Mayor Coombs, who proclaims himself the “Mayor for everybody” on his website, apparently doesn’t think too highly of a fairly substantial segment of Longmont residents.
I always get a chuckle when one of the lefty screwballs in the area point out that I used to run this or that website, as if I’m ashamed of it. (Hint: I’m not). I even point out over there in the upper right-hand corner all of the former sites I’ve run throughout the years. I’m glad to see the entries from those sites still get traffic.
Some may assume I had to change site names for one reason or another, that I had to dupe readers into thinking they were reading some new site from some new guy. Of course the flaw in that logic is I sign my real name to all of the entries on those sites. I changed site names over the years partly out of boredom, short attention span, strategy, whatever. Continue reading
Ya know, was going to avoid the political ramifications of the Longmont Flood of 2013, but here goes anyway:
This is probably a once in a lifetime event for most, and a historic, while tragic, event for Longmont to be sure. Many people are suffering, many more are unsure of what’s going on and how bad things are – or aren’t. We are a city of nearly 90,000 people and are in the news all over the world because of the little creek that could (St. Vrain River), and did. Continue reading
Randal O’Toole of the Independence Institute confirms what we’ve known all along–that forced affordable housing programs don’t work and amount to government engineering of local real estate markets.
Fortunately, Longmont City Council under Mayor Bryan Baum repealed its Inclusionary Zoning ordinance in 2011. But in true far-left fashion, the city of Boulder continues its affordable housing program at an outlandish 20% mandate to builders.
The unsurprising failure of Denver’s ‘affordable housing’ ordinance
By Randal O’Toole
Denver’s urban-growth boundary has made housing expensive. More than a decade ago, the city blamed “failure by the private market to produce enough affordable housing” (see p. 5). To fix this “failure,” the city required developers to build “affordable housing.” Now, the city admits that this ordinance is a failure. Continue reading
When you anti-frackers are getting together for your coffee klatches, or door-to-door activities to annoy your neighbors, keep in mind you are in interesting company: enviro-terrorists, Saudi princes, and those that fund the most rabid anti-American forces on the planet. Continue reading