Tag Archives: Boulder City Council

Colorado [Travesty of Compassion] Day

Remember: Boulder nonprofits in recent years have spent $24.5M to house just 115 homeless individuals, many from elsewhere in the country, and another $4M on the new OUR Center in Longmont. HUNDREDS of men and women are still on the streets!

I suggest giving the homeless shelter / services industry a lump of coal:

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— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council, Longmont Mayor and City Council.)

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Free vasectomies for homeless men: wise public policy

Not surprisingly, the Boulder County homeless shelter / services industry (their creed is More Homeless People =More Money) won’t touch this idea with the proverbial ten-foot pole. I guess they’re content with generations to come struggling in poverty and homelessness, as long as it presents the opportunity to appeal for more funding from both public and private sources.

There is no end in sight, with the current approach being promoted by the do-gooders.

— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council, Longmont Mayor and City Council.)

Who you callin’ a fascist, Dickie boy?

Honestly, shouldn’t all reasonably objective Americans be far more concerned about the evil portent of Chicago-style ballot shenanigans in Florida and elsewhere? BTW, this has nothing at all to do with Russians; it’s entirely a form of homegrown corruption, long embraced by Democrats more than Republicans, simply because they have been in charge on the local level more often.

I always chuckle at one of these self-righteous letters from anyone in Boulder, CO. This is a city with a political structure built to ensure almost exclusive control for one party (albeit unnamed officially); all city council members are elected at-large, the council chooses a mayor behind closed doors rather than the voters at the polls, and apparatchiks wield the real power — all council members’ self-serving posturing aside.

Hmmm . . . I might get a letter-to-the-editor of the Daily Camera out of Comrade Regan’s Far Left screed.

Thanks, Dickie!

— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council.)

$2,200 Tiny Houses in Seattle

So much more cost-effective than the Boulder, CO homeless shelter / services industry concept of expensive apartments to house a tiny fraction of homeless men and women in need.

For the $24.5M spent in recent years to house only 115 homeless individuals, tiny houses @ $2,200 each could have put EVERYBODY under a roof surrounded by four walls, warm and secure!

WTF? When will the powers-that-be in Boulder wake up? Is the struggle against homelessness about finding real, innovative solutions or just making grand gestures so we can Feel Good about ourselves (while most homeless people remain on the streets)?

— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council.)

What are they proving?

Candles? Burn those in any enclosed area, like a tent or a trailer, you could die from carbon monoxide poisoning, and it’s happened right here in Boulder, CO.

Besides, putting 40 at-risk youth in apartments costing $300K each in the Attention Homes 1440 Pine project will leave perhaps ten times that number still on the streets in Boulder County. WTF? It’s a travesty of compassion, and a bonanza for contractors and investors.

— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council.)

See the Washington Post article on Tiny Houses around the country:

No, you won’t see anything about Boulder, CO!

Apparently, the powers-that-be in this city are enthralled with hugely expensive housing projects to benefit relatively few homeless men and women, while leaving hundreds more on the streets. And the local homeless shelter / services industry is absolutely corrupt, living by the creed: More Homeless People = More Money.

— MRW

(E-mailed to Boulder City Council.)

E-mail sent to new member of Boulder City Council

This goes to show that even I can write a politely-worded missive on a subject I feel so strongly about . . .