Fissinger lied about Benker’s anti-LifeBridge involvement

No one likes a liar.  I know, we almost expect it from politicians, but still.
Back on June 25, 2009 in a Times-Call op-ed, City Council at-large candidate Kaye Fissinger said this: No council member organized, directed or actively participated in this effort.” The effort she speaks of is the petition drive in 2007 to overturn the annexation of the LifeBridge/Union property east of Longmont.  The same one we’re mired in an endless amount of losing litigation over.  One of Longmont Advocate’s contributors, Nicolle Pratt, wrote an excellent piece about this worth reading to refresh your memory.
A photograph of Ms. Benker in What’s In It For Longmont‘s HQ was part of Ms. Pratt’s story, but was forcefully yanked down after one of her supporters demanded it be removed.  Well, the following email is proof enough of Ms. Benker’s more than idle involvement in that sordid affair that almost tore this community in half.  I wonder if this email was sent to the city’s server as mandated by state Open Records law.
Subject: Fwd: [prospectcommunity] Sign petition?
(UPDATE) Date: Tue Sept 11 2007 3:33 pm  (How nice, let’s all spend 9/11 trying to kick a church out of town)
Hi all,
If anyone is interested in signing the citizen petition to put the Union annexation to a vote of Longmont residents, I will be on my porch this Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a petition.
Karen Benker
(UPDATE) Date: Wed Sept 12, 2007 9:31 pm

I forgot to include my address when I sent out the first email. Sorry about that.
This Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 at 1919 Andrew Alden Street you can sign the annexation petition to put the issue to a vote.
I have two lions (that look like collies) on my front porch.
So, here we have a sitting councilmember, Karen Benker, who lost this annexation vote 1-6, actively participating in this petition drive to undo the vote of a super-majority on council.  I’m not sure if there was any lawbreaking involved there, but it sure seems pretty unethical, and one heck of a conflict of interest.

And we also have a council candidate, Kaye Fissinger, who’s a regular agitator at the podium during council meetings, telling an outright lie in an op-ed in the Times-Call.  Ms. Fissinger was one of the main ringleaders of this anti-LifeBridge, anti-church, pro-hate operation and recent uncovered emails between these two people (along with that banned photograph) show they are partners in crime, so to speak.

It’s hysterical looking back at the comments by these two over the last couple of years about LIFT, and that people may be doing shady things behind the scenes to corrupt local politics and win elections.   


Lady’s and gentlemen – I bring you truly what is “Wrong with Longmont” (hence the site name).  They are the corruptocrats, they are the secret handshake committee out to get their political enemies, they skirt our laws and ethical standards.  They are everything they seek to rid the city of.  Come Election Day, get rid of them.

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Chris is the editor/publisher of LightningRod Blog - as well as founder/editor of Wrongmont, Longmont Advocate, Vote!Longmont, Longmont Politics, the LightningRod Radio Network, as well as being the original Longmont Examiner. Chris is a writer and talker - whether it be blogs, podcasts, music, or public speaking. When he's not heard on Air Traffic radio, he can be heard on his podcasts or seen in the local paper causing trouble.

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