Another land use controversy. Vague laws and arbitrary decisions by County Commissioners are hurting everyone... Not only the neighbors but also the businesses. This sort of problem occurs because we don't have good planning and zoning, which means we don't have predictability. For anyone. This must change now. As Northern Colorado continues to grow, this type of conflict will only get more common. Citizens should not have to resort to
Contract for Weld County Jail addition awarded to Roche Constructors The Board of County Commissioners meeting this morning was an interesting view of your County government in action. As you may be aware, the Weld BOCC had approved the construction of a much needed addition to the County jail, a project that will finally cost around $45 million. Of course, they staff issued a RFP, and several companies responded with
We'd like to offer a warm welcome to our newest follower, Mr. JD Key. We are flattered that Mr. Key, who we do not know, but who is working on Commissioner Steve Moreno’s campaign against Sandi Elder, has decided to join our community. We do have a question about the role that Martin Marietta may be playing since we know that another political consultant, Sean Walsh, was at the Weld
A STUDY IN CONTRASTS: INTEGRITY Despite his petition SNAFU, Walker Stapleton made the Republican primary ballot, apparently because of the honesty and integrity that were demonstrated by his willingness to acknowledge that his signature gatherers were likely not legal. Excerpts from the Complete Colorado article: “Retaining my integrity is more important to me than any title,” he (Stapleton) said. “I have to look my kids in the eye. It was
As most of you know by now, we wound up dismissing our complaint against the Finn signature collecting team. While it's clear that as much as 80% of Finn's signatures were not valid, based on our own analysis as well as the implications of Walker Stapleton's decision to pull his petition that was collected by the same folks, the simple truth is that we didn't get it done in time.
People United for Responsible Government Two important developments in the Finn petition saga. First, we have learned that despite Mr. Finn's claims, he used the exact same individuals to collect his signatures that were used by Walker Stapleton. Finn used the following folks to gather 80% of his signatures: Brandon Westbrook 133 signatures Robert Davenport 110 signatures Carven Exantus 212 signatures Patricio Carlos Diaz 267 signatures Jay Hudson Harmon 545
Some Comments About Rules... And Residency Dave Kisker People United for Responsible Government Today has been an interesting one in the world of Colorado politics. We learned that Walker Stapleton has withdrawn his petition to get onto the ballot for the Governor race. Apparently he felt that the Colorado law that requires the signature gatherers to be residents of our state superseded the "victory at any cost" that guides so
Barker confirms paying Commissioner Cozad ethics fees 4/9/18 Greeley People United for Responsible Government Today, at the Board of County Commissioner meeting, County Attorney Bruce Barker confirmed to a Weld County citizen that the County is, in fact, paying Commissioner Cozad's ethics defense legal fees, and that he will be representing her from this point forward. We have very strong reservations about sticking the County taxpayers with this cost. You
WELD COUNTY TAXPAYERS NOW DEFENDING COZAD ETHICS COMPLAINT People United for Responsible Government We have just learned that Commissioner Julie Cozad has now dropped her private attorney who had been representing her in the ethics complaint that is now pending before the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission. Instead, Cozad will be represented by County Attorney Bruce Barker. This means that unless Barker is not accepting his salary during the time he
IS AUDIT RESPONSE REALLY DISAPPOINTING? Dave Kisker, People United for Responsible Government Yesterday, the Greeley Tribune printed a Staff Editorial about the BOCC and Clerk and Recorder audits, and, in particular, what they feel is an inadequate response. However, the question is whether there is really a mystery about the response, especially in the case of the CCR. In fact, in a previous article in the Trib, the reporter acknowledged
Reminder: Charter Review Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 pm, Ault. http://www.townofault.org/vertical/sites/%7BD72CA9DC-C9D3-4886-BA1B-5A4CB6B9EFD1%7D/uploads/040418_Ault_Flier.jpg
The outfit that is doing these "investigations" in Denver is the same one that did the hatchet job on a Commissioner here in Weld County. Same problems. Not objective. Not fair. Not evidence - based "conclusions". https://dpo.st/2GR6EUc On legislative sexual harassment, time to investigate the investigatorsEver watch an episode of some crap show on Netflix and before you know it your whole weekend is blown? You’re blurry-eyed and wondering how
http://simplysherrie.com/three-weeks-into-charter-review-meetings-some-highs-some-lows/ Three weeks into Charter Review meetings: Some highs, some lowsGREELEY — We are three meetings into the Weld County Charter Review Committee, and as promised, I’ve either attended or listened to all three meetings. The Home Rule Charter Review Committee is a group of nine Weld County residents — Jackie Johnson (Greeley), chairwoman; Al Dominguez (Windsor)...
Weld County Planning Department Working to Revise Zone Districts At a Commissioner work session today, the County's Planning Dept. presented some ideas that would significantly alter some characteristics of the County’s land use procedures. Three primary proposals were made. 1. Combine the C-3 and C-4 commercial zone classifications 2. Combine the I-2 and I-3 industrial zone classifications 3. Develop a new, mixed use zone district that would include residential, agricultural,
Arrest Made Following Vehicle Pursuit On Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:25 am, Deputies with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office assisted La Salle Police Department with a pursuit. It was reported earlier that a white Cadillac Escalade failed to yield to Greeley Police Department on a traffic violation. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 85. The vehicle then made a U-turn approximately three miles