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I think there is no particular reason to even pretend a decision is being made to spend six million dollars on trails. All this City Council will be approving is the spending for year one of a proposed 10 year plan. The next City Council is not constrained by the spending decision of this City Council and could change how next year's accommodations tax is to be spent.
I think it is pretty apparent that there is plenty of room for improving trails around town and those will be popular. But I expect a year by year decision on whether to continue to spend money on trails.
The Yampa Promenade will cause a voter revolution if it is a massive taxpayer gift to the Yampa St property owners.
Proponents of the promenade have done a poor job of describing what parts are in the street right of way vs what is to be done on private property and what private property is to be acquired and the costs of each portion.
Overall, I think the accommodations tax has been used to benefit the largest number of people and not to greatly benefit a select few.
Well Mr Ward's was apparently drunk and driving the wrong way on a one way street. With the challenges that would be presented by oncoming traffic, that is hardly an easy way to target a bicyclist.
While the public can be annoyed by certain bicyclists whom run stop signs and ignore other traffic laws, the facts are that most bicycling fatalities are from vehicles making mistakes.
Also, the typical bicyclist is more like everyone else and owns a car and so on.
"The cost is $35 for adults, $20 for those younger than 25"
The local Republican Party is such a party of old people that they don't consider those voters between 18 and 25 as adults and even give them reduced rates if they attend!?!
"Gessler will discuss conservatism in Colorado, and Gibson will give a speech titled "Republicans are Not the Enemy.""
So, a speaker at a Republican fundraiser is going to inform local Republicans that they are not the enemy!?! Is there a problem of Republicans thinking that they are the enemy? Sure, any number of women, minorities and Democrats might consider Republicans to be the enemy, but I didn't realize that Republicans needed to be convinced that the fellow Republicans are not the enemy.
As for the boy not testifying, the reasons given by the boy for not giving details suggest that something inappropriate happened. The boy clearly did not say that nothing happened.
Nor does identification matter much because it is claimed to have happened at the house and there does not appear to be any question of whom would have done it, if the jury decides it did happen.
The tricky part of young witnesses is that it is much easier for others to suggest their testimony.
You are right that it makes no sense to show a booking photo and name the person, but then not name a person on trial. The Routt County Court's website has an option to show the court docket which names the defendant in the only jury trial tomorrow. So the paper's policy is similar to how Britain sometimes censors a story that is freely readable from US news organization. Ie. very ineffective.
Meanwhile, an arrest can be made based upon unproven allegations so some news organizations are more reluctant to name those arrested.
SB City Council made the political decision to budget based upon a decrease in sales tax revenue. it works for them politically since it gives them unbudgeted money to spend as they wish during the year. This allows them to say there is no extra money for police, fire or storm water system when making the budget, but then have "mad money" to spend on whatever politically connected groups during the year.
This is unlike Routt County which has a far better record of accurately predicting local sales tax revenues. Routt County Commissioners budget based their finance dept's best predictions. The County then budgets to put some to reserves so they can handle the unexpected.
Virtually no one besides drug dealers has any issue with possession for recreational use being limited to one ounce.
Not sure why you think guns has any connection to marijuana because marijuana is highly regulated. If guns were as regulated as marijuana then the NRA would not be happy.
From Amendment 64:
(3) Personal use of marijuana. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE NOT UNLAWFUL AND SHALL NOT BE AN OFFENSE UNDER COLORADO LAW OR THE LAW OF ANY LOCALITY WITHIN COLORADO OR BE A BASIS FOR SEIZURE OR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS UNDER COLORADO LAW FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER:
(a) POSSESSING, USING, DISPLAYING, PURCHASING, OR TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES OR ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA.
There is no provision for an affirmative defense of needing more than one ounce. Presumably, while there can be a medical need for a mmj patient to have more than an ounce, there is no need for a recreational user to have more than ounce.
You quote half of a joke and make it sound like I was being serious.
The busted seller brought up the topic of a life sentence.
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