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Wow, only 2 new Council members . . . . . disappointing. . . . .
Am I the only one that thinks the police station should stay in the existing location--downtown--and we should be looking for a site to move the fire department? If the police could remodel and take over the entire public safety building that seems like the least expensive option. The danger on Yampa seems to me to be the large fire/rescue trucks trying to get to calls. Aren't most patrolmen out on patrol and not sitting at a desk waiting for an emergency call to come in where the firemen are ever ready to go out once a call is received? Why do we need a main station somewhere and satellite stations at the mountain and on the west side if our police force are already patrolling the city? Let's not forget that we have an estimated $10 million in storm sewer repairs that need to be made according to a council meeting months back. Spending OPM should not be the sexiest option but the one where we can stretch our $$ the farthest taking care of all infrastructure needs.
Yampa Street will never be closed for a pedestrian mall--ever! After all where would the parades stage when Lincoln Ave. closes? If Yampa ever closes, then that is the end of all parades on Lincoln, but that is okay with me too. Ann, I too am a walker--everyday and I see no problem crossing at the lights on Lincoln, in fact it is preferable as I do not have to run between cars like those trying to cross at 6th and Lincoln. Since when is this town so down on cars? I find that hard to believe since my recent count indicates that a high percentage of cars only have one occupant so many have to get from here to there and are not waiting to share a ride with someone else.
I guess it is okay for the police to intervene in one's ability to take themselves out of the gene pool when the real crime is stupidity.
7) Cindy has waaay too much time on her hands
1) He was out past curfew
2) His tail light was out
3) He threw his McD's bag on the ground causing a pedestrian to trip and fall
4) He was riding with an expired license
5) He was BUI
6) None of the above
Cresean, reread Dan's post--I don't know of a U.S. Hwy that runs through Boulder like Lincoln Ave (U.S. 40). Can we also have respect for the # of semis and other traffic that just want to get through this town? What is wrong with walking 1 block to a designated cross-walk and do our best to let traffic flow! It is not helpful to compare ourselves to Boulder or other locations as this not an apples to apples comparison. Stop and go traffic at every street on Lincoln Ave. seems to me to be "less green" and certainly noisier.
No, my point was that I think we need to have a full time employee, elected by the people whose job is the City's business. City Council members all have to earn a living so their tenure on the Council is shared time with their other life. We need more than a City Manager who acts at the whim of the Council---when they are given direction which has been sorely lacking. Jim's letter indicates he understands the downside to the current council parade.
Just when I thought you were for smaller govt/less taxes you now surprise me, Mark, with the need for a new govt agency that will cost the taxpayers $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and employ thousands of workers to pre-qualify voters by reviewing all our tax returns and military records. Are you nuts????????? Why don't we just let Donald Trump, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Koch Bros. just duke it out and get rid of all voting.
You would be surprised, Scott at the # of former business leaders and administrators that were able to retire early in Steamboat that are interested in running the City. If you have had experience running a large school district where you dealt with unions for a number of years, this would be a cake walk, for instance. And yes, we ALL vote on the platform we hear from the various candidates if it is aligned with our priorities for the City-----or do you just flip a coin in the voting booth?????
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