As contract renewal looms, some council members say they want voters to have a say in system’s future
“I don’t see a solution here. Is the solution to agree with the four that want Skip fired? To bring peace to the city? I don’t feel that’s the answer,” Councilman Bob LeGare said. “I just don’t feel that’s the answer. They think it is. I frankly would like to see just some peace and civility for five or six months.”
“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.
“We all have areas of expertise … whenever there’s a finance question, 10 heads turn to Bob (Broom),” said Ward V Councilman Bob Roth.
The ban on providing economic incentives to a racetrack was passed in 1999 and added into the city’s charter. A citizen group named Concerned Residents Against Speedway Havoc was successful in convincing voters to prevent the city from providing “indirect or direct subsidies” to any type of motor racetrack.