A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING
By Max R. Weller
See Boulder to submit Xcel separation plan to PUC rather than appeal ruling from the Daily Camera. My comment online following the story is copied here:
City of Boulder, while bent over and being spanked: “Please, Judge LaBuda and PUC and FERC, may we have another?”
I enjoyed the most restful sleep I’ve had in a long time last night. Peace and quiet outdoors is likely the reason for it. Such quality sleep would NOT have been possible in either Boulder Shelter for the Homeless or BOHO, crammed together with noisy, filthy transients from Denver and elsewhere, who reek of body/foot odor and flatulence and who also tend to roam around at all hours of the night. My best guess is that only 1/3 of them are homeless residents of Boulder County, so why are they allowed to consume local resources month after month? Give ’em each the $5 bus ticket on RTD back to Denver, along with a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bottle of water to-go.
Have a good trip, and don’t come back!
BTW, fares on RTD will soon be going up, again. If Boulder wants to be seen as a “progressive” city, why not adopt the FARE-FREE policy of the Cache Valley Transit District in and around Logan, UT? This could apply to bus trips within Boulder itself, at least. Eliminate the farce of riders, a lot of them transients, pretending to be disabled in some way that entitles them to a half-price fare; even mental illness qualifies, no matter if you’re able-bodied. As the link to CVTD explains, FARE-FREE has many advantages which would dovetail with Boulder’s progressive aspirations.
King Soopers used to be a lot better, when their deli offered BIG ham or turkey subs, Nathan’s hot dogs, and discounted chef-prepared individual meals from the previous day. That all went away many moons ago. Now, they’ve rearranged the merchandise on their aisles so that even longtime shoppers like me are LOST. The manager must be an idiot; folks who patronize King Soopers aren’t looking for Whole Foods!
Another round of snow coming this weekend. Would it do any good to inform those in charge of snow removal here in Boulder ahead of time?
(Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera 2013)