“Goldilocks” Levison “just wrong” for Longmont

If you are a subscriber to the Times-Call you saw a fairly self-centered and egotistical editorial by Longmont City Councilmember Sarah Levison.  This is par for her course as she’s often referred to herself as the “hardest working member of council.”  Talking endlessly does not equate working hard, it just equates…talking a lot.  But the “Goldilocks” reference she used is apt, but not in the way she means. Continue reading…

Sarah Levison should not be retained to Longmont City Council

I’ve noticed a lot of readers have been finding my blog through searches for candidates in the At-Large race.  I think voters are torn and are trying to find reasons to vote for someone, or against someone.  Personally I think this race will be the closest of all of the council races, and still too close too call.  But I can think of a few reasons, and one in particular, to not vote for incumbent Sarah Levison. Continue reading…

Community comes before party in local elections

(As printed in the 10/13/11 Times Call Opinion Section)

Re-elect Mayor Baum; challenger not ready to lead

I usually don’t pay attention to local political party affiliation. Until Election Eve 2009, when a former Longmont Area Democrat president created a blog titled Common Ground. In it, he wrote that regardless of his own partisan bias that “community comes before party affiliation.” Continue reading…

Trio of Longmont councilmembers don’t deserve re-election

(An edited version of the below was printed in the Times Call “Voices of St. Vrain” Opinion section on 10/7/11)

Our election is less than a month away and there are three council members up for re-election who no longer deserve to represent us because they have made their personal and partisan politics too much of how they govern Longmont. Continue reading…

Longmont is a bellwether for national elections

It’s interesting to look back over the last few Longmont elections for historical purposes.  It seems that recent elections here have been one year ahead of what results are like in national elections.  It’s hard to draw this conclusion on local elections prior to 2007, which was the year blatant partisanship entered into our equation.  Before that, the leanings of city council members weren’t so obvious.   Continue reading…

Extending the lefty losing streak

Well folks, our local gang of progressives lose again in selling their souls to far-left Andrew Romanoff and his U.S. Senate primary bid. I guess now the WIIFL (WhatsinitforLongmont) crowd will have to get onboard with the new website just launched…

Michael Bennet: Wrong for Colorado

So the Longmont lefty losing streak is now into double digits (10) dating back to the elections of November 2009. Here’s the updated list as originally posted by Chris Rodriguez in March 2010… Continue reading…

Survey smurvey

By Dave Larison
Ever notice how the Dems and left wing politicians love their public surveys?

A few weeks ago the Longmont city council deliberated ad nauseum in shaping questions for the biannual city Customer Satisfaction Survey coming out this summer at a cost of over $27,000. Leading the way in the minutia parade were the three far-left members of council, Brian Hansen, Sean McCoy, and Sarah Levison. They acted as if the survey was the infallible Magna Carta of all things relating to Longmont policy. Continue reading…

Scrap the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act

A version of this ran in the Tuesday December 15, 2009 Longmont Times-Call 

The Longmont City Council has an important decision to make in the near future:  what to do about the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act (LFCPA).  Whatever honeymoon the new council enjoys will probably come to a screeching halt regardless of how they move forward on this.  Inaction is not an option because of their 7-0 vote to end the lawsuit between the city and multiple plaintiffs (including myself) over the LFCPA, and the terms of that probable settlement. Continue reading…

Longmont never leaned left

(The following guest opinion appeared in the November 24, 2009 Longmont Times-Call)

One of my more favorite hobbies is to collect data, sift through and crunch the numbers, and then try to make some sense out of it or look at it in a slightly different way.  I’m a political junkie, especially when it comes to elections, so I’d like to put to rest this falsehood that keeps floating around town. Continue reading…