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Re: “Traffic fines for charity? A petition aims to redirect fine money.

This would be a GREAT improvement. Most traffic enforcement today is based on revenue, not safety. Remove the financial conflict of interest for authorities to turn traffic police into road tax collectors and the shakedowns would virtually disappear. The founder of the National Motorists Association made a proposal many years ago that traffic citations should involve NO money - no fines, no costs, no surcharges - and the only penalties would be points on the persons' drivers licenses. Absent the ability to enforce for profits, authorities would direct police to ticket only dangerous drivers that were actually causing traffic hazards.

Enforcement for profits that is so common today is 100% wrong, 100% of the time. It is a racket no one should tolerate.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 10/25/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Are you kidding, Mark Waller? You overcharge citizens to get permits to fix their houses then you "give away" their money to pet causes? How about refund the permit fees? In what planet can you call yourself a limited government proponent?

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/25/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Another Reason To Vote No on 2A.

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Posted by TruB on 10/25/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Centrist Project plows thousands into Manitou mayoral race

Why has the Independent mis-reported the Manitou race? Why have they backed Nicoletta in this race(THE WORST MAYOR IN A CENTURY) ? For one reason only JOHN WEISS THE OWNER of the Indy has a hard on against Ken Jaray. It's been disgusting for the Springs community to watch Philip Anshutz buy the Gazette and tilt every article for his personal agenda with no fair and balanced reporting, and now YOU JOHN WEISS have done the same thing to the Indy. Nicoletta is the worst public servant we have ever seen in Manitou. She is ignorant, so rude but has definitely graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts". The Indy (that owns the Manitou paper let her misrepresent WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON in Manitou every week with a column in the Pikes Peak Bulletin (which they own). She has refused to meet with the public on simple issues many times, has used the Police to enforce her ridiculous "rush to spend" agenda, it has taken her years to realize Manitou is a HISTORIC town when it comes to a simple repair on a historic bridge . When the citizens whom built this town wanted a meeting for a simple tree issue she called us "entitled" ( the group consisted of prior Mayors, council people, activists and caring folks). Her answer to people meeting was to pass an ordinance so 50 people meeting now need a permit and insurance to meet and protest. When informed citizens questioned the value of a $500,000 RETAINER contract with an out-of-state engineering firm she shut down public comments and threatened to have the police escort informed citizens from city hall.
DEMOCRACY IS CURRENTLY DEAD IN MANITOU , while Nicoletta has claimed "I've made Manitou Safe" Heroin is being dealt on the streets (read our police beat). She has wrapped a park in a steel fence to keep EVERYONE OUT , the only park in Colorado to do so.... a knee jerk reaction to one fight. Like Trump she has claimed to have "Fixed" everything , she Fixed the traffic issue, while this year due to her and staffs negligence Manitou has been a cluster "F" of traffic for a year and expect that for many months more.The outrageous spending agenda with out-of-state groups that have too close a relationship with specific out of tune staff have turned Manitou into a "FEMA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" . Nicoletta has been so uncaring and non-responsive to listening to ALL public groups. She championed a "NO TOLERANCE" policy that was so misguided the Police department had to tell her it was WRONG and unworthy of their efforts. Spending is out of control on a monthly basis with Nicoletta and her team, and I ask you fellow citizens ..... should someone whom has been on food stamps recently be anywhere near a $11million dollar budget way. Nicoletta has let down the community AND SO HAVE YOU JOHN WEISS , SHAME ON YOU JOHN you are out of touch with Manitou. Nicoletta has soured the community in one term that I have never witnessed in my past 42 years in town AND THE INDY WANTS TO GIVE HER 2 MORE YEARS NO WAY. Folks it's time to say NO MORE NICOLE , time to move forward with compassion and intelligence which Nicoletta has none of !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Local organizations gather to provide support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This community empowerment needs to get started in all states.

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Posted by Donna Bryce-Wright on 10/24/2017 at 5:55 PM

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