Sunday, July 29, 2007
Planners initially figured 500 solo drivers would pay tolls during the average weekday rush hour and that the operation would bring in $80,000 a month after the first few months.
But since January, morning rush hour has seen a daily average of between 1,425 and 1,861 solo drivers per month. Averages in the evening are similar. The total number of paying customers has ranged from roughly 72,000 to 90,000 a month.
The take for the Colorado Department of Transportation: between $144,216 and $181,917 in monthly toll revenue.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
The Cambridge Park Homeowners Association, which represents owners of 107 patio homes, doesn't agree with Hammer's perspective.
On Wednesday night, the association's board met to hear her response to its notice of noncompliance. The board took no action, and board members refused to comment.
The board was minus one member: Hammer's husband, Doug, a board member who did not participate in the meeting but supports her.
The association board notified Beth Hammer in an April 24 letter that the flag display is against federal flag code and is in violation of the association's "patriotic and political expression policy."
The letter gave her a week to right the flag or face fines that appear to range from $25 to $500.
"Living in a community association offers many advantages to the homeowner, but at the same time, imposes some restrictions," said the letter signed by association manager Melissa Keithly.
"These restrictions are not meant as an inconvenience or an invasion of your freedom, but rather as a means of maintaining harmony in your community," the letter continued.