You don’t have to take my word for it, but newly elected Polly Christensen – who’s now earned the moniker “Polly Progressive” (hat tip The Coyote) – easily has had the worst start of any Longmont city councilmember. And that’s saying something considering Sean McCoy once sat on that council. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on, with links and tweets galore. But first, this awesome YouTube video: Continue reading
It’s a good time to be selling your home in Longmont. It’s not such a good time to be a buyer unless money is not an issue. Thanks to progressive policies in the past, homes are less affordable for those that need affordable housing. Even though this entry is titled “Progressive policy failures…”, it’s actually working as intended. Continue reading
With the unanimous approval by Longmont City Council of the new FBO (Fixed Based Operator) at Vance Brand Airport, the future of the airport becomes that much more secure, probably to the chagrin of those that have endlessly tried to undermine the airport for the last 20 years. Continue reading
Life is good, especially when you flush out those that never should have been part of your daily existence. This includes former friends, political enemies, and even some that may be political allies. The offers and requests for getting back into, or remaining in, the political game haven’t slowed, but my response has been the same: no thanks. Like I said, life is good. Continue reading
The following appeared in the October 23, 2012 Times-Call. It was written by four Longmont City Councilmembers speaking for themselves as private citizens. They raise some good questions, questions I’d like OHOFOL and Food & Water Watch to answer, publicly. -CRod
The problem with ballot issues is all too often they are narrowly drafted, poorly researched and leave a boatload of unintended consequences.
The problem is compounded when ballot measures are placed in the city charter, rather than in ordinance, because once the unintended consequences are realized they can only be fixed or repaired through successive elections rather than council action. City Council can amend an ordinance; only voters can change something in the charter.
Interesting that the notoriously left-wing Denver Post in an Aug. 1 editorial has sided with the state on oil & gas drilling …
The anti-frackers exaggerated fears for our cities.
It seems a foolish play for Longmont’s anti-frackers to have a total fracking ban placed on the ballot this November.
First, they are showing their hand too early with this petition drive. If I were city council and staff, I’d emphasize that a painstaking effort has taken place for months to come up with a compromise that best serves Longmont. Working issues are still on the table. Continue reading
At the same time people were complaining about political maneuvers our state House and Senate were making at the deadline of the legislative session, our own Mayor Dennis Coombs pulled a maneuver I had never seen at a council meeting. Continue reading
Longmont has seen some classic fearmongering campaigns from liberal activists in recent years – the assaults against LifeBridge, HeavenFest, and Airport Runway Extension to name a few – but the latest anti-fracking paranoia from ROAR (Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas Regulation) has sunk to the point of out bottom-feeding them all. Continue reading