Kelly Colfer

Kelly Colfer 9 months, 1 week ago on Rob Douglas: Time to right a wrong

The complex regulations woven throughout Steamboat's various codes and plans are probably more to blame for affordable housing woes than are the evil developers. Just a month or two ago, the city turned down a proposal for a trailer park adjacent to Copper Ridge Business Park. Trailer parks are true affordable housing, unlike deed-restricted new construction artificially maintained at a lower than market, but still unaffordable, price.

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Kelly Colfer 3 years, 7 months ago on County shuts down Steamboat's Sweet Pea Market and Cafe

The point is, that they have complied with the law. And they are shut down anyway. What purpose does that serve that the fines have not already accomplished?

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Kelly Colfer 3 years, 7 months ago on County shuts down Steamboat's Sweet Pea Market and Cafe

In general, I think our County Commissioners do a pretty good job of governing in a County with a difficult constituency. However, in this particular case, I believe they erred.

Grundy, your logic would be accurate, in my opinion, were we in an average or prosperous economy. However, we are in a deep recession with 10% unemployment. In my opinion, the loss of paying jobs, tax revenue, and economic productivity outweighs the benefit of competitive fairness, in this particular instance. Were the times different, I might agree with you.

Make no mistake, we are in dire circumstances here in Steamburgh Falls and nationwide. Government should be facilitating economic success for business, not hindering it via their bureaucracy.

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Kelly Colfer 3 years, 7 months ago on County shuts down Steamboat's Sweet Pea Market and Cafe

Oh C'mon! In this poor economic climate, the BOCC and Health Department are gonna shut down a solid, upstanding, tax-revenue-generating business that is actually making a profit and succeeding wildly??!!! Because they had one too few bathrooms!!!!! Nancy! Doug! Dianne! and Zopf?!!!! Bad move guys. Take it back.

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