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Re: “Mayor John Suthers wants a second term

Suthers ...." led the city to sanction a land exchange with The Broadmoor that transferred the city's 189-acre Strawberry Fields open space next to North Cheyenne Caon to the resort. "

In a pinch, one could call the above an accurate statement. However, it would have been more accurate to say, "Suthers led the City Council to sanction .....", despite on-the-record and overwhelming opposition stemming directly from the citizens of Colorado Springs, in an unprecedented outpouring of telephone calls, public presentations, emails and no fewer than four city-wide polls.

I hate to see the Indy downplay what was a clear circumvention of the will of the people.

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Posted by Mur on 09/04/2018 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Cog deal community meeting announced, ballot measure petition possible

Weiss is right. Too fast. Any "deal" proposed by the Broadmoor and Philip Anschutz demands thoughtful, thoroughly informed, and high level vigorous scrutiny. Especially when one of the parties to the deal is under financial duress caused by the other. I hope the meeting is *very* well attended.

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Posted by Mur on 07/17/2018 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Reader: Stop the destruction of habitat areas

Nonne Kreger,
Your letter shows common sense thinking and a good understanding of the situation. But I wonder if perhaps you overstate a bit when you say, "I can take a three-hour outing now and not see even a bird or squirrel. " Even if you spent all three hours walking the most decimated area to be found in the seriously over-mitigated Stratton Open Space, I'd bet the farm you would see wildlife. Your points are well-taken, but the hyperbole detracts from your argument.

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Posted by Mur on 02/21/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “City parks looks at shuttles to deal with growing attendance at local attractions

If our spectacular natural surroundings are worthy of visitors from around the world, then they are worthy of planning ahead and reserving your visit. Rather than polluting and depersonalizing shuttles, consider instead limiting the number of daily visitors during peak season. The internet is here to stay and would make such reservations simple and almost universally accessible. There are many days throughout the calendar year when neither shuttles nor reservations are necessary. Why commercialize a natural treasure when not necessary?

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Posted by Mur on 02/21/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Suthers kicks off Colorado Springs stormwater ballot measure campaign

Voting NO. When eight out of every ten citizens asked to vote on the Broadmoor Land Swap and it didn't suit the mayor's agenda, he said "I won't have a vote if I don't have to." He paid for those misguided few words with the April roust election. And he's going to pay for it again with storm water. Payback is a bitch.

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Posted by Mur on 08/31/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Millions for I-25 widening riding on November election

Instead of continually chasing the inadequacy of I-25, why not take a lesson from Denver and build the equivalent of C-470? Make it, as Denver did, a toll road and let it pay for itself.

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Posted by Mur on 08/16/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Colorado Municipal League sides with city in Strawberry Fields lawsuit

Given that the city invited CML to join the case, are the citizens of Colorado Springs paying the municipal league's attorneys?

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Posted by Mur on 08/05/2017 at 4:47 PM

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