“It’s going to be drinking out of a firehose for the first six months,” outgoing Councilwoman Barb Cleland told the new members, adding that it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences
Director Tom Tobiassen. Douglas County has not updated their Aurora vote tallies since Nov. 8
We’re hopeful that the five newly elected and returning members of city council got the message from voters that the issues regarding safe families, safe environment and sane regulations are now critically important to all Aurora residents. They certainly were important to a majority of city voters this week
The new wave of city and school board candidates are arguably much more progressive than the have been previously, offering a distinct and contrasting change from past local elections. These two slates of candidates have pulled incumbent conservatives to the left, as well, something reflected in their newer positions on some past conservative touchstones
“May I be so bold to suggest that the basis of the CORA law in Colorado is open access to documents?” Richardson said at the recent meeting at Meadow Hills Golf Course. “It is not supposed to be a minefield in the redaction game; chutes and ladders, OK? … God help any other citizen in this city who tries to go the CORA route.”
The Democrat was first elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1992, followed by three subsequent re-elections. He served two terms in the state senate from 2000 to 2009.
“Aurora’s elected officials have granted themselves a generous retirement package,” said Duane Senn, who ran for council himself in 2007, said at the recent meeting. “The elected officials do not contribute to the program that grants them a nice retirement check.”
Council members are asking voters to approve a 33-percent pay raise for the city’s politicos. The current ballot question asks to bring the annual salary for city council members to $18,550, while the mayor would make $80,000. The city’s mayor pro tem, a position currently filled by At-Large Councilwoman Angela Lawson, would earn $20,550 a year
“The public defense is accountable to one thing and one thing only. That’s the constitution. Your public defender’s office is a model. Let’s keep it that way,” said Denise Maes, public policy director of the Colorado ACLU, at the meeting.
Dear Editor, With the personal attack against me being leveled by the Aurora Police Association (APA) and the Aurora Firefighters Local 1290, some of my supporters have mistakenly blamed the Police and Fire Departments for that vitriol. I want to make it clear that any anger should be directed only at the union leadership that […]