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In addition to Brown, the city has also hired Blakely + Company and InterMountain Public Affairs to handle community relations and marketing for the project.
Did the City Council hire these folks or did the city manager's office hire these folks with or without consulting the city council? Who does this?
Why not sell the property to a private business or non profit to operate?
Which department in the city government is responsible to negotiate all the city's projects and cover all the pertinent details prior to letting the project out to bid?
I think the Ski Corp. does care about Seniors. They are a viable base business to the Ski Corp. As with many "base business customers" in a business the provider always searches for ways to raise the gross margin of those customers. Just don't push too far! I guess I do understand that if you have a season pass at Steamboat you have acknowledged that you are not really going anywhere else to ski due to proximity of other Ski areas. Just too far to go. I know no competition.
What I find puzzling is that the Ski Corp. has not offered any plans or at least communicated any plans to help bring folks to Steamboat via the airline program without a tax help. And year round! Of course Steamboat is not Vail, that is why we are in Steamboat and not Vail. But the Ski Corp. should be offering real deals to bring folks here without tax help. Is it that Intrawest does not have any money or the marketing folks are just not that astute. Steamboat is a great mountain and normally the snow is exceptional. It is widely touted so why can't the Ski Corp. make it more viable. What could the Ski Corp. do to bring more folks to Steamboat to ski from Denver, so their numbers increased and they do not rely on the Seniors and town folk and raise lift ticket prices every year? About time they answer.
Do you realize you are digging a hole for yourselves by calling the panel a citizens panel by not having at least 50% regular citizens not business or civic leaders? Your actions of late re interactions with the regular citizen taxpayers are trending toward a very low ebb. (Remember the police report issue) Angst so early in your term as a city council does not speak well for your reputations. Consider taking another look at it. It just makes sense! Why go through this with so many issues?
Steamboat Springs — A group of resort leaders is working to ensure that future visitors approaching the base of Mount Werner experience a strong sense of having arrived in Steamboat Springs, both in practical and aesthetic terms.
Does this sound like a marketing discussion at a college campus? Why wouldn't the Ski Resort pay for this marketing effort?
Maybe I am missing something. If the Ski Resort wants more snowmaking or better marketing as folks drive up to the Ski Resort isn't the Ski Resort responsible to pay for this? Why not? Other than local taxes the Ski Resort is not responsible to pay for schools, so what is the problem?
How does one actually determine if the money dedicated to the winter flights much less the summer flights is truly worth the money being spent? Should we stop funding it one year and see? Are there other resorts who do not spend the money Steamboat spends? What are other resorts doing differently that Steamboat is not doing? A large amount of tax dollars, we should be very careful. Why isn't the Ski Resort paying all the funds themselves? I know the quick answer tourist dollars in the city. How can one legitimately reconcile this?
With the presumption the interim city manager has the ability to bring the city staff up to a quality staff, then a first indication that Gary should be seriously considered for the next city manager, is how fast can this quality upgrade be done or the replacement of staff who do not meet the quality requirements. Either staff performs given the correct direction (or quickly train them if that is the issue) or replace them.
This staff upgrade concern will demonstrate how valuable Gary can be to Steamboat.
I hope the committee endorses a robust Junior Golf Program for ages 12-18 years and a First Tee Program. A First Tee Program helps develop character attributes in young folks through the game of Golf. A Junior Golf Program continues development after First Tee putting in practice on the golf course with real responsible competition teaching our children and supervising adults how to treat each other.
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