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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

By the way I have already written to my City Council Representative, David Geislinger regarding this issue. If you are in his district his email is dgeislinger@springsgov.com.

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/23/2018 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

Anyone who feels like Neil and John do: please check out the Neighborhood Preservation Alliance's FB page

https://m.facebook.com/NPAofCosprings

and consider joining us in writing City Council allCouncil@springsgov.com

to ask for:
a Primary Residency requirement
caps on STR permits so that the City has control of the growth (growth in COS is over 4,400% since 2013)
requirements for the 60+ online STR Platforms to provide transparent data to the city and hold the Platforms accountable
close the loop on the Platform reporting with 3rd-party software (like Harmari) to scrub the web for STR istings that are not compliant

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Posted by Michael Applegate on 09/23/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

well 850 people out of 465,101 so that is his supporters....... we need to get this dirtbag liar out of office.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/23/2018 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

See the following Colorado Code of Regulations, Paragraph 2.1 --https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRu…

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/23/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

^What Neil said! STRs are popping up all over our neighborhood. Parking and partying are becoming significant issues. And the owners? They dont give a rip as long as the money flows in...

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Posted by John Spengler on 09/23/2018 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities chooses new CEO

Engineers have a better understanding of the system which can save the rate payers money up front and long term, better then someone who is just a number cruncher and wants to cut everything to make a name for them self at the expense of employees and rate payers. In the long run it would cost more money!!!

Posted by Ben Gregory on 09/23/2018 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood opens HIV drop-in center in Denver

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Posted by lenda rovit on 09/23/2018 at 2:10 AM

Re: “Monument rehab project stirs debate

"The property at issue is owned by a limited liability company, which gives an address in San Juan Capistrano, California, which purchased the property on Aug. 9 for $4 million, assessor records show."

The address for FHAM, the LLC who purchased the property, is:
30950 Rancho Viejo Rd, #225
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Guess what the address for Sunshine Behavioral Health is?

0950 Rancho Viejo Road
30950 Ranch Viejo Rd, #225
San Juan Capistrano, California

What? Is this saying that the LLC of the new property owner is the same as the company that's opening services there?

Posted by John Foster on 09/22/2018 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Fort Carson announces Stryker force, addition of 200 soldiers

Rep. Doug Lamborn:

"I am very excited about the conversion of Ft. Carson's existing Infantry Brigade Combat Team to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. This move helps solidify Ft. Carson's important role in our national defense. A Stryker Brigade is a full spectrum combat force that combines the lethality and survivability needed to succeed in a high-end fight with the rapid mobility required to immediately respond to threats anywhere in the world."

"War" is big business... I'm glad they're there to protect me from....wait, who?

I wonder how many people went and humped the flag when they read this story?

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Posted by John Foster on 09/22/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

Ok, best case -- nothing ever happens. Worse case, short term tenants turn out to be human traffickers, drug dealers, or thieves casing the neighborhoods. No one in the neighborhood really knows them, not even the owner. If a neighborhood is zoned single family residential why in God's name do we have businesses (licensed or unlicensed) in that zone? HOAs don't even have the right to ban or control them. Call them what you like but these are boarding houses, license them, control them, and put them in zones appropriate for them.
Neil L. Talbott

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 09/22/2018 at 2:57 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail deputies might get less training, Sheriff Bill Elder says

Take it from someone that used to work for the Sheriff's Office. The jail is an absolutely miserable place to work and is probably the most dangerous jail in the entire state. Once a person's with Sheriff's Office long enough and they realize that they have no future there they jump ship faster than the Titanic going down. At this point the Sherrif just wants warm bodies. What it comes down to is they need someone there to blame when things go wrong. Let's never mind the fact that the reason people get hurt in that jail is because of the way it's set up and because there's no control over the population. It's all about having someone to blame so that they can go to the TV cameras and say, we took care of it, we fired that guy or gal.

If your life long dream is to be a government "fall guy" and a professional babysitter by all means apply.

Posted by Howard Ferguson on 09/22/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's tax referred to November ballot

They have already totally mismanaged their budget to the point where they can barely staff the jail (A Constitutionally mandated responsibility of all County Sheriffs in Colorado by the way). Why give these people more money when they have already proved how incompetent they are. Do some research, EPSO is the most corrupt organization on the front range and the Board of County Commissioners is in on it. If these guys are asking for something its to benefit them not the taxpayer.

Posted by Howard Ferguson on 09/22/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Courthouse in Colorado Springs tosses out old furniture

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Posted by LaurieStalder on 09/22/2018 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

FOR ECONOMIC STABILITY:

Should we be working to encourage strong candidates with extensive local and international business backgrounds to run for mayor and council who can develop the ability to add the 'Third Leg of Stability' to the wobbly two legged stool of 'Tourism and Military' to the area - - - aggressively pursue firms who will bring to the region manufacturing, industrial production jobs and high tech research and development campuses? And create jobs that create private sector dollars rather than depend upon tourist and federal dollars?

In 1946, Colorado Springs was a cute little tourist town with a military base. 72 years later, in 2018, Colorado Springs is still a cute little tourist town covering a huge amount of land and dominated by military bases with the new twist of becoming a bedroom community for Denver.

In 2009, Mike Kazmierski and others with serious economic backgrounds and experience - - seeing the end of the recession coming near - began to have a vision with that with some advance planning, investment of serious dollars, and coordinated planning - - - Colorado Springs could indeed be an economic powerhouse and driver for all of southern Colorado. Since then - we got a museum. How great is the need to go outside the region to bring in leadership talent who can make that original vision take form? To nail down solid stability for the local economy.

The twinkie set did not cotten to the idea of spending money to create a strong economy and felt it would happen because of clean air and sunshine.

How many firms have moved to the region since 2009 to make the region an economic driver for all of southern Colorado - - - ? With no vision from the outside to guide the process - being a bedroom community ain't bad.

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/22/2018 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

FOR ACCURATE DATA

That which is documented and non political, consider the site below that features data for the Colorado Springs Metro Area which incorporates El Paso and Teller Counties - the numbers stated above in reference to Suther's claims are employment numbers for the city only.

https://apps.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?req…

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/22/2018 at 4:32 AM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN: WHAT SUTHERS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR.

GULLIBLE PEOPLE. The mayor can take credit for having 850 people who will believe anything they are told.

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/21/2018 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN: WHAT SUTHERS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR.

JOBS:

The G-Rag is quoting: "Since he assumed office in June 2015, Suthers said, 24,000 jobs have been created in the city."

The only reliable job numbers come from the Federal Government with their numbers collected from multiple data points - and are only reported once all data from employers has been assessed and adjusted. Takes about 6 months.

https://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.co_coloradospr…

They show total Springs employment in 2015 when Suthers took office at 305,234.

The Springs employment at the end of 2017: 315,294 - an increase of 10,060 jobs.

For there to have been "24,000 new jobs created since I took office" - - -

Close to 14,000 NEW JOBS would have to have been created during the first 8 months of 2018.

That would equal 1,555 NEW JOBS each and every month for 8 months running.

Can that number be substantiated or verified? 14,000 new jobs in 8 months?

These numbers seem like Trumps claims for his inauguration attendance!

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/21/2018 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN: WHAT SUTHERS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR.

THE HOMELESS: He gets a win on this one as he has done damn little.

The community, the public, the churches, the social services agencies - - for years - - have been doing an incredible job of caring for - and trying to assist the homeless.

Suthers cannot take credit for that.

Suthers can take credit for hiring a 'homeless services coordinator' who refuses to accept that the hardcore, aggressive behavior, panhandling, creek camping vagrants are a problem!

Affordable housing is a definite long term need and development plans to begin addressing the shortage were in place prior to Suthers being elected. He gets no credit.

He CAN take credit for doing nothing about the subset of the homeless population: the vagrants.

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/21/2018 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN: WHAT SUTHERS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR.

Recognizing CHUCK MURPHY.

Suthers CAN take credit for recognizing Chuck Murphy and presenting him with the Life Time Achievement Award for being a man who, over the past 60 years, has very quietly and behind the scenes, done an an incredible amount for the community!

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/21/2018 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: Let us become the good ancestors to future generations

LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN: WHAT SUTHERS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR.

THE ROAD TAX: For years, the resident public and tourists have complained about the state of the roads in Colorado Springs and how bad they were.

The public got tired of buying tires more frequently than they should - and getting alignments twice as often as they did years ago - - - particularly now that so many cars, with four wheel independent suspension must have all FOUR wheels aligned rather than just a 'front end alignment'.

Suthers cannot take credit for the public realizing they were going to have to quit whining and start paying if they want better roads!

Suthers CAN take credit for being in office when that occurred and seizing the moment to approach the pubic with a small tax increase to pay for what they had already indicated they were really willing to pay for! Hell, Bernie Madoff could have won that one!

The people can take credit for this one! Not Suthers. Suthers gets credit for realizing he could get a win.

What Suthers can take credit for is convincing the public, along with the CSF Folks - and the Chamber twinkees and the Associated General Contractors that the standard warranty for roads was 2 years!

One might want to do a little research on the accuracy of that statement beginning with:

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/warranty…

Suthers can take credit for misleading the public or just re-arranging the truth?

The Road Tax had become a real need and something that was necessary and the public gets the credit for this.

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/21/2018 at 10:15 PM

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