Coombs’ agenda not in Longmont’s best interests

Mayor Coombs, who proclaims himself the “Mayor for everybody” on his website, apparently doesn’t think too highly of a fairly substantial segment of Longmont residents.

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Times-Call endorses Jeff Ilseman for RTD District I

Today (October 29, 2012) the Longmont Times-Call endorsed Jeff Ilseman for RTD District I.

Of a field of what appears to be four capable candidates for the District I director’s position, our recommendation to voters is Jeff Ilseman of Longmont, who has served on the Longmont Transportation Advisory Board, the Public Policy Committee of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commence and the Judicial Performance Commission of the 20th Judicial District.

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Jeff Ilseman: RTD: Who Needs It?

(The following was submitted from RTD Board of Directors, District I candidate Jeff Ilseman.)

In 2004 a proponent of FasTracks rang our doorbell and talked with my wife. After listening to the cordial conversation, my right brain, which allegedly focuses on creativity and feeling, thought how great it would be to have a train that my transit-dependent son, then 22 years old, could use to access opportunities that he may not otherwise be able to access. Continue reading…

Jeff Ilseman: An Inconvenient Train

(The following is a guest submission by RTD District I candidate Jeff Ilseman)

I love a good train ride, especially if it is also fast and cheap. I grew up near the end of the BNSF line coming out of Chicago’s Union Station. It was built in the 1860s, during the Civil War, when Lincoln was president, and decades before automobiles were invented. How ironic it is that I retired near the end of a “planned” BNSF line coming out of Denver’s Union Station, to be completed in the 2040s. Continue reading…

LP021: Fracking, Chicken, RTD, and solar scams

On Episode 21 of Longmont Politics we talked about the fracking ban gathering enough signatures to make it to the ballot – where it will lose – the Chick-Fil-A backlash on the leftists and radicals and what was really behind it, FasTracks/RTD get an earful from Longmont and Louisville City Councils, and the Abound and Solyndra failures and the real world financial consequences hit locally.

Music played in this show was “Every Little Thing” by Modern Science – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP009:Obama in Boulder, RTD says no new FasTrack taxes, fracking, sedition, and flameless cremation

On this weeks Longmont Politics, we talked about RTD scrapping their plans for a tax increase on the ballot this year, a new way to cremate your pet (or yourself), fracking, sedition and civility, and the visit of President Obama to CU Boulder.

Music played in this show was “Gone” by Polaradio – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP005:Airport Master Plan, RTD shafts Longmont, and Brandon Shaffer proves his unfitness to serve

On tonights show we talked about the Vance Brand Airport Master Plan passing with a unanimous vote from city council, and some of the ridiculous statements by the airport detractors. RTD has just about completed the shafting of Longmont, and State Senator Brandon Shaffer once again proves he’s not up to the task of being an elected official, or candidate, apparently.

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A better rail alternative for Longmont?

Could the emerging northern Colorado rail transit initiative known as Front Range on Track be the answer to Longmont’s ever-growing RTD FasTracks dilemma ?

From a Loveland Reporter-Herald article reprinted in the Times-Call this morning…

“Advocates of a plan to use railroad lines in Northern Colorado for passenger service will meet Sunday to raise both awareness and money to push their transit proposal forward. Front Range On Track, a group that has assumed a low profile since its formation three years ago, is leveraging some of the attention paid recently to similar rail plans in Boulder County and north metro-Denver to draw some to its own efforts.” Continue reading…

LP001:FasTracks, Longmont City Councilmember Katie Witt, and a City Manager cheap shot

On tonight’s Longmont Politics, Chris Rodriguez talked RTD FasTracks with Dave Larison, and Longmont City Councilmember Katie Witt joins us on the phone.  Outgoing City Manager Gordon Pedrow takes a cheap shot at former Mayor Bryan Baum

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