Jackie Reynolds 
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Re: “Three downtown parks slated for design makeover

Jeremiah Twomey, what?

Two of these parks, Acacia and Antlers are way over do for a makeover, especially Antlers. The Antlers Park is a great historic park but provides a location that is out of site, out of mind providing transients a place to congregate. It's completely under utilized by the residents. Create activity- concerts, festivals, etc., and you drive out those elements. It's a shame the Antlers Hotel looks out over this park and I hope the staff at the hotel would never recommend any of their guests to visit that park.

Acacia is a great downtown park and already has so many aspects in it's favor. I love the bandshell but when is it ever used? Schedule a Friday or Saturday evening concert where people can bring their chairs, enjoy food from some of our great food trucks or dine at one of the great locally owned downtown restaurants before or after the concert. That's a fun date night!

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/19/2019 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Short-term rental owners in El Paso County may face huge (and expensive) changes

STR's, aka Airbnbs, are not long term rental stays. They are exactly like a B&B or vacation home and should be taxed accordingly. If hotels, b&bs, cabins, cottages, campgrounds have to pay taxes than STR's should as well. If you are planning on going into business for yourself, which is what these property owners are doing, then you need to pay taxes.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/17/2019 at 1:32 PM

Re: “City Councilor: It's not honest to say Air Force Academy area is "blighted"

Clara, there is not one single industry that has sustained Colorado Springs but tourism is a large contributor to our economy. In 2017, over 23 million people visited our region and contributed over $2 billion to the local economy. That's pretty dang significant and puts tourism as one of the top three industries contributing to our local economy.

Now I agree that the area outside the USAFA is not what I would define as blighted. I do think moving the Visitor Center to outside the gate will provide easier access and less threat to security.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/25/2019 at 12:32 PM

Re: “The post-Mueller report slog ahead

Oh my gosh! rightsavage, have you seen the actual Mueller report? My guess is no, so how do you know what the report states. If you're referring the 4 page semi-recap of the almost 400 page report that did say he was not exonerated,, then you're the fool.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 04/01/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Access to unredacted Amazon lease cost taxpayers $16,500

Mur, why? Are you opposed to positive growth? Are you opposed to roads finally being fixed? Are you opposed to Colorado Springs potentially being a hub for CyberSecurity? Are you opposed to the increase of passengers traveling to and from our airport? Are you opposed to young people wanting to live and work in Colorado Springs because there is more opportunity than ever before? Are you opposed to our robust sports ecosystem? Are you opposed to job additions within our police and fire departments?

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 03/28/2019 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Access to unredacted Amazon lease cost taxpayers $16,500

Gayle, government is only corrupt when those like Joel MIller, who thankfully is no longer part of City Council and did not succeed in his attempt to run for Mayor, are not able to initiate their excessive conservative agendas. Joel Miller is too narrow minded and pompous - not what our city needs. When Joel Miller was on City Council, our city was on the fast track to further decline and millennials were fleeing to other states as fast as possible. Now that he, the Mayor at that time, and several other useless council members are no longer part of the picture, our city is seeing growth and there are new reports stating more millennials are choosing to stay and work in our community. Construction projects are on the rise and I can honestly say that it's great to finally see cranes at some of the large projects..

I'm a native of Colorado Springs and appreciate the positive momentum our city is currently experiencing, especially the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. This museum will become an asset to our city and region.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 03/28/2019 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Colorado Sports and Events Center stadium, arena to host Switchbacks, Colorado College hockey downtown

All of you, with the exception of Diane, should not be responding to this unless you've done your research and understand all the criteria associated with requesting Regional Tourism Tax dollars.

*All the projects do not need to go to vote unless local tax dollars are required.
*The Bill Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (funded by RTD dollars) is at UCCS so I'm thinking having the event center at Colorado College is OK.
*The Mayor did not lie. He said he would not support any of the projects, specifically the downtown stadium and event center, if the funding needs to come from local tax dollars collected by the citizens. No taxes will be needed to fund these projects.
*The funding needs to be used on tourism related projects (not pot holes or road construction) and ground needs to be broken by December of this year or the city will lose that funding

gregaj7, what consequences. Please enlighten us.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/26/2018 at 4:10 PM

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