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They clearly should not be promoting the multiple devices.
Thanks for taking another look. And, your second part I would bet our views are pretty close.
Rhys, (1) This is not taxpayer money. (2) Since it is a private company giving out the money, they are setting the rules. The private company (Seeds of Change) likely wants continued publicity so they write the rules on who can vote and how often they can vote. There is nothing wrong with following the rules. Not knowing the rules or intentionally breaking them is another story.
Seeds of Change looks to be a private company to me. http://www.seedsofchange.com/organicseed.aspx
Go ahead look for a funding link between the Seeds of Change company offering the grant that this article is about and the USDA and prove me wrong. I'll be the first to admit it if you do. But, my guess is that you'll continue to twist everything in your world until it fits your angry views including something as simple as the Steamboat Springs community working together to improve our town with private money from a company located in California. Your link to the USDA has nothing to do with funding the Seeds of Change Grant.
Steve, I would have thought that you would be against telling a private company what they can and cannot do with their profits. Sometimes giving your money and time to benefit others feels good and eventually comes full circle. A quick google search shows that the private company set up a 1% fund to give back. This looks to be private money and not tax money. Your rants are getting old. Your BS has to be called out. Fire away Steve, reply to me, reply to yourself etc. etc. Ready, Set, Go....
It is getting really old Comcast mine was out at 7:00 AM this morning. Time for the switch to Zirkel for the business too.
City Council and Management want all the recreational subsidies to go down. They already made cuts in spending. The only other way is to increase revenues. User fees have been implemented and increased so focusing on increasing user numbers is the next logical step. Maybe marketing them is not the best way to do that but it is a reasonable way to try to raise usage and therefore revenues. If it does not help increase revenues, maybe they stop the marketing and try something else. Maybe that next step is privatization. That would be a big change, but would clearly show if the city is just mismanaging the facilities or if they require subsidies to keep them open and the community is okay with that. This is not a new thing. Many other cities spend far more on advertising than Steamboat does.
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Thanks, it is going to be an exciting summer.
"Eight out of 10 Coloradans use our trails." Reference 80% of this states residents use trails. In my opinion these are important questions when it comes to considering the Accommodations Tax $$.
1. Who travels to use trails?
2. How can Steamboat Springs best take advantage of the money available to attract those travelers?
There are different questions that need to be raised to the City Council and City Staff regarding the use of sales tax dollars and the strong desire for Open Space and Trails in this community.
I have enough faith in the 2A Trails Committee (2A TC), that I saw no reason for the people involved with submitting the proposal (me included) to be on the 2A TC. The meetings are open to the public and I (or anyone else) can attend if they feel there needs to be more oversight. If I think they are going in the wrong direction, I can spend my own personal time to research and compile a fact based argument why they should reconsider. I do not need a vote to influence the 2A TC, just a logical fact based argument. The Steamboat Trails Alliance did that over and over during the long drawn out Accommodations Tax (ATC) process and it was well received by the ATC. I am confident that if you attend a 2A TC meeting that you will see good discussions on why they are making the decisions that they are making. If the 2A TC was made up of those who submitted the ideas that were expanded into the final proposals or the land managers, then there would be a much higher chance of someone having an agenda and it not being one that is aligned with the community as a whole. The trails project has the chance to be a great community project, especially if the City Council works with the 2A TC on projects that have some visitor benefits but are clearly focused more on locals. Those projects are unlikely to be funded 100% by the 2A TC.
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