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Re: “Parks belong to the city’s citizens, not tourists

well it is beginning to feel like, for me at least, that if you are not from someplace else or homeless - you have no rights in Colorado Springs these days. When public easements, sidewalks and open spaces are turned into unsanitary homeless camps and every natural park and attraction exists only to make a profit for someone else - tell me what is left? Certainly not a place where ordinary people want to come and raise a family.

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Posted by rms on 05/16/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Springs group crafting vacation rental law

If you happen to live next to one of these vacation rental properties you may have a different set of concerns and it is a legitimate revenue opportunity that should be looked into.

Some of these properties have no "on-site" owners and really there is no one for even the neighbors to contact if there happens to be issues with the "guests" this is not the same thing as renting out a room in your home in which you also live. I would also hope the committee will include some of the vacation rental businesses so they can bring out their concerns for consideration as well.

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Posted by rms on 04/29/2018 at 6:36 PM

Re: “The Bookman faces closure, as the trade struggles with challenges

This is very depressing - I hope they can find an affordable alternative location - I will not go to electronic format for reading - there is something comforting holding an old and worn book - knowing when I am finished it will go on for someone else to hold, read and enjoy. So sad to hear they are closing this location.

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Posted by rms on 03/07/2018 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium proposed for Antlers Park

I thought our City Parks should be protected NOT turned into private sports stadiums - I'm ashamed of Mr. Skorman for supporting this proposal. This goes right along with the policy from the mayor giving away Strawberry Fields to the Broadmoor....

What's next? only pay to use neighborhood parks?

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Posted by rms on 01/11/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Garden of the Gods frame to be removed

Garden of the Gods belongs to the citizens of Colorado Springs not the tourists. So they will leave it up defiling the mountain vista for a year to get feedback from the tourists??? Please tell me who is running the government in our City and County these days? The tourists are fine and welcome to come visit Colorado Springs but the people who live here full time deserve better than this. Years ago I used to study for my college exams in GOG and now the park is so heavily visited it is almost impossible find a place to enjoy the peace and quiet I used to go there for.

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Posted by rms on 12/17/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Garden of the Gods frame to be removed

This is tacky and doesn't belong inside the park. Maybe if they wanted to put it in the parking lot it would be less of an eyesore. The beauty of Garden of the Gods is in the natural glory of the scenery. This looks like something you would expect to find on the old boardwalk in Atlantic City NOT in one of our cities most popular tourist attractions.

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Posted by rms on 12/15/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I think these bike friendly changes need to thought out better - our roads are already hazardous and driving is often a dangerous activity on streets seriously over crowded and drivers who have zero patience for anyone in their path vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

Where are the studies from the motorized point of view? Overnight people who parked on the street have their parking taken away and drivers are forced into traffic delays and congestion all so empty bike lanes can be kept available at all times.

Perhaps it would be in the public safety interest to consider adjusting sidewalks to allow for the bicycle traffic? Maybe we just dig up all the parkways trees and grass and turn them into bike paths - it makes about as much sense as what is being done to high traffic roadways for the sake of an alternative method of transportation.

And one might also question why if cars are suppose to be abandoned there is not a more aggressive attempt at improving public transportation options in this community?

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Posted by rms on 11/16/2017 at 10:05 AM

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