R Wehner 
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Re: “Pam Shockley-Zalabak inks agreement with Colorado Springs Forward

Phil Lane:

ED is a major problem for many. Individuals and organizations. Your comment below is priceless:

"While we are without an ED, we have remained active in supporting local organizations and will be appropriately engaged in various community efforts, including the upcoming November elections."

Your organization since it's inception three years ago (or so) has had nothing but a continual turnover in directors and in your leadership team. And your group has basically accomplished damn little nothing and certainly a failure to achieve any of the proclaimed '6 Pillars' as was part of your original mission statement. Amy Lathen having been a major embarrassment!

You were quite successful in allowing the public to express their opinion of the worth of your endorsements and recommendations in the last city election. The public appears to value your input very little.

When you have been totally unable to provide 'leadership' within your own group, how the hell are you going to offer any leadership for a city that is totally void of any real professional business level leadership?

Good people working to achieve nothing is still nothing being achieved - with many local needs to be addressed, including the critical stormwater issue, it might be beneficial to the success of stormwater that you consider getting your own act together before attempting to 'lead' or 'focus' the community on this issue and not risking your low esteem with the public working against the passage of community needs.

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Posted by R Wehner on 08/22/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' 2C road measure takes some heat

Actually Gary,I think many posed the same 'warranty' question you have asked. It was asked often.

The clue as to why the measure passed in what is basically a 'warranty free manner' is best found by logging onto the the City Website - going to Elections - going to "Nov 03 2015 Special Municipal Election" then - - going to Issue 2C - - going to "Springs Citizens Building the Future"

Why the hell would I want to offer a long-term warranty on my work when I know that the amount of my campaign contributions can sway the decision toward my NOT having to offer a warranty?

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/22/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

It's a really dented up can.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/10/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

Come on now Gary. Facts piss off the Twinkees.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/10/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

LocalLiver

"A Plan"

Long term planning has been in effect locally for decades. It is called 'Management by Crisis One Year at a Time'

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/08/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

Ballot question. "Without raising taxes..." It should say "Without calling it a tax and instead referring to it as a fee..."

Is that like saying: "Water is not wet, it is just highly viscous?"

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/06/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

To be entirely comfortable with poll results as basis for action, or as a 'predictor' of voter behavior, a 51% margin might be considered quite low in some quarters. Having a 60% margin allows for those among the 'undecideds' to swing over to the NO column - - and maybe even some of the YES voters may swing by voting day and still have sufficient leftovers to make the 51% of ACTUAL votes needed.

The wording on this particular poll is similar to the one used with the Strawberry Fields issue in that it runs about two degrees under being a 'push-poll' that herds respondents to a desired response.

I would think that those who put up the funding for this poll would be some what concerned over the validity of the results in that it is a marginal push poll and the 51% might be a 'forced value' rather than a 'accurate value'.

Perhaps there would be value in drafting a more impartial poll distributed community wide in order to validate that the 51% value holds true with an expanded number of respondents being asked straight forward questions with the 'follow up' second set questions being a little less leading?

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/05/2017 at 1:05 PM

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