david gibbs

david gibbs 1 day, 21 hours ago on City Council wants more police station sites to consider

We have a blighted downtown, embarrassing City buildings and internal department policies not aligned with each other, best practices and possibly the law? The urgency has no end?


david gibbs 2 days, 1 hour ago on Ed Miklus: City manager solved

“In my mind, before we go to a search, I think we should offer Deb a one-year contract,” council member Walter Magill 2/12/2013


david gibbs 2 days, 1 hour ago on Ed Miklus: City manager solved

“There was such unanimous support for Joel being chief, and going through a recruiter would have just been a procedure,” Roberts said. 1/5/2012


david gibbs 3 days, 1 hour ago on Ed Miklus: City manager solved

Not having or following a proper process has been a costly City problem for many years. Mr. Suiter was hired as interim City Manager only after all other applicants withdrew. We will never know if he was the most qualified applicant for temp manager.

Unless our goal is to repeat past mistakes, we can not afford to forgo the competitive hiring process.


david gibbs 4 days, 18 hours ago on Are you satisfied with the more detailed police investigation summary recently released by the Steamboat Springs City Council and police Chief Cory Christensen?

Not sure why the paper even bothers with any surveys.. Last week I watched Lisa Schlichtman say that this survey was not 50/50 because she talked to a couple other people and they were satisfied.

If the survey doesn't get you off the hook for not performing your job, just make stuff up.

Anyone that thinks misogynistic sexist cops don't have a long lasting effect on a community and victims, please read!


The City of Steamboat through the SSPD have left many victims in their wake.. and they all want it to go away including the pilot.


david gibbs 4 days, 21 hours ago on Our View: Pulled over for reckless thinking

"Pulled over for reckless thinking"

Our elected officials stand up and say we don't have the money to support the City's improperly contrived and poorly lead proposal, and they are RECKLESS? The so called “will of the people” is voiced by a public vote or our elected officials, not some small, hand picked, connected committee. Peter points out many flaws with the plan including not starting with the proper process and hiding the cost of the required firehouse relocation. The City has proven itself incompetent on this project and should stop wasting time and money until they are willing to start with the proper process including staff capable of leading the project. The suggestion of funding the facility with a method intended to avoid citizen input is offensive and RECKLESS!


david gibbs 6 days, 22 hours ago on Gary Suiter interested in becoming Steamboat Springs' next city manager

Suiter called the state of municipal facilities here "embarrassing" 12/28/2015 pilot

Wounder how much it will cost the taxpayers so Mr. Suiter is no longer embarrassed?


david gibbs 6 days, 23 hours ago on Gary Suiter interested in becoming Steamboat Springs' next city manager

"If the council was not effective, and if they weren't showing leadership skills or a commitment to moving this community forward, I wouldn't be interested," Suiter said.

Does this mean if the council does not meet up to Mr. Suiter's expectations, he would walk away?


david gibbs 1 week, 1 day ago on New committee will tackle housing issues in Routt County

"Steamboat is not boxed in like Jackson Hole where 97% of the land is publically owned, and the medium home price is over 1million. Though a policy of zero growth has artificially created similar conditions."

Hit the nail squarely on the head!