Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold 2 days, 10 hours ago on Our view: Housing proposal worth vetting

It's nice to see a healthy debate and discussion begin again on this topic. What I am wondering is whether Frank has begun a campaign to get zoning laws and building codes amended, changed, or rewritten. What research have you started or 'polls' have you taken to see what the general public would be willing to see built. The editorial states rather simply that any more burden to the taxpayer for any kind of plan would most likely be rejected. I would have to agree. Just look at the poll on the education board's decision to enact defecit spending, a resounding no. Tiny home projects are a solution to a big problem but it needs to start with a public relations campaign for garnering public buy in. I respect your spirit and ideas Frank and would love to see this succeed. I would recommend bringing all those who are in support of such a plan to the table and map out a step by step plan to bring it to fruition. In the end though the excavator needs to make a profit to stay in business as do the rest of the parties involved. Your numbers are broad and general and until specifics are laid out with plots of land, building costs, and PR firm fees, it will be just another great idea with a plan, as Scott W so accurately states, where "nothing starts"

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Peter Arnold 3 weeks, 5 days ago on School board votes 3-2 for employee raises

“What (employees) deserve isn’t the question,” said parent Ken Mauldin. “It’s what the district can afford.”

Ken, were you for or against the 92 Million dollar bond proposal?

"Audience members erupted in cheers and applause following the board’s 3-2 vote."

It seems the people have spoken and their elected representatives did too.

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Peter Arnold 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Lift ticket tax for public transit raised at City Council meeting

Interesting analogy but the spoiled kid had enough money to initiate a large stock buyback this past year and still comes in the front door with its hands out for more?

I think Scott and Ken are on to a much bigger issue here and that is what needs to be addressed. Stop the corporate welfare.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Man found unconscious, suspected of dealing drugs

Nick

This too shall pass...people love you and are praying for you.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 3 weeks ago on City Council president proposes test run of parking meters downtown

Heartless dictator giving away parking spaces that could generate income trying to change behavior of the huddles masses rather than regulate their selfish parking habits. I hereby rescind my nomination of Mark for Parking Czar and send my support back to Walter.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 3 weeks ago on City Council president proposes test run of parking meters downtown

I nominate Mark for the position of The Heartless Parking Czar! Take no prisoners. Arm him with car boots. Bring him your tired huddled masses and collect their fifty cents for two hours of Liberty. Just install the meters and give him his scepter.

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Peter Arnold 3 months, 3 weeks ago on City Council president proposes test run of parking meters downtown

You should try parking in the Haight/Asbury District of San Francisco. You want to see a charlie foxtrot of cars and homes and businesses then that would be a prime example. Parking regulations and enforcement are going to come with the increase in tourism that soon will be a year round thing in this town. It already pretty much is. I used to look forward to mud season as two months on either side of the ski season where steamboat was a sleepy little cow town again. It's not so much anymore. Figure it out or it's just going to get worse. I would recommend looking at Aspen's model and doing something similar. If you need to regulate parking in the neighborhood surrounding downtown such as most of old town then do so with residential permit parking only. Adding convenient accessible parking at the rodeo grounds is a good first step. If downtown workforce can't walk two blocks to their jobs then having meters and regulated parking is the only answer to solve this ongoing problem. Trying to find a parking spot near Carl's after 4 PM is pretty challenging. If I need to pay $.50 to put a little ticket on my dash so I can go get my 50 Cent wings every once in a while so be it. Make it happen.

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