John St Pierre

Steamboat

John St Pierre 3 months, 1 week ago on Our View: It’s time to revive housing conversation

There was once another major newspaper in Colorado.... the Rocky Mtn News... on its front page was the motto... "tis a privilidge to live in Colorado"..... I think it say sit all....

Its not a right... its a decision made to reside..with that decision comes the responsibilty of how to..... ASpen and Vail were featured in the article about how they work on the affordable housing.... what they did not diclose was how they do it by shifting down valley.... here that would be Hayden.. or Oakcreek/Phippsburg and Yampa.....

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John St Pierre 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: A separate government from the city

Am I imagining things??? I thought the city manager was an EMPLOYEE of the city run by the ELECTED council memebers serving at their whim.... over the last several months one has to wonder who is running who???

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John St Pierre 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Housing forum keynote speaker shares affordable project experience

As a member of Gov Lamm's "Affordable Housing" task force back in the 70's dealing with this and housing issues associated with the now never held Olympics.... nothing has changed actually....
The basic issue is wages verses the market... as long as people are willing to play $1000 a week for rentals... hourly workers cannot afford to compete..... the best resolution is employers being required to provide housing for their employee's....
Currently we all pay thru county services or local government.... providing or subsidizing housing which as you see in the article many communities presently do....

The closest resolution is actually Habitat for Humanity...however without the city waiving all its fee's including water and sewer...these are priced out of the market also.....

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John St Pierre 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Meglen: Restoring Republic

we should all rememeber the famed words of Tip O'neil..... "all politics are local" this was essentially a major screw up by a guy who forgot who put him in office and grew to big for his own britches...... not taking care of the people in the district he represented...

Thi is being jumped on and blown out of proportion by both sides now...... but I would suspect that the GOP had better get its at together.... as its not the battles that count... but the WAR!!

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John St Pierre 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: Reisman to restaurateurs: ‘Clean up’

Not to mention crossing the bridge from the parking lot across the river....

wonder what kind of free "tab's" some people are getting to push this no parking concept......

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John St Pierre 3 months, 4 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: Reisman to restaurateurs: ‘Clean up’

parking at Howlsen???? guess he has not been there during softball season/triple crown..... what parking ???? not to mention there is no lighting on the bike or bridge path....

Last night for example from 6 to 10 the parking lot was filled ... so where would the bar/restaurants goers park then????? What happens when Rodeo starts????

What a complete disconnect... here's better question... why wasnt E-3 or any of the restaurants required to provide parking for their employees or customers???like most towns and cities have...... for that matter look at Casey's Pond.... does anyone really think that it was an accident or oversight that there is no place to park???? every rule it seems is selectively enforced nowadays.... maybe we should charging a fee for every space not provided....

Its a business decision to where to locate your operation... part of that is the consideration of how your customers will get to you... you know that old concept= Location, Location, Location.... so why is the city even dealing with this ????? Let the free market work it out!!!!

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John St Pierre 4 months ago on For rent by owner: How technology and familarity are changing the vacation rental landscape

If the City is licensing a housing unit for short term rental why is it not consisdered "commercial" which means the city shoul inspect them as it does commercial properties.... If the city is going to collect a fee it should also provide as service for that fee ...insuring that the unit is safe to occupy.... fire alarms, adequate parking and all the other requirements....

Lets not also forget this little piece of law that came into play of this year:

aEmphasiss of Jan 1 a percentage of ANY "rental property" is now required to meet ADA standards by Federal Law... that means any single family home that is for rent..... Recent changes to the DOJ regulations (which became effective on March 15) are intended to bring additional clarity to ADA application to timeshares, condo-hotels and other hybrids. A more detailed definition states that a place of lodging is a facility that provides guest rooms for sleeping for stays that are primarily short-term in nature (generally 30 days or less) where the occupant does not have the right to return to a specific room or unit after the conclusion of the stay. In order to be considered a place of lodging, a facility also needs to provide guest rooms under conditions and with amenities similar to a hotel, motel, or inn.Strong

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