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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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USOC a done deal?

Friday, August 7, 2009

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Last night’s “town hall” meeting, wherein the hapless public was invited to come to City Hall at 7 p.m. and comment about the U.S. Olympic Committee deal, had all the elements of Kabuki theater. Councilmembers (excluding Messrs. Glenn and Heimlicher) drifted slowly to the dais and, stone faced, took their seats. The mayor opened the meeting […]

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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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No ‘poena’ in subpoena

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Last Friday, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission asked Central Bancorp CEO Ron Johnson to provide a list of all individuals whom he believes possess relevant information about the conflict of interest allegations that Johnson has made concerning Mayor Lionel Rivera. In a reply dated June 19, consisting of 15 rambling pages of often-turgid prose, […]

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Ray Marshall (doesn’t) take the stand

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Time/date: 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 14 Place: El Paso County Courthouse, Judge Ronald Crowder’s chambers The event: The long-delayed trial of Case # 08CV3286, North County Land LLC et al v. Mason Investments III LLC et al. Defendants and plaintiffs in attendance: Jack Mason and two lawyers. Ray Marshall, five lawyers, and a paralegal. Interested […]

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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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