They had 5th & 6th Grade Passes to get us hooked on skiing and riding. How about a 30+ Pass to get us hooked on this? :D
Opening days are fast approaching. If you’ve never tried mountain biking from a chair lift, you are missing out on an exciting Colorado experience. For details, see below.
Treste Bike / Winter Park (Opens June 16)
Vail (Opens this weekend and daily from June 13)
Breckenridge (Opens June 13)
Keystone (Opens June 13)

They had 5th & 6th Grade Passes to get us hooked on skiing and riding. How about a 30+ Pass to get us hooked on this? :D

Opening days are fast approaching. If you’ve never tried mountain biking from a chair lift, you are missing out on an exciting Colorado experience. For details, see below.

Treste Bike / Winter Park (Opens June 16)

Vail (Opens this weekend and daily from June 13)

Breckenridge (Opens June 13)

Keystone (Opens June 13)

Safe to Reintegrate?
Larimer County Community Corrections (LCCC) is nationally recognized as an innovative reintegration program. However, two recent events and some program residents raise a few concerns.
On May 15, 2014, the LCCC released a “Sexually Violent Predator” with “a high risk of re-offending” into our community.
A large percentage of sex offenders located within a 5-mile radius of the LCCC show LCCC as their address (2255 Midpoint Dr). Many of those residents originally resided in the Denver-area and regions outside of Larimer County. This information may be reviewed using SOTAR, an offender search database. 
Early this week, an “adult male still sought by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reportedly approached and grabbed a 10-year-old boy on the playground near Campion Academy, 300 42nd St. SW in Loveland.”
With these facts in mind, do you believe LCCC programs require additional public scrutiny?

Safe to Reintegrate?

Larimer County Community Corrections (LCCC) is nationally recognized as an innovative reintegration program. However, two recent events and some program residents raise a few concerns.

  • On May 15, 2014, the LCCC released a “Sexually Violent Predator” with “a high risk of re-offending” into our community.
  • A large percentage of sex offenders located within a 5-mile radius of the LCCC show LCCC as their address (2255 Midpoint Dr). Many of those residents originally resided in the Denver-area and regions outside of Larimer County. This information may be reviewed using SOTAR, an offender search database. 
  • Early this week, an “adult male still sought by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reportedly approached and grabbed a 10-year-old boy on the playground near Campion Academy, 300 42nd St. SW in Loveland.”

With these facts in mind, do you believe LCCC programs require additional public scrutiny?

Additional $14,971,725 proposed to support Downtown through 25 potential expenditures. No investments in Harmony Corridor businesses and the money’s too tight to spend on safe routes to parks and schools for children in the southeast. Do you have any thoughts to contribute through the Fort Collins Budget Survey?

image

The following is a list of proposed additions to the 2015-2016 Fort Collins Budget. Each item is listed under its category in the following format: Offer Number, Offer Title, 2015 Cost, 2016 Cost. You can read descriptions and participate in the survey at http://www.fcgov.com/citymanager/budget.php

Community & Neighborhood Liveability

17.1, KFCG Green Street Implementation Project, $330,000, $500,000

Culture & Recreation

12.3, 1.0 FTE - Gallery Coordinator, Community Creative Center (Carnegie), $58,704, $59,665

12.4, 0.75 FTE - Education/Outreach Program (Lincoln Center), $69,930, $71,249

12.5, Museum Marketing and Client Services Support, $94,000, $94,000

12.7, 0.5 FTE - Financial Coordinator (Museum), $38,692, $39,626

12.8, KFCG Opportunity Program/Fund (Museum), $75,000, $75,000

12.9, Replace Performance Hall Seats (Lincoln Center), $0, $375,000

12.11, Digital Teleconferencing & Audio Support (Lincoln Center), $101,500, 0

12.12, Fort Collins Music & Film Festival, $0, $150,000

12.13, 0.5 FTE - Graphics Specialist (Cultural Services), $37,153, $38,056

21.1, Poudre River Downtown Project, $1,500,000, $1,520,000

160.2, Downtown Parks Shop Design and Funding, $500,000, $500,000

Economic Health

46.6, KFCG Block 33 Redevelopment Plan, $50,000, $0

Economic Health

63.2, Civic Center Parking Structure Major Maintenance, $242,000, $270,050

63.3, Old Town Parking Structure Major Maintenance, $100,000, $100,000

63.5, Pay Machine and Move Booth, $60,000, $0

63.6, 1.0 FTE - Program Manager, On-Street Pay Parking, $750,000, $100,000

63.7, KFCG Large Vehicle Parking, $1,500,000, $0

63.8, KFCG Old Town Parking Structure Major Maintenance, $202,500, $214,600

73.2, GID Old Town Square Renovations, $1,000,000, $0

75.1, Partnership for a New Downtown Plan, $125,000, $75,000

144.1, Parking Capacity Model, $45,000, $10,000

Transportation

1.18, Mason Street Enhancement, $500,000, $3,000,000

1.19, Linden Street (Walnut to Jefferson), $300,000, $0

High Performing Government

118.8,Oak Street Bathroom Renovations, $20,000, $80,000

Participate in the survey is for the 2015-2016 Budget. There is line item to add bus service to the southeast. Other than that, there are very few items that directly address issues in our area. In the survey, you may vote for five items and against five items under each of seven categories. You may also submit personal comments and suggestions for all seven categories. The survey is available through Monday, June 30th.
Below are some items that may not directly relate, but could partially relate to SE issues. 
TRANSPORTATION
KFCG Added Service to Harmony Park and RideBus service, hopefully to address some of the parking issues but there will be the question of hours of operation.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Grade Separated CrossingsA preliminary process in this project would be to identify the best locations based on criteria including: high density of bicyclists and pedestrians, safety, cost, and feasibility. Does not specifically address crossing of the Harmony Corridor but you may use the comments section.
KFCG FC Bikes to DiamondWith safe routes to parks and schools in the southeast specifically listed as an area needing improvement, this potentially benefits our area. Read the 2013 Bicycle Friendly Community Feedback Report.
Harmony Park and Ride Regional MatchMaintenance and ammenities including restrooms.
Annexed Roads Improvement ProgramPotentially has some impact on streets such as Kechter.
KFCG 2.0 FTE - New South East Fixed Route ServiceProvides services to the Provincetown, Stanton Creek, Trilby Heights, Britney Knolls, Huntington Hills, Paragon Point, Southridge, Stanton Creek, Skyview, Miramont, Oakridge, Fossil Creek, and other neighborhoods.
CULTURE AND RECREATION
Trees along Paved Recreational TrailsThis offer would fund the placement of about 125 trees along the Poudre Trail west of Taft Hill Road, the Spring Creek Trail near Prospect Road, the Rendezvous Trail, Fossil Creek Trail east and west of College Avenue, and the Shields Trail to Trilby Road. Does not include trees on Power Trail, to address high exposure there.
KFCG Southeast Community ParkKFCG funds for neighborhood parks that have not been built yet will be used to fund one-time equipment costs for Southeast Community Park, $116,000 will be spent in late 2015 and $114,000 in 2016. Additionally, $90,000 of KFCG reserves will be used in 2016.
1.0 FTE - Crew Chief and Southeast Community Park Start-Up CostsA Crew Chief available early in the last year of construction to evaluate various aspects of the construction from a maintenance perspective has helped with proper completion of facilities and construction punch lists. This offer is requesting a Crew Chief be hired at the beginning of 2016 to assist with this process.
SAFE COMMUNITY
Safe Routes to School Strategic Traffic Infrastructure ProgramDoes not address the issues in SE but you can use the comments section for suggestions.

Participate in the survey is for the 2015-2016 Budget. There is line item to add bus service to the southeast. Other than that, there are very few items that directly address issues in our area. In the survey, you may vote for five items and against five items under each of seven categories. You may also submit personal comments and suggestions for all seven categories. The survey is available through Monday, June 30th.

Below are some items that may not directly relate, but could partially relate to SE issues. 

TRANSPORTATION

KFCG Added Service to Harmony Park and Ride
Bus service, hopefully to address some of the parking issues but there will be the question of hours of operation.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Grade Separated Crossings
A preliminary process in this project would be to identify the best locations based on criteria including: high density of bicyclists and pedestrians, safety, cost, and feasibility. Does not specifically address crossing of the Harmony Corridor but you may use the comments section.

KFCG FC Bikes to Diamond
With safe routes to parks and schools in the southeast specifically listed as an area needing improvement, this potentially benefits our area. Read the 2013 Bicycle Friendly Community Feedback Report.

Harmony Park and Ride Regional Match
Maintenance and ammenities including restrooms.

Annexed Roads Improvement Program
Potentially has some impact on streets such as Kechter.

KFCG 2.0 FTE - New South East Fixed Route Service
Provides services to the Provincetown, Stanton Creek, Trilby Heights, Britney Knolls, Huntington Hills, Paragon Point, Southridge, Stanton Creek, Skyview, Miramont, Oakridge, Fossil Creek, and other neighborhoods.

CULTURE AND RECREATION

Trees along Paved Recreational Trails
This offer would fund the placement of about 125 trees along the Poudre Trail west of Taft Hill Road, the Spring Creek Trail near Prospect Road, the Rendezvous Trail, Fossil Creek Trail east and west of College Avenue, and the Shields Trail to Trilby Road. Does not include trees on Power Trail, to address high exposure there.

KFCG Southeast Community Park
KFCG funds for neighborhood parks that have not been built yet will be used to fund one-time equipment costs for Southeast Community Park, $116,000 will be spent in late 2015 and $114,000 in 2016. Additionally, $90,000 of KFCG reserves will be used in 2016.

1.0 FTE - Crew Chief and Southeast Community Park Start-Up Costs
A Crew Chief available early in the last year of construction to evaluate various aspects of the construction from a maintenance perspective has helped with proper completion of facilities and construction punch lists. This offer is requesting a Crew Chief be hired at the beginning of 2016 to assist with this process.

SAFE COMMUNITY

Safe Routes to School Strategic Traffic Infrastructure Program
Does not address the issues in SE but you can use the comments section for suggestions.

Per a story in today’s Coloradoan, “Holter’s solution, a vision shared by many in the swimming community, is another EPIC-like recreation center to ease the burden on EPIC and Mulberry Pool while providing high school and club teams with equal access.”
Despite a high community interest in a leisure pool and/or lap lanes at the proposed Southeast Recreation and Arts Center, council appears to be leaning towards not including facilities for water activities. You may view the October 29, 2013 council discussions online.
Additional information is available, relating to the Southeast Recreation and Arts Center. This page gives you an option to sign up for email alerts and includes a form to submit comments.
Consider sending your comments to cityleaders@fcgov.com if you’d like the city council to know your views.

Per a story in today’s Coloradoan, “Holter’s solution, a vision shared by many in the swimming community, is another EPIC-like recreation center to ease the burden on EPIC and Mulberry Pool while providing high school and club teams with equal access.”

Despite a high community interest in a leisure pool and/or lap lanes at the proposed Southeast Recreation and Arts Center, council appears to be leaning towards not including facilities for water activities. You may view the October 29, 2013 council discussions online.

Additional information is available, relating to the Southeast Recreation and Arts Center. This page gives you an option to sign up for email alerts and includes a form to submit comments.

Consider sending your comments to cityleaders@fcgov.com if you’d like the city council to know your views.

opensecretsdc

opensecretsdc:

NPR investigated the reasons many Americans never get a meeting with members of Congress - and came up with the most successful strategies for getting face time with your rep.
See the data they cite: http://bit.ly/1jvmzci
the rights and interests of every or any person are only secure from being disregarded when the person interested is himself able, and habitually disposed to stand up for them
John Stuart Mill, Considerations of Representative Government, 1861
Leaving things to the government, like leaving them to Providence, is synonymous with caring nothing about them, and accepting their results, when disagreeable, as visitations of nature.
John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government, 1861