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.
Hare said the decision to not go back further years was bittersweet, he said in one way it’s better for Weld County taxpayers not to have to pay any more in back taxes and penalties, but on the other hand, Hare said, it means some past commissioners who also took advantage of the practice got away with it.
“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 .
It could be several months before the IEC makes a final determination. Cozad is up for re-election in 2018 and is being challenged by Johnstown Mayor Scott James for the Republican ticket.
“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.
“The standard of non-frivolousness is much lower than finding someone did something wrong,” she said. “They are two really different things.” — Kelly Maher Executive Director of Compass Colorado.
“It’s disappointing. It’s clearly irresponsible, but it’s also clearly politically driven and not what the residents of the county probably want.” — Jeffrey Hare, former county council member.