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We have a City Council fully intended to lead Steamboat. They run for that office, per Rob in today’s column, for commendable reasons. In your world these are self-annointed herders. Angry writing, Mark?
You post a constant stream of what the world should be. Mark, you often rank your opponents as fools. Arrogant enlightenment? Lighten up. Or look in the mirror.
If the risk was minimal, why did this industry exempted itself in 2005 from our Clean Water Act?
The problem with comparing ourselves with "other cities" is... they are not us. Generic is not the answer for Steamboat. Keeping this the most awesome place to live is far more complicated than Rob's preceeding column allows.
I'm not advocating more taxes or less taxes. Just be the smartest councilors you can be. I take it that Sonja and Cari were trying to be just that. The tax policy volunteers are worth listening to. "Behind closed doors" is counterproductive hyperbole, IMO.
Thanks Rob. I wish you Boyers all the best. No lack of beautiful country where you are headed.
I share the high opinion of Brent's work. The irony is I reached that opinion years ago while complaining about Rob's columns, during Rob's first tenure at the Pilot. My complaint was we needed better balance from the paper. Rob's columns were fine, but only if an offsetting progressive column was also published. To his credit, Brent agreed that might be possible, offering me the audition to be that other writer. He asked for 5 sample Lewi columns. How many editors would go there?
The first 3 were easy and fairly good. On the 4th and 5th I struggled, realizing the big difference between writing for pleasure and writing for work. I made a point to avoid cherry picking the easy talking points and give both sides a fair shake. I found that incredibly hard to do column after column and at the same time be truly interesting. So I had to beg off the opportunity/responsibility to write a column. The experience helped me appreciate Rob's work, and also that of the Pilot writers.
The Pilot, and we all, had it good with Brent as editor. Happy trails Brent!
As I understand it, any of these choices would next be on the November ballot to lock-in the new tax use for the longer term.
Thanks. Are you sure that special tax district is for Yampa St alone? I asked City staff about this after the Tuesday CC hearing and they still show a BID district of undefined size for ongoing maintenance of the Yampa St improvements and parks.
Hello Scott Ford,
Nice day! Enjoy yours!
In your observations of the meetings, did the CTAC speak to the funding sources needed to maintain these next accommodation tax improvements? CTAC recommended part of the accommodation tax should maintain the prior improvement, the golf course. But not these new projects?
A big thank you to our veterans!
Thanks for the good work in Steamboat, and best wishes in your Idaho endeavors.
Good comment Cresean. A minimum standard in mobile home HOA's would benefit everyone in them.
One local excavator wrote this comment to the Williams item:
"The fact of the matter is that we desperately need low cost housing in Steamboat irregardless of its location. In the past 3 years I have lost 3 employees because they moved to Hayden or Craig. The housing there was cheaper and the prices of gas prohibitive."
I support the mobile home park in this location, assuming wetlands mitigation is possible, and feel they should have sent this back for Planning Commission to try to shape a workable project. Low income housing should be a strong priority, particularly when delivered by the free market.
Scott, part of the discussion that night was our lack of other parcels zoned for mobile homes. They are reviewing the affordable housing goals and codes of the City, and added this topic to that agenda. There is a decent chance the AH codes will be repealed altogether, with 2 on Council already in support of repeal.
I tried to find a copy of the Sheriff's Oath a few weeks ago. It is referenced frequently by Sheriff Wiggins, and indirectly referenced in this lawsuit:
III. P ARTIES
1. The Sheriffs of 54 Colorado Counties
I could not find in the lawsuit where they base, "has the primary obligation to obey the Constitution of the United States of America...over any other purported enactment."
Can any one provide the Oath Wiggins is talking about?
This lawsuit is the crux of months of debate - the gun laws' constitutionality question.
Scott has actually read the lawsuit. And posted its link for you. So fellas, which is the more likely direction of Oz?
1) a continued interest in laughing at the guy smart enough to read the lawsuit.
2) reading the lawsuit and having your own opinion on of it.
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