Leftwing political committee scrambles to “fix” campaign report

Within about 12 hours of this blog’s reporting of Moving Longmont Forward‘s questionable campaign report and $1,500 contribution by big labor organization AFSCME, their registered agent Teresa Lichti had to scramble to the Longmont City Clerk’s office to amend their report.  Although this was reported as a violation of the LFCPA, it appears the presumption of innocence might be overplayed when there should be a question of honesty. Continue reading

Lie manufacturing, and confused councilmembers

I have to believe that the Screwball Left here in Longmont must scratch their collective heads and wonder why council members that they go after don’t address their nonsense?  They throw one charge after another, none seem to stick, and they’re basically ignored by the grown-ups in the city.  Example:  Longmont City Council member Gabe Santos and his connections with former Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  The end result: two convincing victories – by Gabe Santos. Continue reading

Turning campaign laws into a political weapon

Have our municipal elections in Longmont suddenly become so corrupt and rotten that we need a draconian version of the already confusing state and federal fair campaign laws to bludgeon our neighbors over the head with, in case they step out of line? I don’t think so. But that’s what the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act seems to be turning into – just another political weapon. Continue reading

Levisons “Chicago” moment

The June 8, 2010 Longmont City Council meeting might turn out to be one of the more dissected, now and in the future.  This is Part 3 (of hopefully 3) of what occurred that night, this time it’s the Sarah Levison Show.  She had a “Chicago” moment.  Not the city, the band.  Remember the song that had the line “hard for me to say I’m sorry“?  Switch the word hard with impossible. Continue reading

Local angle on potential national bombshell

That ever so subtle whiff of possible felonious activity you may or not be aware of at President Obama‘s cabinet level is also something addressed at the local level in Longmont.  The current Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act has a provision for “encouraging withdrawal from a campaign“.  The federal version is an impeachable offense and could land one in prison, the local version carries the highest penalty ($499) of any any offense in the ordinance. Continue reading

Councilwoman’s lack of decorum at council meeting unprofessional

The May 18 Longmont City Council meeting was embarrassing.   I suggest every resident slog through the video of it to see what is wrong with government.   To be fair, it was mostly just one person, Councilwoman Sarah Levison, whose actions and demeanor were about the worst I’ve seen in all the years I’ve watched these sessions.   Continue reading

Tantrums as a tactic

(Subheading: At-large and not in charge) The May 18, 2010 Longmont City Council meeting was excruciating and embarrassing.  I suggest every citizen slog through the video of it, either online or from the library, for examples of what is wrong with government.  To be fair to members of council, it was mostly just one person.  No, not the screaming from the podium during Public Invited To Be Heard, as bad as that was.  It was Councilmember Sarah Levison’s actions and demeanor, which was about the worst I’ve ever seen in all the years I’ve watched these sessions – and that’s saying a lot.   Continue reading

Suggested changes to Longmont’s campaign law

This coming Tuesday May 18th, the Longmont City Council will once again consider changes to the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act (LFCPA).  Here are the suggestions I sent them:
Mayor Baum and members of council,
Unless the council is interested in one sweeping vote to get rid of the LFCPA completely, or accept all of the advised changes from the Election Committee in one vote – I recommend you make individual motions and votes on each recommended change.  Think of it as your own little “line item veto”. Continue reading