Dana Duggan 
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Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

Except for Martinez and Murray, a comical and foolish endorsement for the new mini-Gazette. Vote out Special Interests Suthers who is destroying this city. Vote for leadership that is independent and transparent. www.drjohn4mayor.com

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/21/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

@Sandra Knauf, several people have tried to like your comment many times. For some reason, it's the only comment we cannot like. @just mark, vote Suthers out....he panders to special interests and has done almost zero to raise the tax base of this city. He hands out money to developers to build a minimum wage meccas and taxes the people for potholes we already pay taxes to repair. Branson is where he's taking this town. Check out Dr. John Pitchfod. www.drjohn4mayor.com No one can buy that guy.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/20/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

Yes on 1a and no to Suthers/Strand/Williams. Suthers created 1a. He and Strand gave historic parkland to the Broadmoor and took on massive liabilities in the Incline that Manitou didn't want for good reason. Biggest heist in Colorado Springs' history. He taxes for potholes rather than cutting spending and having the general fund pay for roads which has been the case for 120 years. He taxed for stormwater and ended up in a massive lawsuit. He administratively closes lanes for bikes , he administratively is allowing the Broadmoor to expand their convention center into the size of the Pepsi center in a residential neighborhood. Under his reign, Google added $131 million campus in Boulder, Apple added 300 jobs there and Facebook built 23,000 square foot office space in Denver. We got zero of these coveted tech jobs. Instead, he and Strand are building a minimum wage mecca so those software engineers can man ferris wheels and cash registers at visitor centers. Branson not Boulder is where this leadership is taking us. Go look up the property values and media salaries in those two cities....Boulder is the blueprint. Protected parks, controlled and selective growth and government that represents the people. Any monkey can give away millions in tax incentives to their buddy developers -- vote them out. Check out Pitchford... www.drjohn4mayor.com .....there's our ticket to get out of this trainwreck.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/13/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Local job market gets mixed reports

All this data is for MSA or County level which includes other cities like Manitou, Fountain, Woodland Park etc.....so, the jobs added in Colorado Springs proper is even lower. Not sure where Suther' number comes from, but the geographical boundaries can also wildly distort employment statistics. He's getting credit for jobs created in other municipalities. Also, the county number reported by the state is an actual aggregate count from business filings...the data is used for unemployment insurance payment projections and verifications; so, the lower number is the better estimate.

Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/07/2019 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Firefighters endorse challenger John Pitchford in mayor's race

Clarification: no strike for firefighters.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/04/2019 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Firefighters endorse challenger John Pitchford in mayor's race

Colorado is a no strike state. This is not the same as unions which have strike powers. Also, Colorado is a right to work state. So, joining is optional. So, the knee jerk anti-union sentiment needs to examine the facts. I have never voted for a union in my life, but when Suthers fails to meet the equipment needs of such an important group like firefighters, it's an easy vote. Politicians should not be telling fire personnel what their resource needs are. During Waldo Canyon, the fire was moving at 3 football fields a minute. Nothing but the best equipment is required in this tinder box town. Shame on Suthers for how he handled this situation. Ferris wheels over fire trucks. Incredible.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/04/2019 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Residents protest Broadmoor Seven Falls shuttles

The truth is that buses used Cheyenne Boulevard prior to the route change; what happened here was the number of visitors spiked dramatically at the time and following the Sr PGA event which caused a capacity issue at the Golden Bee lot and the need to look for alternative routes. There is no way Mesa Ave, which has no bike lanes, blind curves and narrow roads with houses right on top of the road can handle all the bus traffic. A solution involving a new parking lot has been suggested to the Broadmoor. It would solve all of these problems and get rid of the buses altogether. Whether they see the wisdom of the suggestion or not, one neighborhood cannot handle all of the traffic as it currently stands. The City and City Council has been asked repeatedly who authorized loading and unloading on a public road (in front of 7 Falls) and been provided with numerous videos illustrating the problem. No answers to these questions have been provided.. Ms Krager indicated at the Sacred Grounds meeting that public works was unaware of this, and they would have oversight. No word on any of that? Regarding the 400 cars, the Broadmoor can control this by their marketing content and levels as well as using their own land, or acquiring land, for parking which is what was historically done - parking on property. The City Council and City government should also be able to have influence over the busing issue and should exert it. Several solutions exist to make the experience better for everyone including Bmoor patrons that is, unless there is another plan like, for example, closing a road and reconfiguring the South Canon....otherwise, we can fix these shuttle problems pretty easily.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dana Duggan on 08/08/2018 at 3:00 PM

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