The FasTracks fraud presented to Longmont voters in 2004

Feb. 28, 2012
To City Council:

Having worked with RTD Board member Mary Blue on petition signature gathering for the FasTracks sales tax proposal in 2004 (I have now, however, done a complete 180 on FasTracks), I think it is important to review several key points that were presented to Longmont voters regarding the planned Northwest Corridor.  (graphics displayed from RTD document “FasTracks Plan”; April 22, 2004) Continue reading…

Council got it right on halting solar rebates

There was an interesting bit of national news this week regarding a failure in prodigious government support for solar companies and green energy programs. Quoting from a Washington Times editorial

“President Obama made a high-profile visit in May 2010 to Solyndra Inc., a solar-panel manufacturing plant in Fremont, Calif. The company received $535 million in loans from the Energy Department and was a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s economic stimulus effort. “Companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future,” Mr. Obama chirped. On Wednesday (8-31-11), Solyndra closed its corporate headquarters, announced that it’s filing for bankruptcy and laying off 1,100 workers.”

Relating the issue to Longmont, it reveals a smart decision in early 2010 by Mayor Baum and the newly elected conservative majority on City Council to put the brakes on city solar subsidies to homeowners at taxpayers expense. Continue reading…

Ron Stewart fiddling while BoCo burning

This week’s glaring headlines in the Times-Call say it all…

“64M allotted to buy open space”…”BoCo mulls $30M open space purchase.”

Czar Ron Stewart has crossed into the twilight zone of insanity by his obsession to buy more and more open space at county taxpayers’ expense. Continue reading…

Zero Waste Dreaming

The Boulder County Zero Waste Action Plan will again be discussed at Longmont City Council tonight, although no decision is required for Longmont’s participation until late this year or more likely in 2012.

Fortunately, the four common sense (i.e., non-liberal) members of council have already expressed concern over the prohibitive cost and possible involuntary nature of the more heavy-handed aspects of BoCo’s plan.

For starters, the term “zero waste” is absurd in itself. Everybody knows that human society produces some degree of waste. Even the enviros admit that zero waste is an impossibility, so why even use the term? It’s the typical extreme mentality that we see so often from the green community, especially Boulder County. Continue reading…

PLAN-Boulder County shows its true colors

Guess who’s the keynote speaker at the PLAN-Boulder County annual dinner this week? None other than Van Jones, the past self-described “communist” who resigned his White House Council position in 2009 over a bevy of radical leftist remarks and associations.

It’s really no surprise for PLAN-Boulder County, an original group of tree hugging idealistic liberals from Boulder who for 50 years have hijacked the political and business landscape of the county in the name of green extremism. Continue reading…

Spare me the DREAM Act at City Council

How many times does Longmont City Council have to be pestered toward giving a blessing to laws that would provide in-state college tuition access for illegal aliens? Basically, we’re talking provisions of the current DREAM Act, although you’ll never hear the word “illegal” uttered by the relentless proponents.

It all started back in early 2009 when local race activist Bob Norris made impassioned pleas before Council to endorse Colorado Senate Bill 170. It was a bill (in violation of federal law) that would have provided in-state tuition rates to Colorado high school graduates regardless of immigration statusContinue reading…