Monday, March 23, 2015

Jim Neighbor Supports Cronyism & Nepotism, Needs To Go

Jim Neighbor who is running for reelection as Ward I city council member has shown, by his voting, that he supports cronyism and nepotism.

First, Neighbor was one of the council members that voted to appoint Alan "The Mayor's Uncle by Marriage" to the city council to fill the seat of David Morris who had resigned.  Remember, Willoughby's appointment resulted in a KOMA violation investigation by the JoCo District Attorney, who subsequently issued a strong letter of rebuke.

Now let's fast forward to December of 2012.  Keep in mind that when Willoughby ran for a full term on the council he was soundly defeated by Mike Kemmling. Then when Dawn Kuhn resigned from the council that created a vacancy on the planning commission.  Willoughby applied for the position (on the last day of the application period).

Neighbor then voted to appoint Willoughby to the planning commission.  He was one of four council members that did this, forcing the mayor to cast the tie breaker, which put Willoughby on the commission.  If Neighbor had had any intestinal fortitude he would not have voted for Willoughby. Instead he went along with the cronyism/nepotism that was so obvious.

Now, what is really wild is Neighbor's reason for casting that vote. He claimed it would bring "stability" to the planning commission.  Read more about that here.

Ward I deserves better than that.  They need Ben Terrill to represent them.

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