Letter: Council, where’s my $1M contract? | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Council, where’s my $1M contract?

Instead of hiring three full-time officers for foot patrol, why not contract with Colorado Mountain College and create a student police officer program in synchronization with CMC’s law enforcement study programs?

This would allow the CMC students to be deputized for part-time summer work wearing GWS police uniforms while the student/officers ride mountain bikes with only cell phones and pepper spray and patrol all of the sidewalks and pathways of GWS.

Furthermore, the 2016 budget does not fund the Downtown Development Authority to hire me as an independent economic development consultant to begin the process of financing, engineering and constructing my proposal for a 20-block toll road that will bypass the downtown core, to be funded by the DDA issuing tax-exempt, limited obligation, toll-road revenue bonds.

The initial funds needed to hire me, bond counsel, special tax-counsel and engineers is $1 million. I suggest this could be funded as a loan from cash reserves to the DDA with the condition the $1 million will be repaid by the DDA with the DDA issuance of bond anticipation notes within 18 months.

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