Good grief! how many major decisions have been made by city council the last 6+ years without knowing or understanding all the facts (i.e., the USOC debacle for one). Once the city found out that it couldn't sell Memorial outright and pocket the funds to do whatever they wanted with it (i.e., hopefully for capital improvements) then the whole process of leasing it should have just been stopped. What a mess!!!
"The city needs to buy 25 acres for a pump station, 29 acres for a permanent easement for the 66-inch pipeline, and 32 acres for a temporary construction easement."
If Ultra doesn't want to play ball and sell the land to the city (for a reasonable price), the city should just say to them - "heh, Ultra, you ever heard of eminent domain".
This land was annexed into the city so I think this would be quite legal to do.
"Local public body" means any board, committee, commission, authority, or other advisory, policy-making, rule-making, or formally constituted body of any political subdivision of the state and any public or private entity to which a political subdivision, or an official thereof, has delegated a governmental decision-making function but does not include persons on the administrative staff of the local public body.
I think the Mayor's presence at this meeting as someone who has a "governmental decision-making function" in this city, is "skirting" awfully close to meeting the criteria of having "three or more members of any local public body". He isn't administrative staff; he's executive staff, as the mayor.
"Developer Steve Schuck, meanwhile, is steering a private group of influence brokers in figuring out how to value the electric utility for a sale. The group, which includes Bach and Councilors Merv Bennett and Tim Leigh but is not sanctioned by the city, plans a meeting Thursday at Penrose Library. The public is not invited."
It would seem to me that having three members of our local governing body in attendance at this meeting would be in violation of the Colorado Sunshine Law, or at the very least a "conflict of interest" .
I believe this matter needs to be investigated quite a bit more. My youngest son, who didn't vote in the last election, received a notice in the mail that if he didn't sign it and send it in that he wouldn't be able to vote this spring; however, my oldest son did not receive this notice. More importantly, for the good of all county/city residents, I would like to see what law/rule/ordinance is on the books that denies a person the right to vote because he/she did not vote in the last election. For Ms Young to state "That's the way we've always done it", isn't acceptable. And to depend on the county to send over a list of "eligible" voters; well, that's like trusting the "fox in the henhouse".
So, why isn't this movie listed on their "showtimes" menu? When is it showing at the theater?
Amy Lathen has a degree in education? I'm sure she is one of those that advocate the "new math" in public schools; you know, that's where children are encouraged to use language and problem solving skills to find answers to problems. And the answers don't have to be exact.
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