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Larry, I think it would be naive to think that council can just vote to release the report. I don't think anyone is whining either. Quite contrary, everything points in the direction that council is upset, and is trying to get information released. There is obviously some information that is confidential.
The thing is it's not a bunch of hot heads running around getting angry with each other. It's just people annoyed with stepping in and scraping poo off of their kids and clothes. It's all about respect, which some seem to be lacking. Friends included. I doubt Jon would get red and puffy like you have repeatedly shown in the past.
Thanks Karen! I am a little touchy about this subject but first off, it is a problem. George for you to ridicule Karen is inappropriate. You owe her a apology. No one wants to police this stuff and I am sure she was at wits end to even address it. Harvey if you lived near Butcher knife you might see it differently. It sucks to scrape poo off of my kids and it's disgusting to think tons of kids play in small streams inundated with dog poo. Telling someone to pick it up is not the problem. The issue is with the person who refuses. Pick up your Poo!
Scott, I believe most to all deed restricted housing is set up that way ( restrictions lifted in the case of foreclosure) so they can be financed. It has little to do with the administration of the program. It's the only way to sell a unit at all.
I think the real goal here is to make Yampa more pedestrian friendly. Collin, I think everyone certainly respects your opinion. I certainly respect the fact that you seem to run a good business and employ a lot of people. I don't think Clint was trying to attack the business owners, he was just stating that other peoples opinions matter as well. I have worked on Yampa, and while parking can almost always be more convenient, I would not say it is a problem. I am not sure the majority of people in this town feel that parking is a problem. I am also curious, what kind of numbers a business like yours does on a day like this past Saturday. Are numbers down when Lincoln and seventh streets parking are compromised by such events as the farmers market and Mustang Rally? I would think your numbers would be up, but could be dead wrong. I think it is an extremely difficult balancing act, but like Pete, I feel making Yampa a pedestrian friendly street would make it a better asset to the community.
Another reason Aspen needed more administrative control was for padded budgets. They often establish value on construction costs. People were building RO homes for 800k and saying their budget was 1.2 m so they could make money.
Scott, while your scenario is certainly possible, I think more of the problems they have experienced with enforcement, relate to owner occupancy. People purchase RO (resident owned) and become seasonal or move after purchase and then rent it, instead of selling. Same in Steamboat. From what I see RO housing restrictions are poorly enforced. Take hilltop homes for instance. I think more than a few are rentals. To me, making a home RO is one if the easier and more beneficial ways of making something more affordable.
So let me get this straight. You are worried about Reisman, because he publicly shamed someone, so you decide to try and publicly shame him? Isn't that a bit childish. I agree with Scott, you are missing the point, as to the main goal. Also Rob, why do you always choose to attack the person, rather than the idea? Jon Quinn, Kevin Nearney, Kenny Reisman, etc. To me you are a big bully with a pen, no different than a big bully with a stick in a playground.
Scott, I think you would be surprised where the 100 and 500 year flood plain are. I think it is just a matter of people like water and build too close. Its been going on for years. I don't think any areas in Routt County have hit the 100 mark in the past twenty years. I was in Vermont for the floods a couple summers ago. I watched a car, a full size dumpster and a couple hundred 250 to 500 gallon propane tanks float by. I also watched a covered bridge and building get destroyed. The water was barely lapping the 100 year mark at the time.
How come no one who is an expert in avalanche safety has a problem with this picture. I would think getting to the site is often more dangerous than standing in this pit. It would prove difficult to analyze snow pack in a "shored" hole. The only "stupidity" involved is in some of the comments. Fred, if you are truly worried about others safety, please start stopping at stop signs.
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