“It affects the longterm health of (the) base when we’re looking at base closures.”
Ward I Councilwoman Sally Mounier said she would not like her measure to get piled on top of numerous other initiatives slated for the November general election ballot. She instead advocated for a special election next spring with only “Aurora” issues.
“The Senate GOP killed most of my bills because I am running for Congress and they killed a lot of other good bills that really didn’t need to be partisan.”
The statewide ban passed the conference committee 5-1 Friday, meaning it awaits only formal agreement by the full House and Senate next week before heading to the governor’s desk.
Hickenlooper wants the Legislature to approve about $200,000 for the state Air Quality Control Commission to work on the Clean Power Plan.
So now Hickenlooper has climbed on the populist bandwagon, saying he won’t support issues that communities don’t want in their backyard. Oh. Like fracking?
“Both prospective and current marijuana businesses in Aurora have recently had increasing trouble meeting the city’s requirement,” said city spokeswoman Julie Patterson in a statement.
“The governor knows marijuana is part of the conversation in recruiting companies to Colorado, but it has not had any measurable impact to the economy,” his office said in a statement.
“This year we are putting reasonable parameters on where red-light cameras can and cannot be used,” said state Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, who is sponsoring a bill that would ban the cameras on the state’s local and collector roads.