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Re: “Guns and private jets

Looks like grandpa John forgot to take his medicine again! Don't worry gramps, I hear it's tapioca pudding night at the senior center!

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Posted by greg1 on 01/13/2020 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Gold Camp Road to close nightly?

This is about 20 years overdue. We need to work harder to keep our trails and open spaces cleaner, especially as the city tries to shoehorn more people into them.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/21/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You missed the point, chewbacaface and you've resorted to the straw man theory. But to answer your question, there are regulations on alcohol/bars and they are enforced. Does everyone who goes to a bar get so plastered that they crash their car into a wall? Obviously, no. But there are still laws in place to prevent people from doing so.

Yes, STRs have been around for some time thanks to sites like VRBO. I've used Airbnb and VRBO in the past and have had great experiences. But they still need to be regulated because there are bad actors that ruin it for others, just like anything else. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, I would not be too excited if my neighbors turned their house into an Airbnb because it has the potential to disrupt a neighborhood and change its character. It's not Orwellian, its private property owners actually wanting their private property rights enforced. There are zoning regulations for businesses and residential areas for a reason. If you want to run a business, then do it in an area that is zoned for it.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

Thank you Matt for your comments, I am glad someone said it. You could not be more correct about SRM simply enabling our homeless cohort. Until they make the distinction between homeless but needing a hand up and truly vagrant and looking for a hand out, then our city will continue to struggle. Andy Phelps should take a stroll behind the Mission or anywhere along the Greenway. It is hard to see that any progress on homelessness has been made when there are more homeless than ever camping down by the creek or in Monument Valley Park. I am sick of it, plain and simple. The city needs to get off their ass and actually enforce no littering/camping rules, in the hopes that it will push those towards services who will actually use them. And on the other side, the non-profits in our city need to start asking some more questions about who they are "helping".

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 9:04 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

Good! I don't feel bad for STR owners. They take units away from long-term renters while disrupting quiet neighborhoods, and don't really seem to feel any remorse. They clamor on and on about "private property rights". Well guess what? Your STR is a business, you have given up your private property rights and your STR should be regulated to reflect that.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/11/2019 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Despite reports, Gold Hill Mesa is a fine neighborhood

Just because your house isn't sinking or sliding, doesn't mean that the rest of the neighborhood is stable. Take a drive down Silver Mine Drive, Gold Claim Terrace, or Pyrite Terrace and you will see how badly the roads have buckled. Those homes are less than 20 years old yet the neighborhood is sliding down the hill. And congratulations for not being sickened by the poison soil up there...yet. People are really in denial about living in Gold Hill Mesa, but hey, go for it. If you like being about a foot away from your neighbor and love cookie-cutter yuppie box houses, then it sounds like that's your kind of neighborhood!

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Posted by greg1 on 09/12/2019 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces chore of setting up billing mechanisms for its new drainage fee

Any reason as to why the city is going to pay Utilities $1.8 million one time fee? And how about the $200,000 annually after that? Does that cover the city's assets, besides the $100,000 it has scheduled to pay?

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Posted by greg1 on 11/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

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