Stuart Orzach

Stuart Orzach 9 hours, 43 minutes ago on City Council debates whether to keep new style of parking spaces

Painting a "bike lane" on such a congested, multi-use street, frequented by tourists, creates the illusion of safety for cyclists. I suggest removing it and replacing it with "sharrows" such as we have in my area.

Also, I would let cyclists know that they are allowed to take the whole lane, if necessary, to insure their safety.

As far as issuing tickets, forget about it. You're lucky you get any compliance at all. Just accept whatever compliance you get as a positive outcome.

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Stuart Orzach 2 days, 10 hours ago on Dog patrol: Stepped-up leash law enforcement sparks resistance, debate in Dog Town USA

Council is making way too much out of some bad language heaped upon the enforcement officers. If we continue along this course, we can soon expect to encounter the Language Police and the Political Correctness Patrol when we venture out. You can't enforce a law that people don't respect unless you want to live in a full blown military state. The poop problem calls for some creativity. We have a ski hill that slides every year. The problem is exacerbated by snow making. Why don't we just pick up the poop and pile it on Howelsen Hill in the Fall. It would make a great base layer. Of course, no solution would be complete without an expensive marketing campaign to promote it. Maybe we could call it "Effluent for the Affluent".

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Stuart Orzach 8 months ago on City of Steamboat announces six police chief finalists

Anyone who is aware of the issues surrounding the Police Department, and the subsequent investigation, is awaiting the rest of the story on the Walmart incident, We only have half the story, and we don't even know if that part is true. Consider the source of the information.

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Stuart Orzach 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Letter to the Editor: Response to Monger

The phrasing may be too indelicate for the thin-skinned and the politically correct classes, but the sentiment is clear and has nothing to do with people from Florida and Texas, or with being friendly and willing to help strangers. It was expressed in the recent URA discussions as well.

The sentiment is, "When is enough enough?". What makes some people think Steamboat Springs can just keep adding more and more of everything and everybody, and let someone else suffer the consequences.

During the URA discussions, it was refreshing to hear the Commissioners tell the City staff what they really thought. City Council would do well to take a lesson from the Commissioners on saying what needs to be said and not being afraid to do so.

Yes, Doug does have a special way with words, but listening to him is never dull. He gets his point across and that's all that matters.

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Stuart Orzach 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

I just listened to the audio tape. This is a real whitewash. As I posted in a related article, my concern is that we would get reports 3,4 and 5 and still not have our questions answered. The audio tape reveals that this concern is valid. Hinsvark's comments, near the end, that the Police Department was a closed department, did things their own way, didn't get involved with the City's Finance Department or Personnel Department, and that this is common practice, are all very damning. She absolves herself of blame by saying that Joel Rae inherited 30 years of this culture and was trained in it, and that she inherited Joel Rae. This is a pathetic excuse. A City Manager should know what is happening under her watch, and the meeting with Bantle should have raised red flags, set off alarms even. Hinsvark brushes it off by saying Nuanes thought she made the right call after the meeting with Bantle. But that's just hearsay, isn't it?

When will we find out about the alleged surcharges on citations, and the quota system? When will we find out about the allegations that Joel declared all the officers' oaths invalid, and brought in a judge to swear in the officers to uphold Federal law, after amendment 64 was passed?.

I'm sorry that your reporter didn't ask these questions but spent so much time on petty details of a more lascivious or titillating nature.

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Stuart Orzach 8 months, 3 weeks ago on AUDIO: Segments of Hinsvark interview

I just listened to the audio tape. This is a real whitewash. As I posted in a related article, my concern is that we would get reports 3,4 and 5 and still not have our questions answered. The audio tape reveals that this concern is valid. Hinsvark's comments, near the end, that the Police Department was a closed department, did things their own way, didn't get involved with the City's Finance Department or Personnel Department, and that this is common practice, are all very damning. She absolves herself of blame by saying that Joel Rae inherited 30 years of this culture and was trained in it, and that she inherited Joel Rae. This is a pathetic excuse. A City Manager should know what is happening under her watch, and the meeting with Bantle should have raised red flags, set off alarms even. Hinsvark brushes it off by saying Nuanes thought she made the right call after the meeting with Bantle. But that's just hearsay, isn't it?

When will we find out about the alleged surcharges on citations, and the quota system? When will we find out about the allegations that Joel declared all the officers' oaths invalid, and brought in a judge to swear in the officers to uphold Federal law, after amendment 64 was passed?.

I'm sorry that your reporter didn't ask these questions but spent so much time on petty details of a more lascivious or titillating nature.

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Stuart Orzach 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Our view: City needs to stop stonewalling

I'm concerned that the reports will be released but they will not directly address the allegations in the Kleiber, Moore or Bantle letters. Such was the case with reports 1 and 6. It would serve people well, at this time, to reread the original letters.

We still don't know if there were surcharges, on citations, that were funneled into the police Department. We still don't know if there was a quota system imposed on patrol officers. We still don't know if, following the passage of amendment 64, the former chief declared all the officers' oaths invalid, and called in a judge to administer a new oath of allegiance to Federal law.

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Stuart Orzach 9 months ago on Our View: Hayden at crossroads

I don't think that jumpstarting housing starts in largely unoccupied subdivisions or filling nearly empty industrial parks are legitimate criteria for making this decision.

Sometimes when you build it they don't come. That's not the citizens' problem to solve.

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Stuart Orzach 9 months, 1 week ago on Jim Engelken: Apology to Hinsvark

Scott is right. The City Manager does not come out of this incident looking squeaky clean.

One can only imagine what goes on behind the scenes in this City.

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