding their tents and shutting down.

Once Ringling stopped elephant acts last year ticket sales declined notably; the rest of their show isn't competitive with "Cirque" or the horse-based Cavalia shows.

If we want to see lions, tigers and elephants we can go to the zoo.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Doonya:

Good Points and Well Taken!

Is this a strong field?

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Temp-…

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Robert Gentry:

Respectfully disagree. There is a third choice. With any luck, there will be at least one candidate for each seat who is neither "yes sir Mr. Mayor - as you say" nor bought and paid for by wealthy developers. The former invites another Strawberry Fields (Rosemont?) and the latter invites further unbridled and uncontrolled urban sprawl in a town which even now cannot support its infrastructure.

Our job, in the next three-and-a-half months, is to determine if such candidates are running. I personally accused our Parks Department of not doing due diligence on Strawberry Fields. That cuts both ways. This IS a critical election, and the future of Colorado Springs rests upon the willingness of voters to do their due diligence and know exactly who they are putting in office.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/19/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

"Utilities Board Members would be appointed by the Mayor"

An 'All Appointed Board' for Colorado Springs Utilities:

Is that a healthy choice for the community?

When voting on candidates supported by Colorado Springs Forward, understanding the goal of a 'slate of candidates' under control of Colorado Springs Forward and Nor'Wood might be a matter to give thought to. The current city council members did a workmanlike job of keeping this group at bay and thwarting their effort to gain control over our Utilities.

With Nor'Wood Development being the 'defacto' executive branch of city government - with Jeff Greene second in command and Amy Lathen the CEO of Colorado Springs Forward - keeping in office those they hope to unseat might assure a more measured approach to the future governance of Utilities!

http://www.csbj.com/2014/09/08/colorado-sp…

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:54 AM

Re: “UPDATE: UCCS will host Milo Yiannopoulos — but only because it must

Check out this INSANE footage of the anti #MiloYiannopoulos protest @UWM MUST WATCH PLAYLIST: https://youtu.be/CtG56fkz-4E?list=PLoQTg3m…

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Daniel Duerst on 01/18/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Colorado Springs Forward favors 'an all appointed' board of directors for Colorado Springs with their original draft proposal - that created a minor firestorm - called for the appointments to be made by the Mayor. Doonya is correct - this is a group to scrutinize closely as they have done nothing positive for the community but are excellent at fund-raising.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/colo…

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/18/2017 at 2:43 PM
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/18/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

CSF can only win the April election for their chosen council members if the majority of Colorado Springs voters buy what Colorado Springs Forward is selling (literally). That voting majority outnumbers CSF by at least 1000 to one. There hasn't been a more critical vote for a new council in recent memory. If ever there was a time for each and every voter in Colorado Springs to think for his and her own self, this election is that time. One man, one vote.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/18/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

so it looks like all the rightfully out-of-work maketa ass kissers have a lot of time on their hands... they must be learning from our p***y grabber pres. elect that if you blame others for what you are doing it confuses the easily confused. also put something out, lie or not, that will grab headlines to avoid all your own transgressions headlines.

Just the facts please...

12 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 01/17/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

The National Women's Liberation organization is calling for a women's walkout on Friday, the 20th, as has happened in many other countries as a protest for women's rights. Too, someone suggested we all wear black on Friday - a true Black Friday!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nancy Stilwagen on 01/17/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

This place is a banana republic. No, I'm wrong. Banana republics could learn from the way the city and county are run.

17 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Shawn LeVert on 01/17/2017 at 5:44 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

Dear Corrupt Bill Elder and the members of the Good Ol' Boys Club,

"Welcome to the Karma Cafe. There is no menu. You will only get served exactly what you deserve!"

- and God has been gracious enough to let us watch!

21 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 01/16/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

CSF supporting its chosen, insider candidates, funding their campaigns with insider, developer dollars, all to get council members who will support Nor'wood's agenda to put the cost of development, in both downtown and Banning Lewis Ranch, on the backs of the taxpayers.

33 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Owen on 01/16/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Certain that Ms.Lathen will be prompt and forthcoming with the list of candidates that CSF is supporting.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/16/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

I hardly think investing in an Olympic Museum is something the city of Colorado Springs should be expected to pay for. We have bigger issues to concern ourselves with.

Sean

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by seant on 01/16/2017 at 9:49 AM

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