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Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

So half a million people visit this summit with those who drive paying the Park Service and those who Cog paying the broadM. Seems like a decent return for tax payers as long as donations pay the majority. A trade of state taxes LART for admission to the summit. Why doesn't someone detail out who pays for what? Since the broadM benefits I'd hope they are donating towards their attraction build. How is it maintained? Who runs the shops / cantina up there? It would be nice just once to read something that asked all the questions the people have. Like who is the builder? Who is paying for what? Don't journalists know that a positive presentation is how ideas are sold?

Posted by TruB on 06/28/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

What percentage of those "6 million visitors a year" are here for recreation purposes vs. business, Ralph? When ANY public project's budget doubles, seemingly, overnight, I think the citizens (who will, ultimately, be on the hook for this thing) need to raise their level of healthy skepticism...no matter how nice and "sustainable" the new "attraction" will be.

So, if we "beleive you that the price will be worth it", and it turns out to be another fleecing of the taxpayers of Colorado Springs for the betterment of a small grpup of 'connected' local businesses, are you going to write a check to make it right? I didn't think so...?

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Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

Sounds to me like we need to get a few more people involved in the bidding process.

Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/22/2017 at 7:38 PM

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