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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

So, did this revenue shortfall occur in 2016 or 2017? If 2017, why did they not simply reduce how much money the TABOR retention would be for the city (6-3.4 = $2.6 million eligible to keep from TABOR excess that the residents approved for stormwater and NO need to take from the reserves)? Or am I confusing different things?

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Posted by Longinos Gonzalez Jr on 06/01/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Hogan Lovells racked up $3.5 million in fees during Mayor Bach's four-year term

if only we could have told the rest of the country how bad it is to elect a developer with no political experience. old botch and p***y grabber gump are much alike in that they care more for making their buddies rich than doing anything for the regular citizens.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/01/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

So, how much did we pay which consultant to calculate future population growth?

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/01/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

"When the mayor [John Suthers] recognized this back in the fall [of 2016], he told the department heads to cut spending and save money..."

The question then becomes why didn't the City tell citizens this tiny little $3.4 million prediction error occurred and that the fund source of what they asked citizens for was not excess, but would instead partially come from reserves? If they knew enough to tell departments and didn't tell citizens, that's an integrity problem (a lie by omission) when you're pushing the TABOR retention ballot initiative.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 06/01/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

peace on earth...

how dare them promote such a thing...

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Posted by happyfew on 05/31/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Stratton Open Space isn't like it used to be

No one gets to have that "alone in the forest" hiking experience in Waldo Canyon anymore. What hiker's ego trip is more important than protecting an open space from fire?

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Posted by daisy on 05/29/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

I wonder when the big party with Chelsea Manning will occur..... this crap is getting way beyond 'normality' ! ! ! America needs 'SOLDIERS' not sweethearts. Sorry but that's my humble opinion.....! ! !

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Posted by Rich Wynn on 05/28/2017 at 8:56 PM

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