The first two guys are frequent flyers who have continuously and consistently disagreed with the city on a couple of issues: Online petitioning and dark skies.
Now addressing other members: Several of you opted out of GARE (equity) training and didn't go to the listening session on racism. You've never spoken up for ppl of color.
Says Nagle's rhetoric is often found in white nationalist circles; compares it to statement like All Lives Matter.
Audience breaks into applause and Mayor Weaver cuts them off again. "That is not OK. We need a safe space for everyone."
This will apparently be the Nagle/snow thread.
Freezing temps fore and aft complicated our response, Cowern says.
"This is understandably frustrating, but our plows do not make snow go away. They just moved the snow, and there have to be decisions about where it gets moved."
No residential streets plowed in first 4 days. Every asset was on main arterials and other priority areas.
Storm will cost city $400,000. ~$1.8M in 2019 on snow and ice control. The most in a long time. "We'll be fortunate if we can cover that in the transportation fund."
FIELD TRIP TO GO SEE THE GIANT SNOW PILE!!
But not every bus stop is accounted for.
But the "biggest" ones, the city makes efforts, he said.
Cowern: Yes, some of them are managed by RTD, biz, property owners. We have explored that; we'd be up for exploring it more.
Someone else answering this from staff. Some are cleared at "high-traffic" bus stops or other "critical" areas.
There are "tens of thousands" of access points in the city, Cowern says.
The end of a sentence has never been more highly anticipated.
Did not know that was official policy but OK. Not too insane in a sunny place like CO, but as Weaver says, with climate change, is that going to be good enough?
What does a plow truck cost, Weaver asks. And how much does it cost to operate, per truck, on average?
An open comment discussion hasn't gone this late in awhile.
Someone from the audience yells out "that's racism."
Talking about Frederick Olmsted's city planning and the intent to keep out residents of color from buying homes here.
But, again, I might have missed it. It was a lot to type very quickly.
Sometimes I think I've chosen the wrong career.