Longmont Main Street Radio 1/30/12

Main Street Radio on the Radio Colorado Network (KRCN 1060AM) LIVE from Longmont, Colorado on January 30, 2012. Featuring Tom Chenault, developer Kiki Wallace, former Mayor Bryan Baum, and blogger/activist Chris Rodriguez.

Highlights include: Mayor Coombs endorsement of “marriage equality”, new City Manager Harold Dominguez, and fracking among other things.

 

Longmont Main Street Radio 1/16/12

Main Street Radio on the Radio Colorado Network (KRCN 1060AM) LIVE from Longmont, Colorado on January 16, 2012. Featuring Tom Chenault, former Mayor Bryan Baum, and blogger/activist Chris Rodriguez.

Highlights include: City Manager applicants and the ongoing discussion of Public Invited To Be Heard at Longmont City Council meetings.

Longmont Main Street Radio 1/2/12

Main Street Radio on the Radio Colorado Network (KRCN 1060AM) LIVE from Longmont, Colorado on January 2, 2012. Featuring Tom Chenault, former Mayor Bryan Baum, and blogger/activist Chris Rodriguez.

Highlights include: County commissioner fiasco, GOP candidates, Safe and Sound Auto Accessories, Sears and Twin Peaks Mall, City Manager prospects, and how to make Longmont a better city.

Longmont Main Street Radio 12/19/11

Main Street Radio on the Radio Colorado Network (KRCN 1060AM) LIVE from Longmont, Colorado on December 19, 2011. Featuring Tom ChenaultKiki Wallace, former Mayor Bryan Baum, and blogger/activist Chris Rodriguez.

Highlights include: Public speaker treatment at last council meeting, advisory board appointments, Chris takes a councilmember to the woodshed, interesting interactions between council members, El Comite asks for more city money, Bryan gives kudos to Clay Evans for his recent editorial about cronyism, an airplane has a “Christmas Miracle” on Hover, and Kiki goes after the City Manager for his attack on the former mayor.

Longmont Main Street Radio 12/12/11

Main Street Radio on the Radio Colorado Network (KRCN 1060AM) LIVE from Longmont, Colorado on December 12, 2011. Featuring Tom Chenault, Kiki Wallace, former Mayor Bryan Baum, and blogger/activist Chris Rodriguez.

Highlights include: skydiving noise complaints, Vance Brand Airport Master Plan, the new city council, and advisory board and commission appointments.  This last issue became heated and a few controversial and surprising comments were shared on-air.

Free At Last (X2)

As I’ve written plenty of times, I’ve never been much of a “joiner” of groups, clubs, or organizations.  In the span of less than one year I’ve resigned from two fairly large organizations – one that leans left and one that leans right.  Previously it was my bargaining unit, which is a fairly large federal union.  Now I’ve resigned from the Republican Party. Continue reading…

Mayor Coombs begins term on wise and positive note

A while back, then candidate Dennis Coombs inquired about a “beer summit” with me before the campaign season really heated up.  Like most of these types of invitations (beer, coffee, lunch, dinner, etc) I receive on a regular basis, I passed as my time is fairly limited – and I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the company he kept.  I finally responded to that email today and wished him well in his tenure as mayor of Longmont.  Based on the events of today, he’s off to a promising start. Continue reading…

Longmont 2011 Election Post-Mortem

Well, regardless of how much I’m told how irrelevant I am, since LRod’s visits have skyrocketed leading up to and after the election, it appears some people must be curious on my take on Longmont’s recent election.  I was happy just making my award-winning (and about to win again) chili and listening to music (yep, all 80’s) – but I don’t want to let down my friends and enemas.  So here’s some initial observations. Continue reading…

Home stretch of Longmont 2011 Election: Turnout and projections

Predicting voter turnout is never an easy task, especially in off (or odd) year elections like this years.  Predicting actual winners is equally difficult as it all boils down to who gets out the vote and who doesn’t.  I’ll try to make a stab at these with educated guesses based on past history and trends. Continue reading…

Home stretch of Longmont 2011 Election: The money game

With just a couple of days left to get votes in, there are some races that can already be called.  Of course, I’m talking about the money race, as of the 3rd Reporting Period for candidates.  People can argue about the importance, or lack thereof, of contributions, but the candidates who raised and spent the most in 2009 won. Continue reading…