Add to this that the Mayor is outsourcing city jobs to low paid contractors...putting people OUT of work instead of creating the jobs he promised when he took office. Don't try to bring this up on Facebook page though because he'll delete it and then ban you from posting. He did it to me...apparently, he doesn't like negative criticism, in which case, he shouldn't be in politics.
"wont" is a word, but I don't think it's the word the headline writer meant.
and Huffman didn't mean "myself" either, he meant "my wife and me." He seems fond of cliches, too.
Beedy meant "than" rather than "then." She also meant "tongue IN cheek," not tongue AND cheek (she might have been thinking of "tongue in groove"). Or maybe those were errors of the writer/copy editor.
"Ken Lewis called it quits"- makes it sound like he was totally exhausted, fed up and frustrated working with junk and weeds. Perhaps more appropriate wording would be that he retired to his "ranch" after his years of employment with city government.
Salary and benefits paid out to civil servants is generally quite generous and he will be quite happy as a "gentleman rancher". He performed his job in a professional manner and when I met him about a year ago he seemed relaxed, was casually dressed and had no indications of being a put-upon, underpaid burnout as the paragraph above might insinuate!
I also asked my friends in the ‘Know’ about Mr. Reid as sheriff candidate, it turns out Mr. Reid is quite highly respected as leader and professional in emergency operations and services. I found he is very highly regarded as an honest straight shooter. I have signed up as a supporter on Mr. Reid’s website. Mr. Reid please email me and let me know how I can be of service to you in your campaign for Sheriff.
Mr. Bensberg, THANK YOU for your service to our community, and enduring some voters wrath especially when they use fake names.
I also became aware that Miss Sarah Jack a respected, highly regarded long time successful republican Campaign Manager is the Evans/Elder’s Campaign Manager. Miss Jack, is rumored to be an item with highly respected, regarded and effective State Representative Mr. Bob Gardner (District 20).
I would hope with the position and status Mr. Gardner and Miss Jack hold in the community, they would not be willingly associated with the Evans/Elder grand deception.
The striking irony is the Evans/Elder Duo are running for the position of Sheriff. A position of high integrity and honesty. These two do not fit there, and please look into this further (Indy).
I have to say, I am getting very intrigued by this thread. So, I started talking to some dear friends in the ‘Know’ to get some background about this Race. Apparently it starts with Mr. Todd Evans (currently the Police Chief for the City of Fountain), He ran against Sheriff Maketa in 2012. Evans dropped out of the Race citing health reason (usually political speak for ‘I don't want to get my Butt kicked). Evans recruits Mr. Bill Elder to run as the front man for Sheriff in 2014, because he Evans bowed out in 2012. The ‘Talk’ is with folks in the ‘Know’ is Evans will be Elder’s Undersheriff for one Term, and then he Evans will run for Sheriff. A grand deception apparently engineered by Evans and Elder, but really Evans is in-charge.
I also visited Mr. Elder’s web site (Not impressive) looking at the supporters list. I did not find Mr. Patrick Pine nor Mr. Mark Brown whom have been posting on this Thread/Blog.
I also did a special search on the internet. My conclusion is they are fake names, a cover for a very deceptive effort on behalf of the Evans/Elder campaign for sheriff.
If you read the text of the ballot measure you will see that it says nothing about how the money will be spent.
It is, in essence, a billion dollar blank check. That you will continue to write every year, year after year, regardless of result, as this tax effort has no expiration date.
I also wanted to point out that Mr. Reid is wearing a nice "El Paso County" shirt that he wears for his $115,000 job with the county. I sure hope he wasn't doing this interview with Ms. Zubeck on County time, and my tax dollar!
Are these comments made by the same JIM BENSBERG featured here?
What is your play here sir? I suspect it's just more of the usual cronyism, mismanagement and controversy commonly played by and facilitated inside El Paso County... you people should be ashamed of the way you swap jobs as your term limits hit so you can keep working on my dime, you play dirty pool (just read this article about how one elected official handles business) when you don't like the way things are reported and here, you clearly have some hidden agenda that permits you to endorse someone who is not even remotely qualified for the office... but hey, look back at the rest of your voting record. Don't you have another election to loose?
Daycare should not be a taxpayer-funded program.
2 NO votes from our household.
Let PERA fund its own miserable retirement account, not from the taxpayers.
I'm glad you asked that question, Roland. Having worked with both Sheriff Maketa and Commander Reid, I believe I have a unique perspective on the job. The Sheriff's duties comprise much, much more than traditional law enforcement. Reid is a leader, and leadership is the most important quality I look for so that we can continue the programs Maketa has implemented in El Paso County. I hope you agree.
As someone who has followed elections for decades, I always like to know why candidates are running for the positions that they choose. I find it intriguing that Mr. Reid is running for Sheriff, just months after "quitting" his job at the Sheriff's Office, then accepting another position within the county.
Mr. Bernson, I was intrigued by your comments, so I looked up Mr. Reid’s website. Impressive credentials, I will vote for Mr. Reid. I am including the web link for your convenience http://www.jimreidforsheriff.com/
They need to raise it to 2 billion. There is never enough funding for education. Although we spend more than any other country in the world on each student, just a few billion more should do the trick...
It'll get our votes.
The opponents call everything overreach; ignore their whining.
Mr. Bensberg...... You and I have agreed on many things over the years. I am just curious as to why you would support a candidate for sheriff of this great county that has no actual Law Enforcement experience?
I think Jim would brings another dynamic to the Sheriffs Office besides law enforcement. With his vast knowledgement in the fire service and homeland security among other things he could bring more understanding from the top law enforcement officer in the County when it comes to dealing with large scale events as we have had in the past several years.
Reid is right - he's "the guy," the right choice to succeed Sheriff Maketa!
Hey Jarred shouldnt you remind the Mayor of that fact.
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