It was another one of those moments that scare the heck out of taxpayers. You know the kind, like the city can’t find $9,000 to put in a groundwater monitoring well below the Valmont dike dam to protect public health, but they can happily keep finding millions of dollars for the cost overruns occurring on the other side of the dam where all the waste is buried.
Well, it’s official. The city of Boulder is getting rid of the last few pay phones that still dot the Pearl Street Mall. Most of the city’s motive is pretty simple: The phones just aren’t used that much anymore because “everyone” has a cell phone.
To be honest, we were afraid that the debate might turn out to be more of a conversation among friends who just sort of disagree on a few things. We were worried for no reason. Elise Jones kicked the governor’s butt.
Apparently, state officials believe that counties, cities and even school districts have the right to be reimbursed when something of value is taken from them, whether it’s their health or the natural gas under their feet.