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George and Mary Liz, I think, are asking 'who benefits and who pays'?
Who pays is easy ... who benefits is harder because it inevitably involves something along the lines of 'trickle down economics' ... that'd be the rich get richer on the backs of the middle class.
Maybe we should ask and answer ... who really benefits (no thank you to the voodoo economics proponents) from the bus service that is not at all free because it is paid for (mostly) by people who don't use it?
Jim ... completely agree ... just because they did it wrong yesterday is no reason to do it wrong again tomorrow.
I'm just curious why we even bother to pay for a city attorney whose job it is to make sure these bases are covered.
"The sales tax was passed by the voters and is managed by the Education Fund Board (EFB), which reports to city council, not the school board." I sat on the EFB for four years and, at least during that period of time, it reported only to the taxpayers because it's existence was created by the language of the actual tax referendum. The EFB holds the fiduciary responsibility for managing the tax revenue.
David ... I don't know where truth lies but absolutely agree with your statement "All citizens not only have the right to speak out publicly and advocate for justice they have an obligation".
I believe Ms. Hinsvark should also be completely removed from the investigation process and I am appalled by the few public statements from a couple council members as well as the complete void of leadership from City Council as a whole.
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I disagree. It is not exceptional to place someone on paid leave during an investigation particularly when their very presence may impede or diminish the veracity of the investigation.
Having read the letter today (and making no judgement about any of the allegations) my opinion is that the allegations are such that Chief Rae and Deputy Chief Delvalle should be placed on paid administrative leave while the allegations are investigated.
Given the nature and scope of the allegations I feel that the investigation should be handled outside of the control and influence of the city administration and outside of the influence and control of City Council.
The accusations should be investigated by the Colorado Attorney Generals office.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
City Council needs to step up and decide what to do with it's time ...
When I moved here in 1982 it was Dog Crp USA ... everywhere. There were packs of dogs roaming around town and open areas like Soda Creek playground and the field by the district Human Services building were dog crp central. Been a dog owner for decades ... still am ... I get the frustration with leashing your dog. I also get the Voice and Sight Tag Program ... fine ... as long as that is entirely supported by the participants who want it ... I'm not inclined to pay more taxes for it.
LOL ... I have to say that was my 1st thought as well ...
Scott's correct ... "actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea" ... some crimes require a guilty mind; the intent to commit the crime.
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