Neighbors from the beginning felt this was a completely incompatible use of the land. Particularly given there were other nearby choices that would not have had a negative impact. — Dave Kisker, one of the appellants.
“Isn’t the county acting as a judicial officer such as us if we remand something back to the trial court if there has been communication about the case between the counsel and the judge, isn’t that a problem?” Judge Diana Terry asked Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker about ex parte communications between Weld Commissioners and Martin Marietta, the applicant before the county in a land use case .
“Parents in our charter schools have serious worries. I don’t think we (would) ever see another charter school again. — House Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Douglas County.
In recent weeks, Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids have been mailing full color fliers spotlighting their candidates. They have now received $700,000 from pro-union groups.
They have also gone so far to say that Douglas County would not see union spending like what Jefferson County Public Schools saw roll in during the 2015 election. Yet, that is what has happened. The only thing different from the Jeffco races is that, this time, the union contributions were disclosed just as ballots go in the mail.
“As a charter parent I want to believe he cares about our students,” Kim Gilmartin said. “But I can’t because his actions speak louder than his words.”
“If it’s broke, fix it. Give them a budget. Give them an attorney. Let them be able to do their job, and if it doesn’t work after that, then take it to the voters. But right now, (the commissioners) are just wasting our money.” — Beau Woodcock, Mayor of Johnstown.
“They get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos here. They get to experience these holidays with others outside our home that know what they are. And it’s made a good connection with my grandparents because as they’ve gotten older they speak more Spanish than they do English, and so it’s nice to see that.” — Salida del Sol parent Tara White.
“Over the course of the last three months, the eastern part of the West Line has an increased amount of complaints from patrons, and official incident reports.” Natalie Menten, RTD District M Director.
“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.