4 sure. It's not a great stroke of genius.
Posted 9 July 2008, 9:28 a.m.
There are many people with integrity that meet those qualifications. And put Alan on the ballot. He may meet the quaifications you list above, but the integrity part...?
And you forgot a really important one: To carry out the wishes of the community (via Council) who he works for.
If we had a mayor, it isn't up to Council to fire or re-hire them, it's up the majority. Not such a radical idea, really.
Posted 8 July 2008, 2:57 p.m.
From the IronHorse to affordable housing to the Parks and Rec Department's rally for their own Rec Center to the schools... Lanning operates under his own agenda with no tact and makes no bones about it. He doesn't give any credence to the City taxpayer surveys that say what the constituents want or not; and he pick and chooses cafeteria style what Council member(s) and public policies he wants to follow. He is not the Mayor, but he certainly acts like he thinks he is.
He needs to go.
Maybe we should get around to electing a Mayor? Maybe that would add a little more accountability to the whole equation.
Posted 8 July 2008, 1:25 p.m.
Let's put the UGB proposal(s) to a vote so we ("I think" Lewi) no longer have to speculate IF the community supports it....?
Posted 1 July 2008, 10:53 p.m.
Can Mainstreet show us the money? Give us the facts and figures that correlate their activities to generated revenues?
And if their efforts and activities are so vital to these revenues, shouldn't/wouldn't the downtown businesses sponsor that, not taxpayers? Do the businesses really need a special events coordinator to organize their sidewalk sales?. The businesses would forget without the Mainstreet folks? Come on. I'm not sure that Towney's or Barnett's salaries are warranted, if they draw one. What is the Chamber doing?
Why is it that "Mainstreet decided not to go through with a vote on a business improvement district this year...and that money would have paid for improvements downtown. Voters narrowly rejected such a district through a mail-in ballot last fall."
I like tourists and recognize that we are a touist town. All the more reason NOT TO keep ignoring the white elephant in the room the Highway that is Lincoln Ave.
What ColoradoNative said:
Posted 10 June 2008, 8:09 a.m.
If I knew who you were and ran for Mayor (which we really do need, if nothing else to stop all of the studies and monies constantly going out of town to consultants...), I'd vote for you! And not just cause I'm a native too...
We need a bypass or Lincoln Ave. will always be a Highway.
Let the businesses give the Mainstreet group the $100k if they think it is warranted. I haven't heard any good ideas from them or their consultant about what to do with "Mainstreet".
Give the 100K to Fred Duckels to manage a (local) Civil and Traffic Engineering group for a Bypass Alternative Study!! That would be the only study worth something to Steamboat. Get that implemented and then re-plan Lincoln Ave.
Not the cart before the horse status quo.
Posted 9 June 2008, 3:32 p.m.
what skitownpuppet said...
Posted 5 June 2008, 8:39 a.m.
The only way Lincoln Ave will ever be pedestrian friendly is to divert cars off of it. I like the idea of making both Lincoln and Oak one way and make it all a cohesive pedestrian corridor and create a "main street" feel with paving, lighting, street furniture:etc. Basic principals I'm sure the consultants are aware of.
And the great benefit of a bi-pass to downtown in diverting "traffic" (people using Lincoln to get to and from the ends of town whose destination is not downtown) away from Lincoln between 3rd to 11th Ave is to further encourage it's pedestrianization. That wouldn't hurt the downtown businesses. Many of the times I'm using Lincoln, I don't stop downtown.
Posted 15 May 2008, 8:17 a.m.
Maybe you need something stronger than home grown - and, OK, maybe you are right. Not a total democracy, yet. Funny about "step away from the slpif", and loved the 9" nails utube, too. Had to listen twice and crank it up, even. Thanks!
700 and Ironhorse should go to referendum, if anything just so these projects aren't accused of dirty politics for the rest of our lives. It's not micro-managing Council. There are allot of different viewpoints and I don't think Council has a clear idea of what is wanted and needed by our citizens. That way, they'd know. And Triple Crown, too, if the city allocates any $$ to fields for them. Nothing to fear if we are really sure TC is a desirable guest to most.
Posted 28 April 2008, 6:19 p.m.
Your right!! Better stop voting all together and go back to the monarchy and dynasties! If they say yes, let's just put the Bush's and Clinton's in charge forever.
Posted 28 April 2008, 4:10 p.m.
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