More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled.
The parks department removed trash cans last week, replacing them with signs urging users to pack out their own litter.
Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own lawn mowers to local green spaces, because parks workers will mow them only once every two weeks. If that.
Water cutbacks mean most parks will be dead, brown turf by July; the flower and fertilizer budget is zero.
There are two things at work here. First and most obvious, the public "managers" are sending the middle-finger signal to the taxpayers. You can see that clearly by the removal of the trashcans from the park.
Streetlights? Be serious: that's not a loss.
The cops will have to do without a helicopter. Gracious!! No flowers!! No water!! Here's the "return to nature" that the Left has been screaming about, and now they suddenly don't like it?
As to reduced cop-shop: buy guns and ammo. You'd be surprised how polite folks will be when faced with the muzzle of a .45 (or even 9mm.)
Now Colorado Springs can re-open their "public servants" hiring and dump the unions. Let's see how many folks apply.
There will be plenty, I can assure you.