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"Public not overly confident in Council" Gee, I wonder why? This survey came out during the end of the URA/TIF process and I believe indicates the lack of support it had in the community. There is strong support in the community for a cooperative working relationship with the County and other taxing districts. I would bet now that the URA was scratched council's approval would go up, similar to the lack of confidence in the police dept debacle. Once "house is cleaned" and new leadership is in place, confidence in the PD will go up as well. It is important to citizens that Council directs staff rather than the other way around. There is a strong perception in the community that Hinsvark leads council around by the nose and plants ideas rather than Council taking the lead.
Guess the paper did not like you making disparaging remarks about one of their guys on Council. I am happy with the vote and I know you are too, Scott so lets move on and vote in new members in November who want to play well with other county/school taxing authorities and look out for the best interest of the taxpayers.
Does this have undertones to anyone else of revenge against Officer Bantle for writing unkindly about her experience in the Steamboat Springs Police Department?
Yeah, pretty unbelievable that Dream Island, where there is "blight"--of the nasal variety with the rotten egg smell so prevalent--is not in the URA. If the property taxes go up for the Denver owner, our rent will go up. Maybe we should move the gun store to Yampa Street. HA
I know a BID does not require a blight report--just wanted to quote with accuracy.
Here is a quote from a business owner on Yampa Street and a supporter of the URA
"I do not, and can not agree with the notion that Steamboat is "blighted" but all of you that read and comment on this stuff must understand that it is merely a requisite term necessary to enact a URA or a BID, etc. . . However, for the sake of discussion--(and while I completely agree that the whole "blighted" designation is completely ridiculous . . .)"
So as not to be accused of taking comments out of context go to Chuck McConnell letter of "Voters should Decide" and you can read all three parts of this Yampa Street business owners comments. I guess cheating the law regarding blight designations is ok if interested parties can get their way. I also want to point out that a property owner who bought property at the peak of the market in 2007 then proceeded to payoff all the existing trailer owners to move off his newly purchased land foregoing 8 years of lot rent from these lower income trailer owners must not have considered "blight" when top dollar was paid to develop river front land . . . . . just sayin' The Riverwalk property is a large part of the blight study even though Yampa/Lincoln/and Oak all continued with new and remodeled projects during the past 8 years.
Nice tune, but I think "It's my Party and I'll Cry if I want to" is more appropriate with the redwood growing on your shoulder . . . . . .
Glad to hear you are having a great "Flag Day" today! The chip on your shoulder was starting to look like a redwood tree : )
Petition is still at the Gun Store and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. If you cannot get there let me know as I have one as well and can bring it to you. Cindy
Sorry you find the need to be so cynical, George! I find the whole situation to be unjust and stinking of impropriety with back-door dealings. I guess Chicago politics works in the smallest of towns . . . . . . .
There are 13000 residents of Steamboat Springs, but there are 25,000 citizens of Routt County of which the residents are an integral part. For the paper to thumb their nose at our friends and neighbors who shop and work in town, to use Russell's word, is immoral. I am embarrassed to say the least and guilty by association by not campaigning harder against Council members who not only may vote for this URA/TIF but may also benefit from its passage financially. This is a huge injustice that, unfortunately, only lawsuits will fix. What a crying shame : (
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