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Hente, Martin speak out on strong mayor proposal

Monday, October 4, 2010

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Incumbent City Council members Jan Martin and Scott Hente have penned a letter in opposition to Issue 300, which would alter the city’s form of government and allow a “strong mayor.” They make some good points, including that many problems of city government have been the result of antic voter decisions, including TABOR and restricted-use revenue […]

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Leigh gets rolled

Monday, February 15, 2010

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In response to pressure from Mayor Lionel Rivera and councilmember Darryl Glenn, real estate broker/announced mayoral candidate Tim Leigh resigned from the Memorial Hospital Commission last Friday. Here’s the text of Leigh’s resignation letter to Council. “Dear Mr. Mayor and council members, I took 2 phone calls on Friday; one from Mayor Rivera and one […]

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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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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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