Just a citizen, ratepayer, and voter.
The place sucks!
Pam, "Those who supported the Community Focus Fund" is a different subject. I don't think those funds were touched.
"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!
I would like to know the cost of a non-LEED fire station so we know what premium we really paid, and the payback period. If more than 5 - 8 years, then it is a bad investment.
Who cares what Tim Leigh thinks. Not me.
Why would the Mayor want to build a visitors' center for the AFA when the AFA was talking about building one with their Obama money a couple years ago? Strange. I wonder if the Mayor told the AFA "don't worry about it, I will take care of it" or if he hasn't spoken with the AFA about it yet (along with many others)?
A Smart Mayor would already realize that his vision is not shared by the majority of the citizens he supposedly represents, and that he is wasting his time. The vote will prove it.
Would have been appropriate if he would have worked with the citizens and City Council to come-up with better ideas to pursue the grant money. He just doesn't work that way unfortunately, as has been proven time and time again. I am ready to see the end of the so called Strong Mayor regime, and the beginning of us finding a Smart Mayor.
The Mayor and his helper should not be hiring or be involved in the hiring process of any professional positions for the City. They do not know what they are doing! Ignorance is bliss.
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