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

There needs to be accountability for those who broke the rules and allowed this. That is the problem with government these days - do what you want, to heck with what the tax paying citizens want or their rights. This kind of behavior is not ethical, it is not sustainable, and it should never be acceptable. We need to demand accountability and responsibility NOW.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 12/16/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Concerns remain over new Penrose-St. Francis hospital project

There is zero accountability with City Planning under Peter Wysocki - our family learned that when he approved an illegally-sized, illegally-setback building next door to our home in the historic Old Colorado City neighborhood this May. AND THEN DENIED THERE WERE PROBLEMS FOR MONTHS. We have been fighting it ever since. He is unethical - he avoids putting anything in writing, ever, and his office shows no respect to the historic character of an area, or to decreased property values with homeowners, or to future problems of any kind. All he cares about is contractors - not the people of Colorado Springs. When we exposed the illegal size of this building, after months of trying to get him to admit the numbers on the submitted plans were false, his office actually broke the building rules (going against ANSI building standards) and in order to "fix it" they "re-calculated" these plans to make them fit code - deducting an interior staircase and the WIDTH OF EXTERIOR WALLS. Read our story at

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 11/26/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Neighbor structure steals privacy, Colorado Springs residents allege

The rest of the story: The statement by Peter Wysocki (above) was FALSE. The building was approved by his office with an illegal size and setback. The numbers on the plan submitted were wrong - falsified, in our opinion, to make them appear to code. When alerted to this, Peter Wysocki ignored us and now, after six months of trying to get him to do the right thing, is helping the homeowner bring this project to code (by some very deceptive means). I hope you all will take a look at our website, "Protect our Westide". All the details are there. Thanks!

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/18/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Parks preservation ballot measure proposed

Thank you, Richard, for being a voice for the people of Colorado Springs AND the wildlife in our parks! Thank you, Pam Zubeck, for your always excellent and accurate reporting.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/06/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Here is the other side of the GMO story, from the recent "Seeds of Doubt" conference in Broomfield, Colorado (on October 11th). I would encourage everyone to watch these films.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/18/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Vote YES on labeling--64 countries have this, even Russia, China and India. It's ridiculous to make any argument against. As consumers it is our right to know--PERIOD. No one should have the power to "decide" otherwise. The thing that is most shocking to me is that people do not truly know what a GMO IS--that these are organisms that would never be able to be produced naturally in nature (or by humankind's hand in the greenhouse or field), they are laboratory combinations of not only different species, but different phylum. These companies are producing "foods" that the human body has not evolved to ingest. These are foreign substances. Since their introduction we have seen all the problems predicted occur--genetic contamination in wild species, death of beneficial pollinators, the need for ever-increased doses of toxic pesticides, superweeds. Furthermore, we have seen a huge increase in certain afflictions. In our children today, known to many as “Generation Rx”:

One in 13 has a food allergy.
One in 68 has autism.
One in 10 suffers from asthma.

Hence, one in three children is afflicted by allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism.

(This information came from a GMO conference last week, quoted from Robyn O'Brien, expert in this subject.)

I think it is irresponsible of The Independent to be wishy-washy on this one and lazy in its research: it is our right to have properly labeled food.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/18/2014 at 8:38 AM

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