Jim Davies 
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Re: “Bancroft Park

CS Parks hours in general are 5 am to 9 pm until April 30, 5 am to 11 pm from May 1 to October 31. https://coloradosprings.gov/communications…

Posted by Jim Davies on 03/08/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Strawberry Fields controversy continues

The "impending land transaction" that would be most affected by the proposed retroactive ban on swaps would be the Larry Ochs sports complex, where there's a proposal to relocate it completely be swapping land with a developer. It's a win for the people, as it would move the fields to a more accessible location. https://coloradosprings.gov/parks-recreati…

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Posted by Jim Davies on 12/15/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Hearing set for Friday on parks measure

And saying "It's not about Strawberry Fields" is naive at best, dishonest at worst. Dropping the retroactivity would get the measure on the ballot, but it's all about Strawberry Fields, so that won't happen. Why May 1st? Because it's all about Strawberry Fields.

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Posted by Jim Davies on 11/05/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Hearing set for Friday on parks measure

Calling this process "secret" is laughable. There were over 20 public meetings over a period of four months before the council voted.

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Posted by Jim Davies on 11/05/2016 at 7:41 AM

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

There's no point in rehashing all of the dishonest statements that have been made by the opponents. Just as one example, look at the change.org petition: I would wager that every one of the "Strawberry Fields" wildlife pictures on that page could be found somewhere on the internet, and have nothing to do with this parcel. The word "Incline" doesn't appear on the petition, although "Anschutz" appears several times. There's a consistent pattern of overstating the conservation value of Strawberry Fields, and ignoring the totality of what's being swapped - typically, it's stated that it's being traded straight-up for the Muscoco parcel. Conservation easements are worthless, but trail easements on the Incline and Barr are worth their weight in gold. Muscoco is covered in trash, but Strawberry Fields is pristine. etc., etc., etc. And of course, the assessments must be wrong, because you don't like the result. The distortions never end. The ends justifies the means.

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Posted by Jim Davies on 11/03/2016 at 8:01 PM

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

Robert, she describes the Barr Trail portion of the exchange as "trail easements", while it's a transfer of ownership. She also conveniently forgets to mention that the city would get ownership of over a third of the Incline as part of that parcel. I consider this to be deliberate dishonesty in reporting, and is consistent with the way supporters have acted throughout this process - dishonestly.

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Posted by Jim Davies on 11/03/2016 at 9:42 AM

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

How can Pam Zubeck still get the details of the exchange wrong? Incredible...

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Posted by Jim Davies on 11/02/2016 at 5:58 PM

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