Monday, February 01, 2010

But Surely The Ponies Can't Be Far Behind

Denver Post (01.31.10), via Eschaton:
"This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric.

More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet.

Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

"The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled."

There's a bunch of other stuff Colorado Springs can't afford anymore. No trash cans, can't mow or water the parks anymore, no more flowers, recreation centers, pools and museums are closing, no more bus service evenings and weekends, no more street paving, four libraries closed and hours cut at the ones that are still open.

And the fun's just begun!

The city's gonna turn into a stinking piss-hole, but at least the taxes are lower.



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