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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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The new USOC deal in verse

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


As the new USOC deal, like some cawing raven of doom, figuratively flaps from one group of lawyers to another, from one dithering board to another, eventually to settle on city hall, what will we see? With yet more apologies to the restless spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, here’s what we may see. Once upon […]

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Now what, Mr. Mayor?

Friday, June 12, 2009


It’s not often that you have the privilege of witnessing history.  Today’s hearing of the city’s Independent Ethics Commission might, in retrospect, become a defining moment in the city’s history. After veteran Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer, who has practiced law in Colorado Springs for 45 years, made his presentation on behalf of his client, Central Bancorp […]

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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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