As loyal readers know, after nearly every election I write about what went down, occasionally with some behind-the-scenes info. Since I’ve now moved out of Longmont, alas, this will be the last. To the knuckleheads who think this or previous elections had anything to do with us moving, well, you’re a moron to think so. But I’ll get to that in another post. Continue reading
Great leaders as mayors are highly visible in times of crisis. The classic example was that of Rudy Giuliani with the 9/11 attacks. He served to calm and reassure New York City as well as the entire nation.
By comparison, Longmont mayor Dennis Coombs was not at all visible to the public for 2 1/2 days after the September flood. When he did appear via media, it was a hastily produced web video of little value.
I have no doubt that Dennis Coombs is a terrific restaurant owner, but he is a fish out of water serving in public office as mayor. Challenger Bryan Baum has always carried the presence and wisdom of a mayoral leader and is best suited to lead Longmont both in good times and in times of crisis.
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.
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
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