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Re: “Reader: The parks department should reread its mission statement

This city has sold itself out. Parks department, transportation, all of it a joke

Posted by KyleJS on 11/15/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

you would rather have Clinton bombing Syria and the rest of dozens of countries by drone? I don't know which of the two is better- but the least the Army and Air Force could do is stop wearing their goddamn combat uniform out in public.

Thanks, from another Service Member--

Eat it

Posted by KyleJS on 11/09/2017 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Reader: Manitou should care about the people who live here

I've been going to the Manitou Metro Parking meetings for a few months now- since I heard about the Parking Garage idea. It is shameful how the elected board responds to citizen concerns- completely dismissively and with condescension. I don't know who had the idea for the parking lot, but I've talked to a lot of fellow Manitoids about this and I've seen very little support. Business owners are still largely ignorant about the actual project and how it is going to be paid for as well.

It is too bad to see Manitou going in this direction. Why not bring back the trolley! Why not do something progressive?

We are literally building a parking garage when we are entering a future which will decrease the need for automobiles. The trend in all major and modern cities is moving away from auto traffic and congestion. We're going to spend yet more millions on an infrastructure project which will be outdated in about a decade.

We have abandoned parking lots in east Manitou and all throughout Colorado Springs, No Mans land all the way to Memorial Park near the Olympic Training Center. Why not run a trolley, connected COS Downtown, OCC and Manitou- encourage parking in the dozens of abandoned lots along that route- and discourage all parking from Manitou? For our tourists, from I-25 we need an official 'Gateway to the City'- making it clear where they should get off the highway to enjoy our area. This, ideally, would be the I-25/Cimmarron exit- and ideally they could get off here, park and ride the trolley on a controlled route. No more tourists driving lost and too fast through our neighborhoods, no more parking on our streets, etc. Good for homeowners, for business, etc.

Unfortunately, this whole county seems to be top-down and corrupt as hell. Instead of a 'Gateway to the City' off of I-25, we're putting in an Olympic museum? Why? I still don't know. God forbid we build a minor league ballpark.

Manitou has been mimicking the craziness and top-down leadership of its neighbor, and now we've got this idea for a parking garage, becoming a reality without any citizen input. The proposed garage will only increase traffic to the area, and it will be an eyesore. It will be to the south side of the creek- thus blocking off the sun to the creek and creating a further impediment to the 'creekwalk', which would be far better for Manitou. There are really too many faults with this proposal to go over in a comment on here. The only reason I can see for it happening is the short-sightedness of a 5 member elected board and the likely 'kick-backs' for the project manager and said board.

As a community, we really need to get to the bottom of these 'out of the blue' construction projects. The inability of the citizens to provide input or feedback has been routine and it is alarming. There has been more than enough reporting on faulty bidding processes and underhanded city deals. We need a DA who will start to look into the inner workings of these projects and we need to rid ourselves of the corruption which I've concluded is the only explanation for such an inept area leadership.

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Posted by KyleJS on 08/16/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Reader: Were you trying to stir up some class warfare?

What's wrong with class-warfare?

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Posted by KyleJS on 08/03/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Region must be proactive on transportation, and here's how to do it

Gee wiz. "like solving obesity with a bigger set of pants". We need to stop the backwards thinking of the well-intentioned older generation which refuses to consider the innovations of the newer age. Wasting millions of dollars on an infrastructure which is already outdated- bad, bad idea, but the norm for COS. How about a common sense idea like a light-rail? How about actually moving towards an awesome solution to the problem? How about recognizing Denver and the region as one of the fastest growing areas of the country, and moving to address the issue like a modern city would? Gee wiz the leadership and influence of this area are simply as backwards as can be.

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Posted by KyleJS on 05/22/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Roger Stone says the war on drugs is a failure

Great reading in a column I normally just glance at. Roger Stone saying the Syrian Gas Attack could have been a false flag? Awesome- I hope to see more articles like this from the Indy

Posted by KyleJS on 04/22/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum and ... what else in southwest downtown?

What a mess. I don't think the Olympic Museum is a good idea and I am willing to wager it won't draw many visitors. I think this whole City of Chumps debacle should be scrapped and, in it's place, invite actual community dialogue. Personally, if we are stuck on building a museum, then we should start with a children's science museum, including the influence Tesla, who lived in COS and has an awesome history here. But that's just my opinion, among the other opinions of all the thousands of people who live in the area. Why has this project come in so fast? Routons' article highlights that all contingencies are planned for- when was the public ever even consulted? What a mess

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Posted by KyleJS on 04/19/2017 at 5:54 PM

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