In this installment, we pick up in early 2009 after apparent local political burnout – or so I thought. The previous two years were hectic, to say the least. Output increased in quantity and quality, both in the written and spoken word. By the end of ’08 I had gone back to one of my first loves: aviation. But staying away from local politics was apparently not in the cards. 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 →
As usual, there will be four positions up for reelection, including: MayorDennis Coombs At-Large/Mayor Pro-Tem Gabe Santos At-Large Councilmember Alex Sammoury Ward 2 Councilmember Katie Witt Continue reading →
The following was sent to the Times-Call for publication, they refused to run it for reasons unknown at the time of this posting. I ran the subject matter by a few random people, all were outraged and asked why they hadn’t heard about it. I wasn’t going to write about it as it’s old news to me, but apparently unknown by most. I assume the Times-Call isn’t running it because of the subject matter, but they’ve been running some pretty screwy Open Forum letters lately, so that can’t totally be it. I also assume this is something plenty of people in Longmont, while disturbed by it, would find interesting – dare I say newsworthy. 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.