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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 : (
Let me try to understand where you are coming from, Steve. You think you are "owed" by OPM because you chose to invest in Steamboat at the height of the market paying top dollar for your piece of Yampa Street and now the taxpayers owe you????? Since when is real estate investment anything but risk business. Is it the fault of 25,000 residents of Routt County that the economy went south in late 2008? Many people lost jobs, businesses and homes and there is still a local hangover with some foreclosures pending as we speak. Who chose to displace many lower income residents at 3rd and Yampa with payouts then foregoing 8 years of lot rent? Who declared "blight" in 2007 when sky-high prices were being paid because Steamboat was the next developers paradise? That is what I conclude from your comments!
Why are you against funding infrastructure within the URA boundry from budget surpluses and capital reserves that the City has? That funding could start next week if council so directed. Are you a full time resident of Steamboat Springs? If so you are also a citizen of Routt County and as such you need to recognize and respect all our neighbors--after all County residents make up 50% of the population and have no say in this decision. It seems totally disingenuous that some business owners in the URA boundry employee from outside the city limits yet want to do financial harm to those same employees. The long term consequences of our important relationship with the County if this URA is approved is unimaginable. We might as well kiss the joint safety center in west Steamboat goodbye if this Council chooses to be so short sighted!
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