"Put the mayor in charge of Utilities".... YIKES, no way!!! In that case, maybe Denver isn't a great role model after all. It wouldn't work with our Mayor for sure. Nobody that wins a political popularity contest is likely to have the experience or skill necessary to be in charge of a large, four service Municipal Utility like we have, in the way that Bach likes to be "in charge". The lack of respect or cooperation some perceive between Bach and the Council is an exercise of balance of power and Council's unwillingness to be bullied, in most cases. I say, bravo to that!
There is a natural enemy.
It is common for cities and counties to adequately fund a local economic development organization that works to enhance their local economy. Does our city need to continue funding for a political action committee with no record of significance either in attracting major firms or creating jobs? Or should those funds be escrowed toward a date when a professional economic development organization can be set up? We have questions if you have time for answers. About 13 minutes.
Interesting comment, Mr. K. I've long considered the powers that be in the Springs to be self-serving opportunists in conservative clothing. Consider, for example, the good "limited government" game they talk, while presiding over the most federally dependent city in the nation. They'll gladly cut everybody else's programs ... Just don't touch theirs. This egotism presents a major impediment to good governance because in reality, far too many of the participants are not in it to serve the greater good, but to build their reputations. True collaboration requires a true willingness to press the pause button on our own self-interests long enough to fully and openly listen to, and consider another's views. Is that ever in play in the Springs?
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