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Re: “Spring's fleet vehicles of vehicles is wearing out, but a stormwater fee could help

But the City would rather use it as ad retiring for more taxes.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/04/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

If homeless people had homes, the unsympathetic commentator above would not see all the things he complains about...... pissing and pooping are just a part of life, and without a public toilet (or with locked toilets in our parks), people have to relive themselves somewhere.
Don't blame the homeless for the lack of housing -- blame our City Government (and County) for not stepping up to the plate. And the Urban Renewal Projects they have enabled downtown and on Nevada Ave., will only increase homelessness because they aren't building any affordable housing next to the cutesy shops, restaurants and luxury apartments.

16 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Springs man at the heart of federal lawsuit to upend the Electoral College

Isn't his five minutes of fame up yet? He was elected as a Democrat by his peers to represent them in the Electoral College, and he failed to do his duty. That's not heroic -- that's suppressing the votes of CO residents who depended on him to give voice to their votes for the Democratic candidate who won in our state. Instead he wanted to vote for a Republican? I'm with the SOS on this one...... and his suit is a big waste of money.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

Trash, lots of trash. Never see the transients cleaning the areas they live in.
No problem with how or where the transients are 'staying', but OMG; parts of our city are looking like overturned cans of garbage - add in the occasional five gallon bucket of feces and urine, discarded hefty bags full of unwanted clothes, food packaging, soda cups, etc... often times; within yards of a dumpster or trash can.

If the 'homeless' would be passing more time picking up and cleaning the areas they're staying at, might make for a bit less hostility towards them.

25 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 10/04/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

So Nor'wood is given access to tax-free municipal bond financing rates to build a project that will, with 100% certainty, be demanding extra police, extra fire resources, put a further burden on the already failing stormwater system, and--as has already been revealed--demand the City parking enterprise to build a new parking structure costing tens of millions of dollars using fees charged to the public who have to park in downtown and Old Colorado City.

And like the Olympic Museum that was criminally and deceitfully touted as a "no cost to us" proposition yet has siphoned trail money and road money to the tune of over $10 million and counting to build the supporting infrastructure, it's also certain that Norwood will be back through their surrogates on City Staff to add costs to the taxpayer disguised as general fund expenditures through public works expenditures for adjacent infrastructure and a demand for additional public safety budget lines to support their profit center.

The massive extension of Utilities into the area will also be a cost passed on to citizens in the form of higher Utilities bills. These line extensions are some of the biggest elements listed for raising utility rates in the annual Utilties budget. Rate payers pay approximately 60% of the cost of these extensions. This percentage is far higher here where the development community influences Utilities decisions as well. Developers are responsible for paying a higher share in places served by private utilities because the private utility shareholders are less easily bilked.

So this is life in Colorado Springs. All this as we ask a residential utility customer living in an efficiency apartment to vote to approve the same $5 per month for a new stormwater tax that the owner of the apartment complex they live in will pay at their McMansion with acres of impervious surface.

And if "this is how we do development here for 40 years" is the best argument, perhaps citizens and City Council should take a look at what that model has done for our City in the last 40 years, particularly in the City's quality of roads and stormwater, parks condition and public safety response times. Not too great of a track record. But...they're back for more and they'll get it. There's a lot of money paid to political consultants to keep the gravy train going and unless you've got the money to compete with it...good luck. C'est la vie.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/03/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

LOL.... if you don't know a lot about firearms, find someone who does, have them look at the pictures with this article and tell you their opinion. You will find that their opinion, after they are done laughing, is that these jokers have bought themselves some cheap junk guns, don't know how to set them up properly, and would likely live a very short time in an actual gun battle.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs 2018 budget proposal: $16.3 million more

"Enactment of the fees would allow the city to use the $17 million a year now pledged to stormwater needs for other purposes..."

That is so typical of how Colorado Springs does things. Yep, we've got money in the budget for this project. But... we're gonna tell you that we don't, get you to pass a special tax to cover it, then use the money that we were going to use for it for something else. The ol' shell game once again.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Concealed carry permits in El Paso County double in five years

"Tom Mauser with Colorado Ceasefire, a nonprofit that promotes the prevention of gun violence, wonders if the training requirement for concealed carry is adequate..."

Well Tom, there are now over 46,000 citizens of El Paso County who have permits. Let's take a look at how many of them have been involved in unjustified shootings to see if it is adequate or not. And the answer is? Zero!!! Not one single CHP holder in El Paso County has been involved in an unjustified shooting. The media virtually never reports on that aspect of it, as it goes against their typical biased position against personal gun ownership and this stat just ruins all of their arguments.

Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Skorman proclamation recognizes Indigenous People's Day

Hey Can O Korn - How do you discover something when others already live there?
Vikings visited here way before Columbus. Then Europeans came here and brought their white government. This is how white was established as power. So in a way Columbus day is just another white power day.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 10/03/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Cory Gardner wants less red tape around medical marijuana research

Suzi you should send Gardner an email or call him if you are that serious.

Let' remember that the GOP has a long standing tradition of using marijuana to attract young voters.

Posted by TruB on 10/03/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Stormwater issue "vote yes" committee raises over $300K

Will voters approve the fee to fund Stormwater Control measures? Your thoughts? Thank you for participating in this 30 second 'QuikPoll'

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/2A-Qu…

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 10/03/2017 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Former County Democratic Party leader forms new club to keep politicking

Did you bother to read the article? Because it wasn't me that talked shit about the leadership of the local party to an Indy reporter. Bitch at me all you want... while ignoring the divisiveness that Liz generated to create this article. Yay you.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave Olsen on 10/02/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Would it be okay if people who are truly progressive -- that is, renouncing violence in all forms -- declined the so-called "protection" that this group of mixed up people wants to offer? I understand that neo-nazis and reactionaries are bad and can be violent against those who oppose them, but nothing is to be gained by empoloying those same tactics. We need to work for a world free of violence and guns, and learn different, peaceful methods if our world is to evolve and survive. I suspect that the turn out will dwindle at future protests that this group is involved with, as few anti-Trump policy people feel comfortable with their actions. They might as well be working for the other side if they are going to be introducing guns on the side of the opposition movement. I never thought I'd hear the words "guns" and "progressive" used in the same sentence.....

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by prairie chix on 10/02/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Owning a weapon does not make you a violent person nor does it make you right or left. Many threats were made against local protestors. What would you do? Just quit showing up? Then those threatening win.

The 2nd amendment is for all. These people have been training and continue to train in proper use and care. They are not stock piling weapons and ammunition as so many did just because there was a black President.

If owning a rifle or gun means you are planning a war then we need to review the 2nd amendment. You cannot live in a state that allows open carry then complain when someone does.

Don't like it? Go vote to change the 2nd amendment or open carry. Get active quit word whipping those who follow the law of the land.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by justintime on 10/02/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Cory Gardner wants less red tape around medical marijuana research

Dear S.Senator Gardner, I know that some people have this image of stoners when when thinking about cannabis. Smoking anything either tobacco or cannabis at first glance has that connotation. However, please know that it is also a much better choice for souls like myself who have been suffering for decades with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and glaucoma. Cannabis becomes a gateway out of all the opiates, Benzos and other expensive and other both expensive & damaging prescriptions I have been on for a long time.Call me 731-613-8822. I have more to say than can fit into this little box. With Respect, Susi Marcy- Sisco

Posted by Susi Marcy-Sisco on 10/02/2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I'd pay good money for the limp-wristed sissies to start a "redneck revolution". They think they can just go buy a cheap ass gun,shoot a few rounds at a paper target and take on millions of Americans who were born and raised shooting and killing shit since they were old enough to pick up a gun. On top of that,the overwhelming majority of the military,vets and cops would be on our side as well so the fairies wouldn't last five fucking minutes in a real gun fight.

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Mike Oxyuge on 10/01/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Colorado election system targeted

Scanning the voter registry in Colorado involves a google search for colorado voter registry. The results are about 20 websites that have the entire database on- line. If youre a registered voter and are not law enforcement or VIP then you will find all your personal identity info there along with your party affiliation. Some yokels thought this would curb voter fraud. If you dont like this data for free, you can purchase it in a format ready for printing targeted mailers and junk advertising, from the State of Colorado, some fees and charges may apply. See coloradovoters. info
No hacking required

Posted by rangesaf on 10/01/2017 at 1:32 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

...defended colored protesters.
Well that was mighty white of them, bless their little hearts. Was that back in 65 or 67?

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rangesaf on 09/30/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Fyi liberals are not leftist, just about any variety of socialist supports the arming of the working class

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David Roemer on 09/30/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Kristy Milligan chosen to head Westside CARES

Ms Milligan is a very compassionate person and an excellent administrator.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 09/30/2017 at 2:39 AM

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