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.

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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
humanrightswatch
A strong majority of my members support laws that define traditional marriage, protect religious institutions and protect individuals from being forced to violate their personal moral values. However, my members also don’t condone discrimination.
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle • In a statement discussing why a bill which passed the Kansas House was unlikely to pass in the Senate. House Bill 2453, which essentially allows people to refuse service to same-sex couples on religious grounds, passed resoundingly in the House on Wednesday. The bill provoked a national outcry for its similarity to the infamous Jim Crow laws—be sure to check this Andrew Sullivan piece to get an idea of what’s at stake. (via shortformblog)

Love the quote. Can we make this work for everyone?

centerforinvestigativereporting
There’s just a mind-boggling amount of money per student that’s being spent on administration.

Andrew Gillen, senior researcher at American Institutes for Research. 

As the New England Center for Investigative Reporting reveals, the number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities vastly outpaced the growth in the number of students or faculty in the past 25 years. 

Read the full story. 

(via centerforinvestigativereporting)
It seems to me, however, from various indications, and from none more than the recent debates on Reform of Parliament, that both Conservatives and Liberals (if I may continue to call them what they still call themselves) have lost confidence in the political creeds which they nominally profess, while neither side appears to have made any progress in providing itself with a better. Yet such a better doctrine must be possible; not a mere compromise, by splitting the difference between the two, but something wider than either, which, in virtue of its superior comprehensiveness, might be adopted by either Liberal or Conservative without renouncing any thing which he really feels to be valuable in his own creed.
John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government, 1861