Getting what you pay for So it seems we will now have in Westminster, at a cost to taxpayers of about $250,000, an election to recall Councilor Jon Voelz. This comes after a city-wide petition drive …
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Getting what you pay for
So it seems we will now have in Westminster, at a cost to taxpayers of about $250,000, an election to recall Councilor Jon Voelz. This comes after a city-wide petition drive that gathered just three more than the minimum number of signatures required after many were thrown out.
Many signatories were told - and believed - that the petition was to lower water rates, (which will not, in fact, happen), but the drive’s real intent was to dismiss a councilor who was not even on City Council when the rate vote was taken.
Many of the so-called `water warriors’ have declared that their action is not political and defend their right to over-water their properties in a water-stressed region at a minimal cost.
In reality, in Colorado and across the country, the right-wing has adopted the recall strategy when it cannot affect legislation through normal democratic means. If still unconvinced, know that Voelz’s opponent in the recall election is Bruce Baker, the most obstructionist right-winger Westminster has ever seen.
If this is what voters want, they will get the best city government that money can buy. But the city will be the worse for it.
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