Michael Bird

Michael Bird 8 hours ago on Our view: Free enterprise — up in smoke

Anyone remember the " Last Laugh Bar " located in the old Sidestep ? City denied John's application. CO Supreme Court overruled City of SS. Basically, as I remember, guidelines couldn't be written that can be enforced. Laws are too nebulous for approving or denying most liquor license applications. Legally, aren't we in the same position with MJ retail stores. Are there any MJ appeals pending ?

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Michael Bird 4 days, 11 hours ago on It's unclear what will be released from investigator's report

When the investigation is completed, who determines what will be released ? Hinsvark ? Gills ? City Council ? Will we have 100% transparency ? If not, isn't the belief of a cover up if all isn't provided enough to stop running up investigative expenses now ? Kliebler's letter still hasn't been made public even though many have read it but shouldn't the public have access to it ? Releasing costs to date is separate from releasing investigative data so I see no reason not to tell us the costs to date. I do agree investigative info should only be released once the investigation is complete but then all info should be made public.

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Michael Bird 6 days, 10 hours ago on The next stop: Steamboat City Council weighs future of bus service

Too many times, I have seen empty or almost empty ( 1 rider) on a bus during non-ski season times. For low ridership routes, could we not offer taxi rides ? We pay for the bus operation anyway. Coupons could be given and submitted to the City by Alpine Taxi for reimbursement.for example. A study on each route showing ridership could determine on which route this would save money. With no expense for the bus because of suspended operations, the savings could be substantial.

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Michael Bird 2 weeks, 2 days ago on City outlines potential timeline for downtown improvements

Scott W, You misunderstand. There is no problem. We installed a new sidewalk and we paid for its installation. The problem is the City told us we had to and did so why didn't all have to? Again, there was no development.

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Michael Bird 2 weeks, 3 days ago on City outlines potential timeline for downtown improvements

I wonder if we who paid 100% to install required sidewalks as per the City will receive refunds ?? And I am not talking about new developments were sidewalks are required as part of the project.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Community members: In support of URA, TIF

Colin, After owning two downtown com'l buildings with partners and paying for maintaining (Lincoln) and for the installation of a new sidewalk ( Oak ), how about pushing for the owners to step up and pay as we did instead of using the public trough. What about personal responsibility ? You say nobody wants busted up sidewalks. If that weren't true, there wouldn't be any as they would have been repaired/installed long ago. Even Mainstreet was not willing to back a plan for their members to pay for sidewalk installation in the frontof their buildings.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Community members: In support of URA, TIF

John, Or how about requiring com'l property owners to install sidewalks as the City did to us as well as our Oak St neighbors.? No, we were not new development. ( 5th to 4th ). Let's make enforcement equal.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Driving without the pump

Our AT&T plan is $160.00 monthly for 4 smart phones so the Leaf lease is less than $160.00 ? Isn't the 38 cents a day to operate this vehicle actually only the "fuel" cost and not the actual cost ? The actual cost includes much more and is much higher thasn 38 cents daily. I applaud the use of alternative vehicles but do also appreciate factual information.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 4 days ago on Proposed school construction could exceed $100 million for Steamboat Springs School District

With minor modifications probably necessary, couldn't we use the existing plans of recently constructed school buildings ? Potentially this could save us an immense amount.

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