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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...

13 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, 4 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, 13 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, 3 dislikes
Posted by seant on 01/16/2017 at 9:49 AM

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

$130 million...not $130.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/16/2017 at 9:30 AM

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

Protests are fine, but don't forget to CALL ( not just email) your senators and representatives too!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Jakusovszky on 01/16/2017 at 9:00 AM

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

Another event is Punk Against Trump up in Denver on Friday! https://www.facebook.com/events/188136464986778/?ti=cl

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Isabelle on 01/15/2017 at 10:57 AM

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

Curious:

Having watched this current administration and their handlers, it would not be surprising to be receiving news that 'Colorado Springs has a shot at an NFL expansion team' in order to justify a stadium!

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/14/2017 at 10:00 PM

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

It's long been apparent that there is not enough private investment money available to make the Olympic Museum a reality. But what about its proposed next door neighbor, the stadium cum event center? There is not one dollar of private money to invest in this giveaway to Jenkins. In order to build the stadium that Jenkins and City Leaders want, the citizenry, without their consent, will be compelled to pay for it. There's no other possibility. It astonishes me that mayor Suthers supports building this useless/worthless stadium just because developer Jenkins wants it to be built in order to maximize profits on the sale of his 19 or more properties in the area.

Just read in the Gazette that there are 300 dead trees on the list for removal from COS streets and NO MONEY available to remove them. But mayor Suthers and developer Jenkins intend to use taxpayer dollars to build a $300M stadium to "revitalize" downtown. COS has a lot of legitimate needs for which tax dollars are needed, but a STADIUM is not one of them. How to stop this crazyiness?

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by curious on 01/14/2017 at 9:38 PM

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

Have not looked at all the figures but if one were to have in hand all the sales and property tax revenue given away to 'encourage' development - - would there be enough money to pay for stormwater and catch up on pensions?

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/14/2017 at 9:23 PM

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