Deborah Meininger 
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Re: “UPDATE: Suthers vows to be a positive force for change

John Suthers would be 4 More years of the same deception and disappearing taxpayers funds. Attorney General John Suther's, and his local counter part District Attorney Dan May, have been "best of buddies" with Mayor Steve Bach (as Bach liked to brag at West Side Town Halls in 2013)... by helping to cover up Bach's part in Gross Negligence Manslaughter in the death of the 2 people burned alive in their home in Mountain Shadows in the Waldo Canyon Wildfire in June "looking the other way" on a cover up of the Flood debris damage in September 2013 to the roadway in front of Norad, several residences, and debris flow into the Keeton Reservoir from the illegal dams for illegal lakes on Anchutz Broadmoor Emerald Ranch (approved initially in 2012 by then Fire Chief Brown at Bach's bequest)with prompt approval "at State level" to rebuild the dams that failed without valid verification of water sources for the refilling of the sizable lakes with new leases for ajacent pristine, undamaged Forest Service Land ignoring (cooperating) with the "Mob enforcer methodologies" of the Anshutz Gazette,Regional Business Alliance, Home Builders Association, and Nor'wood Developers, to name a few of the "players"...smaller business told follow the rules "or else", larger companies just forking over protection style "membership fees" and doing what they are told...City Council and County Commissioners rubber-stamping outrageous Mil Levy "Special District Service Plans" for Developers to pocket billions ("tax free") over the last decade that home owners will spend a life time struggling to pay off , with State Attorney General and County Attorney silent...and and by not standing up for ethical comminity rights as taxpayers funds "disappear" into Bach's requested "Donations" to entities such as Regional Business Alliance (260k for a business with a "4 million dollars budget", including fees designated for "lobbyist" on payroll) of which thousands were then "donated" to the City for Champions application expenses while Bach told the community "no General Funds used for the Project", while John Suthers and Dan May just smiled for the cameras "arm in arm" with Mayor Bach at press conferences ...
Bach's "Executive Office" funds (no accountability) and Urban Renewal Authority (Bond loan funds and TIF money removed from sales tax BEFORE the "leftover balance" is put into the "General Funds" portion that Taxpayers are allowed to see)with disbursed in transactions for "millions of dollars in settlements" thru 3rd party attorneys (like Mountain Shadows and Memorial Hospital sale to the lowest bidder Colorado University Hospital, an affiliate of Anschutz), payoffs to "former and/or recycled" City employees in the form of "consultation fees"(often in excess of what those employees original salaries were), and business deals with developers by City and URA "purchasing properties"from private parties, and putting title of property directly into developers "LLC" business names so developers can claim the purchase expense without paying any taxes on the funding from taxpayers pockets (then called "Private Funding"), all without voter knowledge or approval...And Suthers and Dan May and County Commissioners supporting the boondoggle of City for Champions, the largest portions being the Olympic Museum and Stadium projects in a massive (many acres) area of hydrocarbons in contaminated soil and ground water , under and all around America the Beautiful Park, from the Gas Manufacturing Plant (1876-late 1930's) without consideration of the 800 million it could cost to mitigate the contaminated soil and ground water up to 20 feet down from the original ground levels of that area... and John Suthers and Mayor Bach and County Commissioners have seen the maps from the 2008 study attached to the 2011 Walsh Study that CSUtilites had done for that area (for a previous Nor'wood Developer plan for that area in 2007). Do the voters of Colorado Springs REALLY want 4 more years of the same, and to allow more Bond Loans (that Bach promised "all available to 400 million of" to the Regional Tourism Board for City for Champions in a letter Nov 2013) that could push Colorado Springs into becoming another "Detroit"... when the new Bond funds are "dispersed" by Bach (as his term can extend into June if no one gets 50.1% of vote) or by his "buddy" John Suthers, as another "Strong Mayor", without accountability to the voters? Do the residents of Colorado Springs not remember in years past when "General Funds" got tight, the City loans had to be paid.. the City made cuts in community services... no toilets, water, or trash cans in many street lights in many areas ...reduced bus service...reduced city services even those involving health and saftey as well as capital (new) and maintenance projects! ONE of the those loans was for the USOC projects! A healthy helping of DEJA VU anyone? Those loans have to be paid, no matter where the money went or who it went to. Picking the wrong candidate is as bad as the current mayor having been allowed to continue to be "the key to the City piggy bank"for all the "special interest entities" that helped pay for the "strong mayor" scam and the unethical power monger that people were deceived into voting for back in 2011. Do not allow another "Trojan Horse" into the "strong mayor" position!
Too much information? Or maybe just time for honesty!

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Posted by Deborah Meininger on 01/20/2015 at 5:40 PM

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