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Re: “Collins disses road tax in radio ad; Suthers responds

Liberty For COS, the City Charter, Article 3, Section 1.3.101 specifically states "There is hereby adopted by the City Council "The City of Colorado Springs Code of Ethics" which shall apply to the Mayor and Council Members..."

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Posted by dreamwevr on 10/14/2015 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Collins disses road tax in radio ad; Suthers responds

TruB, that list is not what will be done if the tax increase passes, it is what needs to be done. Many of the streets listed have already been or will be touched with existing 2015 funds.

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Posted by dreamwevr on 10/13/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Collins disses road tax in radio ad; Suthers responds

Why is it that nobody is pointing out that Collins, as a city employee, seriously violated the city's code of ethics policy with this ad? From city policy #41: "City employees will not do anything related to their official City capacity or while engaged in their official City duties to influence the outcome of the political process. An employee shall not use or permit to use the authority of their position to actively support either a candidate for City Council, a City issue, or any other political candidate or issue."

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Posted by dreamwevr on 10/13/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Suthers plays defense on tax hike

This thread includes a whole lot of information, but there is still something I don't understand. Opponents of the sales tax increase keep saying it will hurt the middle and lower classes. Even in the story above, the CPA says "leaving more money in the pockets of citizens, including those who would be hit the hardest by a sales tax increase." Yet, the Americans for Prosperity state a flat tax as one of their Four Principles of Optimal Taxation. According to their website, "Since sales taxes are flat and do not discriminate on one's ability to pay, they have proven to be the least destructive to economic growth." I don't get it...

Posted by dreamwevr on 08/17/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers: 'Our enduring challenge'

dp72, some of your information is incorrect. Police and Fire get just over half of the city budget (Police 34%, Fire 19%), and fire stations are not even close to being the biggest expense, especially considering only one is built every 5-7 years. The problem is that people make assumptions about how city money is used and they don’t have the facts. The city posts the budget online every year and it is available for anybody to review. And, most citizens who pay property tax in Colorado Springs don’t realize that only 7% of that goes to the city. As for a “full accounting of where the existing money goes” (PacksA9), that is done every single year in the budgeting process and you can see it for yourself in the posted budget. If you look it up (PacksA9), the core priorities are listed, and there is no money in the city budget allocated for a downtown stadium. I challenge every citizen to review the budget and make suggestions to your council member if you see any possible efficiencies.

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Posted by dreamwevr on 06/04/2015 at 9:19 AM

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