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Winnie DelliQuadri is the second assistant to the city manager. She was previously the government programs manager.
Council member Tony Connell asked Hinsvark to consider coming up with a succession plan for a number of reasons, with the police investigation being one of them. He raised the issue most recently because of Casey Earp's departure. The succession planning also had been raised by some council members prior to the police investigation and Earp's departure.
Council President Bart Kounovsky told me Hinsvark would have to find the room in the budget to bring back the position, or seek approval of added expenses. Hinsvark said Earp's departure and the subtraction of an FTE made room for the deputy position.
-Scott Franz, Reporter
Sorry if I didn't make it clear in my story, but I am referring to Hinsvark and Rae. They were the ones who met with Wiggins and Sullivan.
I always want to put a "u" in that word where it shouldn't be. Thanks for pointing it out, and have a good weekend.
The existing Aqua Line bus schedule will continue. The shuttle is in addition to the existing bus schedule. The first Aqua Line picks up at the campground at 6:30 a.m., and it will continue to serve the campground midday when the shuttle isn't running. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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I talked to the head of the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies about the marijuana issue recently for a story I'm publishing Dec. 28 about bus driver recruiting challenges. She told me the issue is with the drug testing requirements for drivers and the test's inability to determine exactly when someone consumed marijuana. For example, I was told a driver who has marijuana in his or her system two weeks before the test could fail it and not be able to drive even if they are not actively under the influence of marijuana while they are driving/testing. I touched on this issue in a story I wrote last year about recruiting challenges at SST. Here's what I wrote then:
"City bus drivers cannot have more than four points on their driver's licenses, and they can't have a drunken driving conviction, including a DUI or DWAI, that is less than seven years old.
Drivers also cannot have smoked marijuana in the 30 days prior to their hiring.
Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said he doesn't know how much the marijuana rule has impacted the applicant pool, but his department has fielded some questions about the requirement, especially after the state legalized recreational marijuana consumption for adults."
Let me know if you have any other questions. -Scott
During my reporting, I did not call the Attorney General's Office to turn in the Wunders as you suggest.
Before I made the call, I was not aware they were looking for the Wunders to serve them the judgment.
My reason for the call to the AG's office was to check whether any other legal proceedings had taken place since the August judgment.
I feel the AG's office was an appropriate source to check with for the story.
Leave it as is has been added as a choice.
I'm writing a story about the lodging tax discussion this afternoon. It will be online later today and in the paper tomorrow. No major decisions were made last night other than the council directing staff to do some research on the riverside piece of land on Yampa Street that houses the ambulance barn. I also thought it would be timely to attend today's lodging tax meeting at noon on trails and make it into one story. I'll have more info in the stories.
I decided last night to focus on the Howelsen Hill master plan discussion.
Something I was going to make clear in a story today is that the second and final reading of the city's budget is scheduled to happen Nov. 12, after the new council members are sworn in. There also will be a public hearing on the budget during that meeting.
I would be happy to talk about any aspect of our coverage. I can be reached at 871-4210.
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