R Wehner 
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Re: “Business district now admits Scheels sales figure "was wrong"

Interesting point from one who uses a screen handle with the word 'chix' in the title.

But your point is well taken and appreciated! I will find another way to refer to numbers being artificially inflated.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/17/2019 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Stop playing with parks ownership

Parks should perhaps be taken out of the hands of 'politicians' and placed with a Parks Board with it's own dedicated revenue stream? Parks are very important for the region. Politicians, not so much.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/17/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Short-term rental owners in El Paso County may face huge (and expensive) changes

And as a starter - place this new AirB&B over in the Patty Jewett neighborhood for a week. That area is not zoned for this type use (sleeping in weenies) but zoning has little meaning for the current council. And, the need for us all to get used to the changes being brought to us by council needs to start someplace - - - like:

"We will place low income housing in all neighborhoods, I promise." Councilperson Gaebler.

Putting these changes in zoning and allowed usage - - and "placing low income housing in all areas" should be started in the Patty Jewett area first on a trial basis and see how it works out - - perhaps even a 'shelter annex' could be developed in that neighborhood to help the northend homeless.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/17/2019 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Short-term rental owners in El Paso County may face huge (and expensive) changes

Perhaps the latest entry into the AirB&B market could be brought to town during the discussions on these issues.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/rent-oscar…

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/17/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Airbnbs are commercial properties, assessor says. The fallout could be huge.

'happyfew'

I gather you have an issue with the idea of building a new luxury home in a 'high-dollar' R1 zoned residential neighborhood knowing this administration and council would have no problem plopping down a homeless shelter or low income apartment in your hood?

As damn well you should!

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/12/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Airbnbs are commercial properties, assessor says. The fallout could be huge.

Well Stated!

More government interference into the lives of average folks isn't the answer.

More government control isn't the answer.

More freedom, more choice, and more opportunity is.

The current gaggle of commissioners and council members do not have the business backgrounds, financial acumen, nor the economic knowledge depth to be controlling, restricting or dealing with business issues.

Stick with marijuana and goats. Leave Business to Business!

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/11/2019 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Airbnbs are commercial properties, assessor says. The fallout could be huge.

Any number of human endeavors could grow to the point where some local government control might be required.

For the matter of AirB&B's - specifically in Colorado Springs, had the number of establishments grown to the point where city regulation is required and/or had the 'problems' associated with AirB&B's become a serious issue - -

- - - or is this another 'busybody' issue brought before council by Gaebler and Skorman?

Things seldom happen for no reason; does anybody know the background on what put this matter on the map?

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/11/2019 at 6:47 AM

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