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    Point being, really, is the fact that were the posters on this forum to get together and buy a block of real estate, tear down what was on it and plan to build an edifice as big and employing as many people, for whatever purpose other than a Grade School, we'd be shut down immediately by the City-County regional Building Inspector for not complying with code. You cannot even plan a building without providing a specific number of parking places based upon the type and square footage of a building.

    At least you and I can't . . . Apparently the Government is above us, which they actually proved when they built the Judicial building at 10th and Grand. Obviously they learned nothing when they did that. Because you can't find parking there within two blocks on a busy day.

    Of course, the above isn't considering the fact that we (the citizens) cannot afford such a monument to Posterity, no matter how earnest the County Commissioners seem to think they are. Cordova was on the TV news the other night explaining where the revenue to build it was going to come from . . Taxes they hope they'll collect in the future . . OK, but that's betting on the horse with a limp, based on the current economy and where it'll probably go, rather than where they'd like it to go . .
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    Bet you they will start buying up the property all around this new building, and force a few of the business owners to move.
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    The paper's article said the City Council told the County that "Parking wouldn't be a problem" . . .

    I'm going to assume that they meant the occupants of the new Judicial Building, and not the surrounding Property Owners, or the taxpayers who'll have to pay for the purchase of the King Lumber Block in all probability. And the block North of that . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by large View Post
    The paper's article said the City Council told the County that "Parking wouldn't be a problem" . . .
    Of course it won't be a problem for the employees, only for the taxpayers attempting to use the facility. Also the article alluded to building another city owned parking facility to be used for non public use as the other two boondoggle parking facilities are.

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    LOL! It's good to be a government employee.

    You can print all the "Reserved For Courthouse Employees" signs you want!

    You can jaywalk whenever you want and run out into the streets into traffic and expect cars to lock up their brakes since you're so special.

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    Default And now we have a candidate . .

    In this morning's paper, on page 5A, was a two column plus photo of our newest Candidate for County Commissioner . . one Epimenio "Eppie" Griego.

    He said he wanted to be the "First one out there campaigning for the job!" . .

    Notably, "Eppie" is a hard worker for the Pueblo County Democratic Party and enjoyed the company of both Sheriff Kirk Taylor and Abel Tapia at his announcement . .

    When asked about his employment, Greigo said that he and his wife have been "Foster Parents" for nearly 20 years . .

    Wouldn't you think being elected a County Commissioner with that sort of Vocation be viewed as a Conflict of Interest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by large View Post
    Wouldn't you think being elected a County Commissioner with that sort of Vocation be viewed as a Conflict of Interest?
    Why? Just four more years living off of the government teat. If this is the best the Dems can do then finally maybe some fiscal common sense can be brought to the Commissioners chamber.
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    Dunno . . I noted some very restless stirrings in Roselawn when I drove by there this afternoon . . .
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    About those "Stirrings" . . It may just be gophers . .

    But then, again, maybe not . . .
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    And now . . It's finally been revealed . . According to the Pueblo Chieftain's "Special Series" on the county's buildings and funding . .

    None of the three, Chostner, Nunez or Cordova, had a clue. Not about Money or much of anything else. During their tenure, they were, for the most part, incompetent.

    They just spent money, whether they had it or not, never checked , apparently, and if somebody told them they were broke, they never checked, just went and borrowed more . .

    John Cordova, the only one that's talking, has said as much. Chostner has "No Comment" and Nunez won't answer his telephone . .



    And of course, the "New Commissioners" have a couple hundred Million dollars of debt as an excuse for whatever they want to do, or not do . .

    A note to any taxpayer who's reading this . . All of the spending was done after the now retired County Commission asked for, and was given a "Time Out From TABOR" so they didn't have to account for their raise in spending or the tax obligations it created for Pueblo County.

    Scrood again . . !
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