Frank Pado 
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Re: “North Cheyenne CaƱon: No vehicles allowed?

The city has real problems like the increase in crime and homelessness but this is what they focus on? Garden of the Gods is busier than Cheyenne Canyon and they don't use buses? It looks like the Broadmoor came up with this plan and then gave it to the Mayor to implement.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 02/01/2018 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Battle over Strawberry Fields continues in court and, maybe, at the ballot box

I hope city council does the right thing and refers this for a citizens vote. Colorado Springs citizens voted to buy part of this land over 100 years ago and we should have the same right to vote on it today.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 11/03/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Police, court documents differ from Glenn on 1983 incident

I tend to vote democratic but this seems like baseless mud slinging. If you have to go back to the Reagan era to dig up dirt the person can't be too bad.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 07/27/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Parks Board approves land swap

Can we dig up the City government from 1885?
Even after 130 years they seem likely to me to be more responsive than Mayor Suthers and the current council. I hope the volunteer board members will look out for the citizens best interest instead of looking out for politicians and corporations.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 04/14/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Skorman and Broadmoor boss get into it

The money and influence of the Broadmoor and its billionaire owner seem to dwarf the rest of Colorado Springs. Luckily, it looks like Richard Skorman is doing more to protect the city and its public spaces than our elected officials. Bravo Richard!

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Posted by Frank Pado on 03/04/2016 at 12:50 PM

Re: “TOSC supports Broadmoor land swap

The proposed use of up to 10 acres by the Broadmoor is not small. (10 acres is roughly the size of 9 football fields.) Development on 10 acres of the land would be visible from the remaining acreage and vastly change the experience of users. Also if the primary use is as a stable the Broadmoor will be likely running commercial rides in the area as well. Citizens would retain nominal access but who is going to walk these trails if a trail ride of tourists on horseback is coming through every hour? Open space seems rarer and more valuable than 130 years when citizens voted to protect this land. Why would we give or trade it away today?

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Posted by Frank Pado on 03/03/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Seceding from the Springs

Maybe we can disregard Hazlehurst's column because he is too old. But really I am more interested in what a politician wants to do than what their demographics are. I see diversity of ideas from at least some of the new city council members regardless of age. Bill Murray for example seems to have more new ideas than many 20 somethings. I think we can call for a truce between the suburban Springs soccer parent and the downtown hipster A strong downtown enhances, supports and is supported by it suburbs.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 04/18/2015 at 8:31 AM

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