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Commission votes, mayor gloats

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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As predicted by many, the two-member Independent Ethics Commission cleared Mayor Lionel Rivera of any violation of the city Code of Ethics, as alleged in the complaint filed by Ron Johnson. The report is carefully crafted, fair, judicious and as complete and accurate as it could be, given the limited scope of the inquiry. As […]

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Mason, Berlin not interviewed by ethics commission

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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As of early this morning, the Independent Ethics Commission had yet to release the results of their investigation into alleged conflicts of interest involving Mayor Lionel Rivera. We don’t know who the ethics commission interviewed during their investigation, or whether they made use of their notably weak powers of subpoena. As we pointed out when […]

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USOC, LandCo blank city in doubleheader

Friday, July 31, 2009

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Finally playing two long-postponed games, the Colorado Springs nine failed to score a single run during 18 innings, playing both LandCo and the USOC at Imaginary Field in downtown Colorado Springs. While most pundits gave the nod to the powerful USOC team, the Springs had been expected to dispose of LandCo fairly easily. Since the […]

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Groucho, Karl and the USOC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”- Karl Marx Last week, councilmember Jerry Heimlicher vowed loudly and publicly that, joined by a majority of his colleagues, he would insist that council be updated on the USOC deal in open session. That didn’t happen.  Yesterday during the informal City Council meeting, avisibly chastened Heimlicher made only […]

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USOC/LandCo/City circus ending?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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This morning’s joint press release from the USOC and LandCo, announcing that they have “resolved all disputes relating to the USOC and LandCo’s relationship as part of the project to retain the USOC in Colorado Springs” almost certainly signals that a similar resolution between the city and LandCo is in the offing. So here’s the question: […]

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City terminates LandCo deal

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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The withdrawal notice from the city to its erstwhile partners in the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters deal, LandCo and the USOC itself, gives a preview of the defense that Colorado Springs will offer to the lawsuit LandCo filed against it and the USOC. The USOC withdrew from the Economic Development Agreement last month. The city seems to be following a […]

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Come clean, Mr. Mayor

Friday, May 8, 2009

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The ethics complaint filed May 4 against Mayor Lionel Rivera by the Ron Johnson, CEO of Central Bancorp,  makes serious allegations against the mayor, to which he ought to respond swiftly, openly and honestly. Johnson complaint alleges, among other things, that “The Mayor has and continues to negotiate on behalf of the City with parties […]

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Let the games end!

Friday, March 13, 2009

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The U.S. Olympic Committee/city/LandCo drama continues, with no end in sight – or if there is, the principal players aren’t talking.  We don’t know whether the Mayor Lionel Rivera’s clandestine fundraising campaign to prop up the deal continues (to read the letter in its entirety, click here), or whether the USA Boxing still wants a $3 […]

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