david gibbs

david gibbs 13 hours, 50 minutes ago on Council to consider Iron Horse sale on Tuesday

This looks like a press release with no intent of informing the public of anything. Tony is still at the helm of government transparency in The Boat. He should be thanked for protecting the public from these nasty details. The winner has already been chosen and the details of the other offers are none of the public's concern. Deed restrictions are not needed for the public's $2 million subsidy because these are good guys. What will we do when Tony leaves? We might be stuck with an ethical and transparent government.


david gibbs 17 hours, 3 minutes ago on Adam Maines: Reader encourages vote

Government says it's concerned about affordable housing. But it seems most articles, government is only making it more expensive to live here.


david gibbs 4 days, 3 hours ago on Steamboat police chief finalists wrap up second day of interviews

All City hiring needs to follow a fair and objective process and no one person should have the final decision. A practice that allows the top person in a governmental organization to subjectively make the final hiring decision should be seen as improper because it can lead to corruption and opens the organization up to potential discrimination liability. This type of subjective hiring/promotion was practiced by Joel Rae and is in the report that Jerry Delong and now Gary Suiter are hiding from the public. The recommendations made by the panel needs to be made public and if Suiter deviates form the recommendation he needs to be dismissed immediately.


david gibbs 4 days, 17 hours ago on Steamboat police chief candidates meet community

Pete, After the community figures out what these good ol' boys have done and how much it will cost the tax payers, they will be run out of town.

It will be fun to watch these men squirm on the stand as they explain under oath what they have done.

A new Chief at the SSPD and Wiggins gone is just what the community needs to make a shared facility a successful reality.


david gibbs 5 days, 3 hours ago on Stephanie Smith: Bigger isn't better

The sky is falling the sky is falling!! NOTHING! NO! Oh the HARM! The NO voters must hate children to be making them suffer through attending the best school district in the State!


david gibbs 5 days, 3 hours ago on Steamboat Springs Middle School teachers: Stuck in middle

If the NO folks have their way the world will come to an end and our children will have to suffer through an education in one of the best school districts in the State.


david gibbs 5 days, 15 hours ago on Q. & A. with Heather Sloop, Steamboat Springs City Council, District 3 candidate

If the City employs an attorney on staff why would we need to hire someone else? If the city attorney is not qualified to make a summary report, a new city attorney is needed.


david gibbs 5 days, 17 hours ago on Election 2015: Referendums 3A and 3B would fund school improvements through property tax increases

How much of the bond goes to differed maintenance? Why has the SSSD differed critical repairs and upgrades that effect health and safety? All maintenance needs to be accounted for in the annual budget and appropriate reserves allocated. How much additional maintenance and operating cost are budgeted for the new campus? Is the SSSD board planning on fully funding reserves out of the budget for all maintenance in the future? What assurance do we have the school board will not request a new bond in the next ten years asking tax payers to maintain the neglected SSSD assets again?


david gibbs 6 days, 3 hours ago on Interim police chief discusses recruiting challenges

The only female officer twice reports gender discrimination and excessive force and ends up having her confidential employment information disclosed to the paper by the City Manager and is ultimately fired after a conspiracy to dig up 3 years old dirt is executed.

The SSPD should expect to struggle finding good people to take that kind of risk.

Delong denies any public disclosure of the $100k investigation into the sexiest, paramilitary and punitive management practices at the PD and expects to have people lining up to work for him?

"I am not a smart man" Forrest Gump

This investigation needs an investigation! Is it time for the DOJ?