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Re: “Seven initiative petitions could make it on the ballot this fall

Both 97 and 108 will likely pass. There will be a huge legal mess for a few years. 108 will probably be invalidated as unconstitutional at the federal level - you can't be compensated by the state for a change in speculative value. You can only be compensated for a loss of a realized value. This has been decided by the Supreme Court for many years now. But who knows - stare decisis is dead in our era, and the Supreme Court is a political football. 97 might survive longer.

Posted by leloupe on 08/15/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Stormwater fees began, but some won’t need to disclose what they pay

Public policy failure - the idea is to encourage property owners to keep permeable surfaces on their property, so that storm drains aren't overwhelmed, but there is little incentive in this to get away asphalt, concrete and hard roofs, and now the giveaways are hidden from public view. Good thing Andy Pico is full of energy, leading the charge for his constituents! Somebody give him an energy drink and some imagination.

Posted by leloupe on 08/15/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

What happened to the appraisals for the Jenkins land swaps? Did that story die? They seemed really smelly too!

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Posted by leloupe on 12/01/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Rallygoers agree white supremacy is bad, but disagree about everything else

Electra Johnson, this is your moment. Are you up for the job?

Posted by leloupe on 08/23/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Creative Collective releases preliminary results of ArtSpace survey

Hmm, the most affordable spaces in town are on Academy south of Austin Bluffs, and Fountain/Security, not downtown or Old Colorado City. This could be a problem. If they can find a way to be hip in those areas, hats off to them. But it's not really about art, is it.

Posted by leloupe on 07/31/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Springs Utilities' reliance on coal drops by 26 percent

When we get started on rooftop solar, we won't need coal at all, and less natural gas, just enough to act as a backup until storage catches up. Then CS Utilities will be reduced to an energy broker. And that's what it should be doing- Encourage people to generate electricity from their own homes and sell it to the grid for the best price.

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Posted by leloupe on 07/31/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Story Coffee barista/roaster Eliza Lovett recovering after roasting accident

It's wonderful the community rallied around this barista, and a great example of what our community can do, thanks to the Independent. But how many poor and/or minority workers in our community have had an industrial accident that we never heard about, don't have a support network like this young lady, or work in something less interesting to the Indy crowd than elite coffee, or are not in the downtown area near Indy staffers? If the answer is that they aren't interesting to Indy readers, we have a real problem.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:54 AM

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