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So where in the three mentioned documents does it say that City of SB should invest in a solar farm returning less than 4% annually?
With all of the other listed energy and money saving projects available to the city with much faster payback periods, any sane financial analysis would recommend spending money where it is most effective.
Plus, costs of solar are trending to be less expensive which is another important justification to improve energy efficiency elsewhere on projects with faster paybacks.
Meanwhile, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is unable to effectively manage recycling drop off at Safeway over the weekends.
I agree that the results in this case seem reasonable. No intent of doing harm and no indication of drug dealing, but was reckless and could have easily hurt other people.
My point is that the DA's office is grossly overcharging people and then accepting pleas far lesser than charged.
This is a bad practice because it leaves no one in the area having any respect for the original charges in a case. Defense attorneys tell their clients that the DA is making big threats that they cannot back up. It also tends to create an unfair local justice system where defendants with the resources to not settle until the eve of trial get much better pleas than those that need to settle and move on.
Charging an 18 year old for contributing to the delinquency of a 17 year old friend is a farce that no jury anywhere is going to convict.
On one hand he is lucky that the leftover food wasn't left because it was known bad. Eating food left in a condo is not a smart thing to do.
And then what was the life saving treatments performed at the hospital? Most likely just advising him to calm down and let it wear off.
The "tiny text" must be larger than 1/16th of an inch and it must include the mj leaf symbol must be larger than 1/4" by 1/4" according to state rules. If it complied then I guess that it what the state allowed.
What is messed up in the local DA's dept is the filing of charges vs the final outcome.
Charged with 5 felonies and settles for 90 days with a deferred judgment so no felony record after 1 year if can stay out of trouble. The now 18 year old also had a stack of felonies filed and got 40 days with a a deferred judgment.
The DA's office says they won't plea felonies down to misdemeanors. So instead they plea down a stack of felonies to a single charge and agree to make that a deferred judgment. Thus, the "nonnegotiable" felony won't even show up on the person's record in a year. I guess our DA office has mastered the art of talking loudly and carrying a small stick.
I doubt this will work because, as the article says, many users don't believe it impairs their ability to drive. Thus, they will see ads that they see as applying to others, not themselves.
Also, the 5 ng limit is pretty wisely seen as too low and below many user's latent THC levels. So many mj users see themselves as always being at risk of being pulled over and would then have to demonstrate that they are not impaired. Just anyone on pain medication could, in theory, be pulled over for driving impaired and a blood test will show presence of the painkiller.
The SB school district learned that not properly entering into executive session meant that the minutes for the ENTIRE executive session had to be released in response to a CORA/COML request.
Thus, if you have evidence that the LMD improperly into executive session then you can submit a request for the minutes and whatever other documentation shared during that executive session.
Though, it may be okay to generically state "executive session" on the agenda as long as they properly specify why they are entering executive session in the meeting.
It is my understanding that a city employee labeling something as "work product" does not actually make it confidential. That any of the city council members can release it to the public and they are free to discuss it's contents to the public.
"Work product" is an exception to CORA open records to allow elected officials to get opinions from government employees without having to release that to the public and to see drafts of documents without having to release that draft to the public
But "work product" is not like material discussed in executive session which is confidential and needs a majority vote of the council to be publicly released. In fact, an executive session cannot typically be called to discuss work product because work product does not meet the standards needed to be discussed in executive session. The law states that elected officials may release "work product" in the context of individual decision making and not as an official decision by the board.
It appears that the city manager likes to label mundane memos as "confidential work product" and the city council mistakenly thinks that means that makes it top secret when, in fact, all that it means is that the city manager didn't release it to the public. But each city council members is free to release it and publicly discuss it if they wish.
Many other counties and cities have taken steps against this sort of grow activity by using zoning to limit personal grow spaces to 100 or 150 sq ft. It appears that Routt County is a bit of a paradise for these sort of operations because it is one of the relatively few counties that has no limits on the size of personal grows and is not hostile to pot growers.
The advantage of attacking this by zoning is that enforcement involves the property owner and can carry daily fines large enough to get the activity stopped.
But money is being returned to the city government. The complaint of the police chiefs is that their local governments are deciding to use the money for other purposes than giving it to their departments. The police chiefs are asking the governor to overrule local government and give money directly to their police departments.
The public did not approve this in order to pay for crosswalks. Things like that belong as part of the city public works department.
The public was promised trails that would otherwise not be built.
I did not vote for the measure because I thought it removed accountability from the city council and gave too much decision making to appointed boards.
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