R Wehner 
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Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Mr./Ms. Bluetored

The city was relatively 'non-partisan' until 2015. However, I am not seeing where Ms. Parker is promoting herself as a Democrat or any party affiliation. It is interesting the link you posted lists the Colorado Springs Mayoral race as one that could be 'Flipped'!

Do you suppose that organization doing the rating on 'flippability' might be referring to so many local voters in a real low turn-out election are upset by Strawberry Fields - Bike Lanes - and disregard for the public that Suthers will not be re-elected?

Posted by R Wehner on 03/24/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

If the city is to become an 'economic powerhouse' for Southern Colorado rather than just prosper when the state and national economies are doing well - the region will need true leaders with business, economic, or financial backgrounds in order to ensure there is sufficient new revenues produced to meet the rising costs - and elected leaders that recognize the need to create and fund a professional, free-standing Economic Development Corporation.

That type leadership requires tough leaders with vision as was present with Bob Isaac. The area really needs those with a successful track-record in the private and business sectors - Rules out SUTHERS, WILLIAMS and RETIRED MILITARY.

Let's put in office those who can move the region to PROSPERITY through BUSINESS PROFIT and add a third leg to local revenues dependent upon the existing two of Pikes Peak (tourism) and the Pentagon (defense). Diversify and expand rather than just watch as industry and manufacturing go to other states and high tech goes to Boulder and Fort Collins and Austin!

A three legged stool is far more stable than one with just two!

The high rate of 'new jobs' being touted for the region (then walked-back as federal data is refined) are 'rooftop' jobs as a result of supplying generated by population growth. Suthers had absolutely little to do, if anything, to create jobs or bring new firms to the region - - - for that matter, neither did the Chamber-EDC.

John - Dirk: roll out the numbers related to what your effort actually produced! Something reviewed, analyzed and reported on by a real economic analysis firm rather than ginned up numbers from Turnip-Truck Bob.

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/21/2019 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Firefighters' Issue 1 pros and cons outlined at public forum

This was a very well done forum - Ms Van Ard Smith, Ms Walker and crew did an excellent job of hosting this debate, kept the questions tight, crisp and maintained good control over the length of questions aided by Mr. Roy and Mr. Suthers who were very concise and complete with answers. Below is an audio link from Studio 809.


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Posted by R Wehner on 03/19/2019 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Issue 1 draws nearly $1 million in campaign money

We took a quick view of council voting record on recent major issues - how did council vote in accordance with what would have been your desired vote by issue?


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Posted by R Wehner on 03/18/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Click below to view voting record of council members on recent major issues.


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Posted by R Wehner on 03/18/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “What's true and what's false about claims on firefighters' Issue 1?

As the election begins to close in - - - Interesting and insightful input on the need for great competence from future 'leaders' to deal with ramifications of quickly developing trends of economic significance.


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Posted by R Wehner on 03/15/2019 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Collective bargaining for firefighters: yes, but...

Westside Urban Wildfire Interface. Waldo Canyon. Black Forest. Lightening. Cigarette Butts. Smoldering Campfires. Homeless Warming Fires. Heart Attacks and Strokes. Jaws of Life Pulling People Out of Wrecks. Cats in Trees. First On Scene to Treat Shooting Victims. Residential and Commercial Fires Safety Inspections. And besides, girls need their own calendars!

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/15/2019 at 12:16 PM

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