Plans to tear down old Cole County jail and sheriff's house move forward April 16, 2014
My point was that Capitol Plaza has the largest facilities which is why they are booked. Truman Hotel cannot accommodate the size we need (although their food is better). Some hotels in this town are just hotels & don't have conference rooms. Capitol Plaza has remodeled their atrium & are planning to remodel their rooms & conference rooms. We need more than one facility that can handle large groups. I haven't been in Doubletree since they remodeled so I'm unsure of their facilities.
No, we are not St Louis & KC. That's not a news flash. If we want to improve our city, sitting around complaining wont change anything.
The train show was an example & youd be surprised how many folks have train hobbies. Capitol Plaza is booked more than u think. Our church had to bump a fundraiser we usually have there from March to May because they were booked. I'm aware there's not much else here, but we have to start somewhere. Chuck E Cheese is a rip off. I would rather see a Bonkers type facility. Most things are one day shows. People come for the show, eat a meal or two here & head home. I'm not talking about vacations here. I'm talking one or two day shows. Like craft shows, various hobbies, etc. We just need some folks with vision instead of all u "negative Nancy's" who hate the city & bash it every chance u get. Jeez!
JC needs a conference center. My husband & I just got back from St Louis at a large model train show. You wouldn't believe the people! And it was held in a large conference center. We need something larger in JC for venues that need more space. Shows like that would bring in $$ for the City. It's hard, if not impossible, to find adequate facilities here in JC. You can complain about the cost, but u have to spend $$ to make $$. I don't care about Adrian's Island, but you all are always complaining JC is going backward & yet when people try to do something to move the City forward, u complain. We are the Capital City. We host alot of events. We need nicer hotels & facilities to accommodate out of Towners. I live in JC & my husband works for the City...we support a conference center.
No, I'm not a City employee either. On a side note: we went to Tulsa, OK last summer...their roads were nothing to brag about and it's a much larger city than JC.
FYI -- for all you complainers..on the City's website, you can go to the Street Dept section and report pot holes or missing road signs. I've done that numerous times and with 2 days, it's fixed. You know, they can't be everywhere just like the police can't be everywhere. It takes everyone to make it a better place. As for sidewalks, I don't know of any city/town that has sidewalks everywhere...if there is one, let me know. And, we have sidewalks in areas and joggers still jog in the middle of the road. Improvements take time. And, even if we had great roads, sidewalks all over town, etc...is that what would keep Young Professionals here?? NO! They want stuff to do. I'm not trivializing the need for good roads or sidewalks in heavily traveled areas, but no city/town has everything. People live where they do for various reasons...some want big cities, some like quiet country towns. Some want low crime, great schools, nice parks, etc...some want more night life.
Last time I checked, we don't have a choice of who provides our electricity (Ameren) or water (MO American) either. So, what? We have to pay taxes too (no choice on that either). You have the choice of your location and you abide by the rules of that municipality. Wouldn't matter if you lived in a small town or a larger city like Columbia/St. Louis/KC. I've never heard one mention of who the "other" trash provider(s) might be from any of the Proponents of Prop A, the rates, etc.
I once heard a guy say, "the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but it may be because it's over a septic tank." Be careful what you wish for.
Razor: You said exactly what most of us are thinking...KUDOS!
I love the current trash service...we no longer have to drive to the nearest recycle bin and recycle our cardboards/newspapers, etc, we can put it all in our recycle bin and our trash in the other. We have a family of 5...we fill up our recycle bin much faster than our trash bin. We save gas and time. $45 for 3 months is cheap compared to what the folks in the county pay ($70+ for 3 months) and they don't have the option of the recycle bin. And, my kids are learning to recycle and care for the environment.
My husband & I are voting NO on Prop A. Everytime Jeff City takes a step in the right direction, all the naysayers gotta complain...There's no excuse for not recycling now unless you are just L-A-Z-Y!
When it comes to children, parents/adults need to use common sense. The same parents that don't put life jackets on their children, probably don't buckle them up in the vehicle either. I'm truly sorry that this family is experiencing this tragedy and I cannot imagine losing my child and spouse.
We shouldn't have to make laws to force parents to think about their child's safety. The sad part is that even with laws, some people just don't care or want to be bothered with it. I have a 10 year old, an 8 year old, and a 5 year old and they aren't even allowed to swim in anything other than a pool at this time. If they go on a boat ride or fishing, they have to wear life jackets.
I used to be a lifeguard and one thing they taught us was that "even a good swimmer can drown".
I say Build it and provide some much needed injection of jobs into our economy! While I hate the fact of a rate increase as much as anyone else...look at it this way, they'll increase the rates anyway whether they build or not. May as well look to the future and get another power plant, good paying jobs, etc.
Prices are going to increase for everything regardless. Food prices, gas prices, etc. Everything is going up. Just so long as they decide to build it and not do the increase and then not build it.
JC...you do understand that weather such as cold/heat and the chemicals they throw down plus the blades of the plows cause the potholes, right? You can get online on JC's website and tell them where there are pot holes and they will come and fill them. Why would they fix the roads now with winter still underway?
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