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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

If you like, I can forward my posts to you for approval and subsequent posting. Do you do spelling and punctuation checks?

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 06/02/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

Dear TruB:

A) I use my real name. Not a Pseudonym.
B) I was making a point.
C) And rudely, yes.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 06/02/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

$523.9 billion is the Pentagon's Budget for 2017. Imagine what benefit a 1/2 trillion dollars might bring to Americans rather than "defense" contractors and a standing military presence throughout the world.

Only 4 guys showed up to question that? How dumb are WE THE PEOPLE to fall in line with this thinking?

Jeez, perhaps 9/11 was something we cooked up via back channels with Saudi Arabia, who fund 9 out of 10 Islamic terrorist deaths that occur. Thought that conspiracy theories were asinine but it starts adding up after a while.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Colorado Shu on 06/02/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Colorado GOP announces new flack

what does this dumass think that flack means.... look it up you old fart.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 06/02/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Colorado GOP announces new flack

Does the use of the word "flack" in the headline indicate bias or hate? If so, Nat Stein needs to add this to his database of "hate events".

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/02/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

Dear R Wehner, who the heck are you?
Asking questions is now 'inappropriate' until someone has marched down to the mayors office for an appointment? If you are so well informed then answer the dudes question.
You are just rude without making a point.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 06/02/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

I thought the reserves were for emergencies and unplanned disasters not a way to fund day to day operations because they used unrealistic growth projections. Then why did they wait a year to tell the public conveniently when it is time to begin planning the 2018 budget. Oops we made a mistake. Where is their accountability? Do they not have to report budget indicators on a monthly or at least quarterly summary and report it to the auditors? Who is getting dinged on their performance review for this? This is not transparency.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by rms on 06/01/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Transgender Air Force Academy cadet in holding pattern after graduation

Let Them Serve.
The Academy led them on when they allowed entrance and now points out a rule against them serving.

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Posted by TruB on 06/01/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

Mr. Gonzalez, Jr.

Would it enhance the feelings of competence the public has in local leadership if you had sought qualified and exact answers to your question prior to inserting yourself in City business and jumping into the process not having the knowledge required to do so?

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 06/01/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

So, did this revenue shortfall occur in 2016 or 2017? If 2017, why did they not simply reduce how much money the TABOR retention would be for the city (6-3.4 = $2.6 million eligible to keep from TABOR excess that the residents approved for stormwater and NO need to take from the reserves)? Or am I confusing different things?

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Posted by Longinos Gonzalez Jr on 06/01/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Hogan Lovells racked up $3.5 million in fees during Mayor Bach's four-year term

if only we could have told the rest of the country how bad it is to elect a developer with no political experience. old botch and p***y grabber gump are much alike in that they care more for making their buddies rich than doing anything for the regular citizens.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 06/01/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

So, how much did we pay which consultant to calculate future population growth?

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/01/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

"When the mayor [John Suthers] recognized this back in the fall [of 2016], he told the department heads to cut spending and save money..."

The question then becomes why didn't the City tell citizens this tiny little $3.4 million prediction error occurred and that the fund source of what they asked citizens for was not excess, but would instead partially come from reserves? If they knew enough to tell departments and didn't tell citizens, that's an integrity problem (a lie by omission) when you're pushing the TABOR retention ballot initiative.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 06/01/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

peace on earth...

how dare them promote such a thing...

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 05/31/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Stratton Open Space isn't like it used to be

No one gets to have that "alone in the forest" hiking experience in Waldo Canyon anymore. What hiker's ego trip is more important than protecting an open space from fire?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by daisy on 05/29/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

I wonder when the big party with Chelsea Manning will occur..... this crap is getting way beyond 'normality' ! ! ! America needs 'SOLDIERS' not sweethearts. Sorry but that's my humble opinion.....! ! !

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Posted by Rich Wynn on 05/28/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Stratton Open Space isn't like it used to be

You know what else ruins that 'alone in the woods' sense? A fire destroying the forest

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Posted by Matt 2 on 05/26/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Monument woman accuses Springs Utilities of defamation

Here's a letter from her saying this happened.

Here's a letter from Utilities saying this happened.

How about instead of just copy and paste you do some actual reporting and tell us what actually happened?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dan 2 on 05/26/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “City to spray for moths in North Cheyenne Cañon area

Just to clarify:
During the spraying operation, we do NOT divert water from Cheyenne Creek or other source waters potentially impacted by the spraying into our drinking water supply. And prior to bringing those sources of water back into supplying our drinking water system, we test them to assure there are no water quality problems that have been caused by the spraying project.
~Colorado Springs Utilities

Posted by Colo Springs Utilities on 05/26/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

The homeless population is exploding all across the US, not just in MJ states.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 05/25/2017 at 5:12 PM

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