Scott Hente 
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Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

I too, along with my wife and fellow Councilmember Val Snider, evacuated/fled/drove like Hell at about 4:45. At the time I was surprised how fast we got east of I-25 but in reflection I think we missed the bulk of the traffic by a mere few minutes. And we left when a fire engine pulled up close to our house at the top of Mountain Shadows and the fire Lieutenant got out of the truck, pointed his finger at me, and yelled "MR. HENTE: LEAVE!"

That being said, I think the part of Mayor Suther's comments with regards to the multi-jurisdictional response protecting homes and setting up fire lines is very accurate. I was fortunate enough to go back into the neighborhood at about 10:00 that night and saw first hand the heroism and dedication of hundreds of fire fighters, police officers, CSU employees, etc. that prevented the loss and devastation from being much worse than it was.

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Posted by Scott Hente on 06/26/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

"Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate"

No, not really.

Right now there seems to be a much bigger conversation in the graduate community about combing the CEO positions for the Endowment organization and the Association of Graduates. Most grads I've spoken to aren't really making this that big a deal. She seems to be highly qualified and and a very successful fellow graduate. Let's leave it at that.

Best of luck in the new job Gen Goodwin!

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Posted by Scott Hente on 04/04/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Pam,

Just a small criticism: if you are going to talk about a flyover (or non-flyover) of F-16s, then the picture of a jet should be an F-16

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Posted by Scott Hente on 12/07/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Pale, male and stale

As a former "old guy" who served on Council, I have a little bit of perspective on this. I completely agree with John's comments here but it is very hard to recruit women, or minorities, or young adults to serve in elected office when the demands are so great and the rewards are so little.

And it's not just elected office - the City sometimes has a hard time achieving a diverse mix on many of its Boards and Commissions. Several years ago, we on Council were called out (almost to the point of being labeled racist) for not appointing any minorities to one high-profile Board. But not one minority member of the Community had even applied for the Board position.

Over the ten years I spent on Council, I spoke to many individuals with a widely divergent mix of ages, ethnicity, and gender and encouraged them to run for Council. More times than not, I was told, "I can't afford the time away from my real job". And since Council only pays a very minor stipend, it is a sacrifice that most people can't make.

We do need a more diverse group of elected officials. But until we can adequately compensate them for the time they will have to invest in the job, we will be stuck where we are now.

Scott Hente

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Posted by Scott Hente on 02/25/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “City attorney: On the run and winning awards

This is no surprise - Wynetta is a true professional who knows and understands municipal law, land use issues, and home rule authority more than anyone.

I personally valued her sage advice and counsel on numerous occasions.

Congratulations to her on this well deserved honor.

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Posted by Scott Hente on 12/10/2014 at 6:29 PM

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