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I comment using the name "curious" in order to focus attention where it belongs - on the comment and not on the person making the comment. Citizen of COS since 2003 Family members have lived in COS for more than 40 years

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Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

Since $325M will be given to the developer, it would have been prudent for Council to educate the public about the mechanisms involved BEFORE giving their OK. But instead, the Council took action and now is dealing with citizens questioning their decision. Do the Council members understand what they have approved? Or are they taking the word of "experts" and accepting the bromide that "everybody's doing it"? Wouldn't it be better for Council to make approval pending until after the citizens, as well as themselves. have a clear understanding of what is being planned so that the citizenry - for whose benefit we are told this is being done - can accept it with confidence that it is a good idea?

Here's a link from COS govt discussing special districts. https://coloradosprings.gov/planning/page/…

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Posted by curious on 09/28/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

"City Economic Development Officer Bob Cope said the project will generate millions in tax revenue, add 5,000 jobs and add billions to the city's gross metropolitan product." Really? This sounds like the pitch that was made 3 years ago by City Leaders promoting C4C who want to build a stadium next door to the Olympic Museum. I wonder if this is the new scheme to get that cotton-pickin stadium, now moribund, off its deathbed and up onto asphalt.

"The intent of the redevelopment area is to . . . stimulate development and redevelopment throughout the entire city," said Wysocki. Really? The last major area redevelopment project - University Village Colorado - on N . Nevada, across from UCCS, has so far failed to stimulate ACTUAL (as contrasted with visionary plans) development, other than what's happening on the UCCS campus. And UVC has failed so far in being a catalyst to attract major companies to relocate to COS. But then, would any realist expect a shopping center to accomplish this goal?

Worst of all, all of the City sales tax generated by UVC goes to pay down the 30-year bonds issued to build the infrastructure in and around UVC, and none goes into the City general fund. By the time the bonds are paid off, UVC may be moribund itself. COS is not Denver, nor will it ever be, regardless of how many skyscrapers Jenkins builds. Let's figure out who we are and what WE - not the developers - want our City to be.

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Posted by curious on 09/27/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

This is sickening! Is the City Council so jealous of Denver and desirous of having skyscrapers that it will give $325M to Jenkins/Norwood? How to explain this giveaway to workers at Walmart who are hoping to work extra hours during the Christmas season, or low wage earners who are hoping developers will build housing they can afford, or young entrepeneurs who are hoping the City will not put roadblocks in their pursuit of innovation, or young grads who are hoping to stay and live in COS and obtain jobs that pay more than what they can get by moving to L.A.? Is the Jenkins/City collaboration the new Satan it appears to be?

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Posted by curious on 09/26/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

This plan to tax all utility customers for the benefit of the few is a collectivist scheme. Assuming that there are 28,000 utility customers who want solar powered energy, let THEM voluntarily sign up for this service and have THEM pay for it. $3 million divided by 28,000 is $107. Let's see if the Climate Change believers are willing to spend $107 to receive what THEY want or if they want solar only if OTHERS pay for it.

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Posted by curious on 09/25/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

Respect for others should be a hallmark of all those commenting on this forum, and not just those elected to office. The responsibility to be civil is especially applicable to those of us commenting anonymously. Respect for the opinions expressed by commenters depends on the merit of the opinion and wrong opinions or insultingly expressed opinions should be challenged, and challenged vigorously. Those commenters suffering hurt feelings at the reception their opinions are receiving should review their comments to see if there is room for improvement.

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Posted by curious on 09/24/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

The WSJ article makes the suggestion that to avoid the devastating destruction caused by category 4 & 5 hurricanes, people should not live along the coastal areas. Doing that is sensible. Fighting Climate Change via fossil fuel reduction and destroying our economy in the futile effort to achieve the impossible is nonsense. Do the Climate Change advocates think they are God?

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Posted by curious on 09/24/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

Hurricanes and storms, occurring over a short period of time, regardless of their ferocity, are weather. Weather as measured over centuries is climate. Weather and climate are influenced by far greater happenings in the solar system than Americans burning fossil fuels on planet Earth. The saviors of humanity are preying upon a gullible public, and it is THEY, not Climate Change, who are dangerous.

I am appreciative of the willingness of Pico and Knight to speak out and attempt to knock some sense into their fellow Utility Board members. A rate increase to support the myth - yes, MYTH - of death of the planet caused by fossil fuels is not warranted. And I hope that the evidence Pico presented to his comrades results in a change in their thinking.

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Posted by curious on 09/23/2017 at 3:59 PM

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