General Issues April, 2012

Another month has passed and once again it has been a very interesting education of your thoughts and concerns. Thank you to all that have posted and we look forward to hearing more of your opinions.

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99 comments:

Gateway News said...

Is Interim Manager of Commerce City McBroom being offered position permanently? Is he ready to step up? Your Thoughts

Anonymous said...

TOM SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NEXT CM OF CC!!!!!!! Not McBroom!

Wes said...

will he get a house? or a pay raise?

I think he already gets a car allowance?

In the Know said...

Why is that the rumor? McMop going to be the man of the hour?

Hyde said...

is that what exec session is about on mon.?

Ryland said...

I thought miz was the one up for the job?

Brain Floth, Resident said...

No national search?

Lionel said...

I think mcoilboom would be a great CM

Vikki said...

I would have thought Clemmins was a better choice for this council, if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

So is CC council all done getting rid of everyone?

Is it a skeleton enough crew now?

Okay to bring on a real manager?

What a JOKE?!

The CITY'S OFFICIAL organizational chart that was put in place is now COMPLETELY different!

aRE THEY GOING TO NOW UPDATE IT?

RRR in CCC said...

At least when Natale was around as the mayor we had plenty of people running the city and were laughing all the way to the bank. Now look at us.

Anonymous said...

VOTE FOR TRACEY SNYDER!

http://coloradodems.ngpvanhost.com/sites/coloradodems/files/CDPRules.pdf

In order to be legally designated as a major party in Colorado, a party must have a detailed statement of organization and rules. This is a link to the Democratic Party's official statement. Part 4, article I, section B, paragraph 2 (on page 47 of the document) clearly indicates that a formal "call" must be issued according to specific requirements. This was NOT done by the Adams County Democratic Party. The party is in violation of its own rules, and thus the law. ALL candidates nominated at the AdCo Democrat assembly/convention on March 17 are ineligible for ballot access. Isn't it interesting how individuals who want to make new laws don't seem to understand the existing laws?

Curious in the Core said...

any news on the ground breaking for the new boys and girls club yet?

GOP in CC said...

"In order to be legally designated as a major party in Colorado, a party must have a detailed statement of organization and rules. This is a link to the Democratic Party's official statement. Part 4, article I, section B, paragraph 2 (on page 47 of the document) clearly indicates that a formal "call" must be issued according to specific requirements. This was NOT done by the Adams County Democratic Party. The party is in violation of its own rules, and thus the law. ALL candidates nominated at the AdCo Democrat assembly/convention on March 17 are ineligible for ballot access. Isn't it interesting how individuals who want to make new laws don't seem to understand the existing laws?"

I Love it! Hope you are all watching this. Seriously think about voting in some (R)'s this time around!

Pro Moreno! said...

Democrats did NOT break any rules!
Just a desperate attempt.

You really think if we did the entire thing over again the vote would be any different?

It would still be 80% to 20%

MAYBE even MORE!

Anonymous said...

It is not about the outcomes. It is about following the rules.

It needs to be fair.

Beth, CC voter said...

"This was NOT done by the Adams County Democratic Party?"

SUCH B.S.

It was all on the Up and Up.

Give it up and get behind the party winner AKA Moreno!

Unless you are not really a true Democrat!? hmmmm.

Ollie said...

I really don't care if it is tracy or dom.

I do think everything was done correctly.

Maybe someone should ask the dems of adco?

Steph said...

2012 Democratic adco fiasco seems more like a bending of the rules instead of the actually breaking.

IF it is even true.

Wes said...

"TOM SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NEXT CM OF CC!!!!!!! Not McBroom!"

you can't be serious.

Anonymous said...

how is it out that mcbroom will be the next cm of cc?

C to C said...

BM should make a good CM. Takes direction well.

Anonymous said...

Why only Crime and bad news for Commerce City lately.

What a downer!

Anonymous said...

This Commerce City Council will NOT allow a few from the North to Highjack what is BEST for the entire CITY!

That is a promise!

Anonymous said...

What is best for the city??? Anyone??? We have seen NOTHING HAPPENING AT ALL. And Moreno and his friends people know and you will not be good for our city. Tell us anything you have done for people in your Ward. Even if you are a Democrat in the HD 32 race vote Republican please.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for Tracy.It seems that her long time friend, mayor Ford did her wrong by putting Dominick in as his mayor pro tem. You can't tell me he wasn't planning to help him get more face time. Ford isn't stupid, he stabbed Tracy in the back.

Estelle Remington said...

Hijack/Best

Anonymous, define what you mean by the North highjacking and what is best for the city? The city is made up of both North and South and that has been the problem for these past ten years in that one part of the city feels that it deserves more than the other but wants to pay less than half of the revenues to get it. You say that City Council will not let the North get away with, what, as we have nothing to get away with. No Parks, Rec Center, Police Station, Medical Center,no Tower Rd. so people can at least get to safety and work, no Boys and Girls Club, no soccer fields and soccer suite, etc. And, best for the city includes the entire city. In case, you did not know, we have the same numbers of adults and children living on both sides of 96th Ave. If, we continue as we have for these past ten years, we will fail to achieve our C3 Comprehensive Plan even in twenty years, time.

The REAL team TRACEY! said...

RE: "I feel bad for Tracy.It seems that her long time friend, mayor Ford did her wrong by putting Dominick in as his mayor pro tem. You can't tell me he wasn't planning to help him get more face time. Ford isn't stupid, he stabbed Tracy in the back."

I could NOT AGREE MORE!

Estelle Remington said...

Equality

I do hold a Pastoral Degree, 2006, and I do pray for this city. In John 17:9-23, Jesus prayed: "That, they all may be one.....even as we are one." My prayer for CC over this Holy Week, is that "God would keep us from the evil one and that we as a city might all become one under the same system of taxation and GID services with equal value to each other both North and South and our city." "And, my God bless every member of city council and city staff and their families, this coming year."

Wes said...

God bless every member of city council and city staff?

Is there anyone left?

Archer said...

RE: "I feel bad for Tracy.It seems that her long time friend, mayor Ford did her wrong by putting Dominick in as his mayor pro tem. You can't tell me he wasn't planning to help him get more face time. Ford isn't stupid, he stabbed Tracy in the back."

I thought it was the exact opposite. I was told he did it to KEEP Moreno in Commerce City.

I guess we will never know.

GOP in CC said...

FORD HELPS DOMINICK?

WHY WOULD HE? FORD IS A REPUBLICAN! THAT IS A FACT! BOTH DOMINICK AND TRACEY (APPARENTLY) ARE NOW DEMOCRATS!

WE NEED TO GET BACK TO LOYALTY TO THE PARTIES, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR! WE CAN NOT AFFORD THIS WAY OF LIFE ANY MORE!

Core Comments said...

Dearest GOP in CC,

RE: "I feel bad for Tracy.It seems that her long time friend, mayor Ford did her wrong by putting Dominick in as his mayor pro tem. You can't tell me he wasn't planning to help him get more face time. Ford isn't stupid, he stabbed Tracy in the back."

People in this city are smarter then to fall for party lines. We vote of the integrity of the person as a whole!

That is the way it always has been in Commerce City!

Pro Moreno said...

Not ME and I have lived here for 32 years. Anyone who abandons their political belief system purely because they want a position has lost all my respect.

VOTE MORENO for HD32!

JM said...

Weeds In CC a ISSUE!

HA HA HA

I remember when Rene Bullock said that there would be no issue at all. It is on Tape!

King of Olive Street said...

Weeds in Commerce City a issue for Shea Homes. Told city to basically go to hell when they tried to give them a tom of fines for violations.

City can't even keep there own weeds under control.

But yet they want to fine everyone else!

This should have been addressed years ago!

Better late then never!

Rick, Belle Creek said...

WEEDS in CC?! It is and will always be an issue. At least they are finally doing something about it.

Next they need to over turn the pit bull ban!

dkeys said...

Why Change the Ordinance?
•Need more consistency between private property and City property
•Lots in and among partially completed developments receiving complaints
•Developers of large parcels not near existing development feel the standard creates a burden
•Current code presents enforcement challenges

Bottomline: NO SH*T

Anonymous said...

weed rule was put in place because it needed to be!

I think they should keep it the way it is now.

otherwise the rule has no teeth when it hits the court room.

Anonymous said...

The problem with Commerce City's weed ordinance is that it never had anything to do with weeds. It was an excuse for Code Enforcement to intimidate anyone who rocked the boat elsewhere in city politics. City council members, then and now, know this very well. If you wrote a negative letter to the editor of the old CC Beacon, you would get investigated by "Neighborhood Services." Now we can place anonymous postings on this blog and worry less about retribution!

Estelle Remington said...

Wes

You are so funny, I really like your humor, keep on, keeping on. Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

So is Brian McOilboom going to get the City Manager job on Monday?

Archer said...

Commerce City to have an executive session for the purpose of receiving legal advice concerning the Salazar litigation.

I guess it would be best to settle this out of court.

Don't think it would be good PR for city. They need to settle and brush it under the rug like they did with all the rest of the employee lawsuits.

Gina said...

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month!

Yes CC Council should recognize this with 2 Deaths of kids within the past few months.

Who NEEDS to recognize this is the CCPD! Maybe they will take it more seriously next time!

NOT pro-city said...

Legal advice concerning the Salazar litigation?

Bob is going to tell them we need to SETTLE!!!!!! Settle settle settle!

hope Salazar is smarter then this and will not take their hush money!

Zeek said...

Weed thing is about 8 years too late.

One has to questioned our highly regarded ordinance committee.

Anonymous said...

Gateway, can we find out what was spent on the recent trip to DC.
I am a bit curious what council and staff spent.

Anonymous said...

Word is that Salazar has changed lawyers over and over, and is a bit crazy?

Gateway News said...

Commerce City historical society request Commerce City council to purchase Black property for $220,000 to preserve it.

Gina said...

I really dont think there are people waiting in line for this property that the historical society was the council to buy.

It is in Derby surrounded by MANY open and available properties.

Archer said...

I think Commerce City Council should buy the Denver Black Property and let the new city manager McOilBoom live in it.

King of Olive Street said...

when did Commerce City start feeling responsible to buy up old property that no one wants?

Why not just buy the old high school site. It is older then the place in derby?

Anonymous said...

I disagree, I think it would be a great thing to have a museum/welcome center in the Derby Area.

I am all for Council paying the $220,000 for it.

dkeys said...

There is already a Commerce City Welcome center in DERBY. It is called the DERBY Welcome Center.

Let the private sector sort this out.

Rick, Belle Creek said...

Commerce City really needs to concentrate on the boys and girls club before jumping into "preserving" so called "landmarks"

Core Comments said...

re: black house in derby that cc historical wants the commerce city council.

the City spent a million dollars! yes a million dollars on the road intersection that is nothing more then decoration.

I think it would be a great idea to own this property!

Anonymous said...

Can we blame all those dead pigs on fracking already? C'mon!

Anonymous said...

those pigs were dumped! Not fracked to death!

Give it up people!

Anonymous said...

GN,
CCPD and others at the tower land fill looking for something

Core Comments said...

those pigs were dumped there. not dying because of fracking

Wes said...

Hey cc historical society and cc council,

My house in the north is very historical, it was one of the first built up here. I paid $280,000 for it but will sell it for $235,000!

Is it a Deal?

Monica, M said...

pigs were dumped there because someone did not want to pay to clean them up properly.

Makes me sick!

Gateway News said...

Brian McBroom expected to be next city manager of Commerce City

Commerce City states: "The City Council has interviewed Brian McBroom regarding his qualifications to serve as City Manager for the City of Commerce City. The Employment Agreement between Brian McBroom as City Manager and the City of Commerce City dated effective April 16, 2012 has been reviewed by the City Council. Approval of the Employment Agreement is and will be in the best interest of the City of Commerce City."

Wes said...

Good for Brian McOilBoom,

what, is he the easiest to control?

RRR in CCC said...

I thought Miz was the better choice for the cc cm position.
Miz is more of a go getter, like what jerry was.

Rick, Belle Creek said...

the “Employment Agreement” for mcMop does it include a house, car allowance (biggest in the state and a raise?

Gateway News said...

Commerce City Executive Session: "instructing negotiators concerning the Salazar litigation"... Learn more about case:

http://tinyurl.com/7l2ngky

Bud said...

Why would Commerce City instruct negotiators concerning the Salazar litigation if they did nothing wrong like what some are saying?

hmmmmmm.

She going to get $250,000 or around that much?

uriously Waiting in the Core said...

Dustin,
Can you post eh link to the lawsuit filing here so everyone can see it.
thanks

Gateway News said...

Here is the link to the Salazar lawsuit:

http://www.gatewaynews.org/pdf/Salazar.pdf

Anonymous said...

salazar are just allegations nothing more!

Wes said...

all these people getting sued by salazar no longer work for the city. so how does that work?

Anonymous said...

Dont we have many empty buildings in Derby that the historical society can move into for far less than a quarter of a million dollars?
Also, didnt the city already give the historcial society the old gas station building along Highway 2? Cant they use that building? I dont think we need to save every property in the southern city.

Ryland said...

good choice cc council. mcoilboom will be good.

dkeys said...

GN,
can you get the contract and post it here?

Cherry Street said...

any news on a timeline on when the Boys and Girls Club will open?

Commerce City Civil War said...

Commerce City North versus the South.
Oil and gas is coming get use to it North!

Anonymous said...

If I was a new northern resident I would not feel very welcome.

Gateway News said...

Commerce City Council Push 2nd Vote on Oil & Gas Moratorium until July 16th. Could call an emergency meeting & pass moratorium within 7 days

Fortune Cookie CC said...

Every Frack job has a cummins engine, not every cummins enigne is for fracking...

http://cumminsengines.com/assets/pdf/CUIN3288_Frac%20Flyer.pdf

Archer said...

did cc take money from GID (North) for the General Fund? Why?

Stevestr said...

Rick,
I agree, overturn the pit bull ban already. Also they better not have borrowed any money from the North GID.

JM said...

I can still see issues with this!
Still will not be properly or fairly enforced!

Comparison of Commerce City Current and Proposed Weed ordinance

Existing
• Properties less than one acre: 6” max height for entire property
• Properties larger than one acre: 20’ perimeter, 6” max height within perimeter

Proposed
• Properties less than one acre: 8” max height for entire property
• Properties one to five acres: 16” max height entire property
• Properties over five acres: 20’ perimeter, 16” max height, interior: no limitations

Anonymous said...

Hey....What happened to Ms. Snyder? Now that she can't win a political seat somewhere she has vanished. I thought she was all about helping the citizens of Commerce City, or was that all just a show?

Anonymous said...

AMEN ON SNYDER !!!!!!

Pro Moreno! said...

lets all support moreno! a GREAT thing for Commerce City!

DeeDee said...

Happy Earth Day!

Hey GN, is CC going to buy the Black Property in Derby?

Anonymous said...

I saw Tracey Snyder at the South Adams County Water Dept groundbreaking ceremony. She didnt look "vanished" to me! She looked and sounded great!

Anonymous said...

About Tracey Snyder- she is on the Board of Directors for the Historical Society, she called me and asked me about getting tickets to the event they are having at the end of the month. She seems like she is pretty active to me!

Also she went to my daughters school and brought coloring books and crayons to all the second graders. The kids loved them!

So those of you that are trying to say she somehow disappeared, sorry to disappoint you!

Anonymous said...

Dominick Moreno is no great thing for our City. His and his suppoters behavior at the assembly was nothing short of totally underhanded and embarrasing.

He doesnt meet his obligations to the people.

He doesnt join NLC boards that will benefit the people, just himself and his personal interests.


He didnt, and doesnt, support the people who are so against fracking in their backyard.

I could go on and on, but I will just say its too bad that Tracey withdrew from the State House election. And yes, she withdrew. Spoke to her myself about it. We were all with her and would have walked to get her the signatures. We respect her decision.

But we Hate that we are stuck with Ed Casso Junior! No class Moreno could have shown us he was a grown up at the assembly, but chose not to.

dkeys said...

citizen communication on monday night council meeting:

what the hell is robert romine talking about? what bronco video?

Core Comments said...

I guess Commerce City is not going to buy the Denver Black House?

JL Activist said...

It is comments like what Robert Romine said on Monday that makes this city really hard to live in!

Anonymous said...

At Monday night's City Council meeting, Chris Cramer said, "The Derby Master Plan calls for quite a bit more. The intersection improvements that you see at the Derby Diamond, it really calls for a continuation of that throughout Derby." Does this mean the city is going to pay another million dollars per intersection to have several of those so-called Derby Diamonds throughout Derby? That's a waste of money.

Also, I attended several of the meetings on the old dog track. Many were against housing on the property, yet the city, in their preliminary sketches they are taking with them to a conference to look for a developer,has housing in the northeast corner, exactly where the detention pond area is for runoff water in case of flooding. Did staff not listen to the citizens' input?

Anonymous said...

How is Commerce City fit into Denver's new Airport City development?

http://www.airportcitydenver.com/plan.html

Wes said...

I think Denver will not allow Commerce City to be part of any Airport plan!

Pro Moreno1984 said...

vote Moreno for the betterment of Commerce City!

Erin NW said...

AMAZING PHOTOS FOR THE ACHS EVENT! WOW!

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the investigation in the police department?