Surprise medical billing Surprise medical billing (SMB) places thousands of Colorado families at serious finan...
Our son’s friend Some time ago a good friend of our son paid us a visit at Christmas. After graduating from Ha...
Steve Jobs and Solomon Dear Bob, Thanks for sharing your opinion piece in the Villager on February 13th...
Arapahoe County part of history Left, right or ambidextrous, politically speaking, no one can deny that Arapah...
Believing is seeing? The common phrase “seeing is believing” captures the commonsense idea that what we believ...
Best holiday activity decision making method, why use approval voting? When your family or friend group tries...
Clarity and correcting Oct 24 Letter to the Editor submission While the results of the election will be known...
Endorsing Barnacle I endorse Libby Barnacle for Greenwood Village City Council because in the four years in wo...
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Ron Phelps is the leadership Centennial needs For the past two months I’ve been walking neighborhoods for Ron...
Surprise medical billing (SMB) places thousands of Colorado families at serious financial risk every year, and this is a risk that will be exacerbated by the current Coronavirus outbreak.
The problem is that there is little to no transparency in health care pricing – therefore it is exceedingly difficult to know for sure what your treatment is ultimately going to cost. It is frighteningly easy to seek care, especially in an emergency, only to find yourself facing overwhelming bills you never saw coming. In this current crisis, it could be even worse, and having insurance doesn’t shield you from these hidden costs.
Unfortunately, some of the “solutions” are worse than the problem, and only enrich big insurance companies (no surprise there.) They set up “rate setting”, which is a crooked system that allows the insurance companies to decide how much they will pay our doctors. To hold onto their cash, they pick the lowest reimbursement rates possible. This is especially tragic for healthcare facilities serving poor and rural communities. It is functionally no different than government price controls, and creates the same issues with shortages, reduced services, and loss of health care professionals.
Independent Dispute Resolution is a much better, free market approach to protect patients against surprise medical billing. Since it uses an independent mediator, government bureaucrats don’t need to get involved, and it doesn’t require new laws.
Many families are already near or in bankruptcy trying to pay for surprise medical bills, and this is likely to get worse. Surely, one thing Congress can do is move quickly to enact IDR.
Dear Villager, I have always enjoyed The Villager and look forward to getting each issue. I feel it is informative, interesting, and keeps me apprised of the neighborhood’s events, schools, civic matters. etc.
L. SteedGreenwood Village
Dear Bob, I just subscribed to my first online newspaper – yours. If we can survive corona virus, Sharon and I will be moving around. Easier to keep up. Now subscribe to two newspapers, yours and another. Only ones in USA worth two cents. Neither is NY Times or Wash Post. Cheers to you, my friend.
Some time ago a good friend of our son paid us a visit at Christmas. After graduating from Harvard the friend told us that he had signed up for the apprenticeship to become a journeyman electrician. We were so wide-eyed that you could have knocked our eyes off with a stick. He said that he was a communist, and this is what he wanted to do.
Apparently the union was seen, by him, as a platform to espouse his new found religion.
The next Christmas, which was last year, he came over again to see his old school buddy, our son, with whom he had gone to high school.
This time he announced that he was no longer a communist, but now a socialist. After a rather interesting discussion I said that we liked him, but there was one word in our vocabulary that he did not have in his. There is a modicum of difficulty talking this way to a Harvard graduate, however he listened. He really is a nice young man. He said, “what is the word.” I said, “incentive.” He said, politely, “I will have to think about that.”
There many other words I would like to have said, but did not, so we departed peacefully and he remains a friend to our son.
Gary A. Oakley
I want to thank you for your exemplary reporting for The Villager.
It astonishes me how many well written and insightful articles you write on a weekly basis.
Your articles are always thorough and informative. The topics and coverage of local and state political issues is invaluable to the paper’s readership.
1. I read your article about Nancy Sharpe’s meeting. One topic of vital importance to our local community that was not mentioned or discussed was fracking in Arapahoe County. It was my understanding that there was a fracking moratorium, but recently we were unilaterally told that it is now being permitted.
2. Likewise, you wrote and article concerning Bill Ritter’s work at CSU’s CNEE. Concerns about clean energy and reduced emissions were extensively discussed. However, Ritter’s work also supports natural gas as a clean energy alternative, especially to coal. Unfortunately, natural gas comes from fracking in Colorado and now Arapahoe County.
Nancy Sharpe reports an increase in Arapahoe County population if 23% by 2030. Neither Sharpe nor Ritter consider the impact of never-ending population growth and development. Ritter does acknowledge vehicle emissions as being a larger contributor to air pollution, but does not discuss the obvious causal relationship between it and population growth. In addition, there is no doubt, despite what politicians and CNEE would like us to believe that fracking has never been proven to be safe, especially in close proximity to residential communities.
It would be of interest and extremely important, if the Arapahoe County commissioners, Bill Ritter and other local and state political officials were asked some direct, tough questions about the future of fracking in CO and Arapahoe County, and their vision of future population growth and development.
What is currently happening is unsustainable, yet officials hide behind their supposed commitments to clean energy. In the business, that is referred to as “greenwashing”.
Hopefully, in the near future, you could shed some light on these issues through your excellent reporting.
Dear Bob, Thanks for sharing your opinion piece in the Villager on February 13th quoting Steve Jobs’ essay about how he did not find satisfaction at the end of his life from his success and wealth. This is a life lesson of which we should always be mindful. As human beings, we look for fulfillment in our jobs, our belongings, cleverness, or perhaps from power or pleasure. But one thing for sure, we all seek it. But Steve’s missive is not new. Someone even more wealthy and more successful reached the same conclusion over 3,000 years ago.Solomon was the son of King David and ruled Israel for 40 years through its “Golden Age.” In Ecclesiastes, Solomon reflects on his life and reached a conclusion similar to that of Steve Jobs.
As the sovereign ruler of the people of Israel, Solomon enjoyed great power and political influence. He negotiated treaties with neighboring countries and maintained mostly peaceful relations with his neighbors during the decades of his reign. Yet in Ecclesiastes 1:2 he says this about power and influence. “Meaningless! Utterly meaningless!”
Never in the history of the world has anyone had greater wealth and possessions than Solomon. His annual income was in the range of a half billion dollars per year, tax-free. In 1000 BC that was a significant income. Solomon’s net worth was in the range of $20 billion not counting his real estate holdings which included palaces, stables, gardens, parks, and storehouses filled with stuff. He owned flocks, herds, orchards, vineyards, and chariots. But here is his assessment of his wealth: “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth, is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 5:10.
Nowadays we think we are a pretty smart people, but the wisdom of Solomon is legendary. Solomon had an encounter with God, in which God offered him an envious opportunity: God said “ask for whatever you want me to give you”. Solomon simply asked: “give me wisdom and knowledge that I may lead this people”. (I wish our leaders would ask for that.) Solomon’s intellectual capabilities became world famous. People traveled for all over the known world to Jerusalem to seek the “Wisdom of Solomon.” Yet when we look at his assessment of his great wisdom we read, “What then do I gain by being wise? This too is meaningless.” ECC 2:15
Solomon became a Hedonist – a seeker of pleasure. But Solomon had the ability to pursue pleasure to a degree that few of us could ever dream of. In Ecclesiastes 2:10, Solomon says, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired.” He had the best wine, clothes, homes, and harem of 300 concubines, and 700 wives. Yet he said in Ecclesiastes 2:11, “everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind”.
At the end of his reflection, Solomon drew this conclusion: “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments”
So, as we look for fulfillment, remember the wisdom of Steve and Solomon and perhaps Saint Mark who told us to love the Lord with all your heart and soul and your neighbor as yourself.
Bob Brooks, Elder Highline Community Church Greenwood Village
Left, right or ambidextrous, politically speaking, no one can deny that Arapahoe County became part of history last week.
First-term Democrat congressman Jason Crow was elected in 2018 during a voter’s response to an unpopular president. More voters turned out in that election than ever in the history of the United States.
Now he is in one of 21 members in the history of the United States House of Representatives to present evidence to the Senate that the president should be removed from office.
Once the United States House of Representatives passed two historic Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump for allegedly orchestrating a campaign to withhold $391 million in military aid and a White House meeting for an announcement that Ukraine would start an investigation into his political rival. The first Article alleges that Trump abused his “powers of the Presidency when he solicited the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 United States presidential election. The second article charges Trump with “directing the unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House as part of its impeachment inquiry.”
Crow said of his historic appointment by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, “I love our country and what it represents both at home and around the world. My time in military service taught me that our democracy exists because men and women stand up to fight for it. It’s a belief that drove me to serve my country in combat and led me to the halls of Congress. While there is no map for the challenges we face, my oath to support and defend the Constitution has guided me for years and will continue to guide me during this trial.
“As an impeachment manager, I will approach the process with the dignity and seriousness that it deserves, and advocate for a full and fair trial. It’s my solemn responsibility to lay out the facts and give the Senate – and the American people – confidence in the process. It is the duty of Congress to protect the rule-of-law and hold the president accountable. Our democracy depends on it.”
Besides Crow, the managers are Reps. Adam Shiff (CA), Jerry Nadler (NY), Zoe Lofgren (CA), Hakeem Jeffries (NY), Val Demings (FL) and Sylvia Garcia (TX). All managers have a background as lawyers, prosecutors or in law enforcement. Crow is a lawyer and also has a national security background as an Army Ranger.
Another connection to Arapahoe County and the history of Trump is Rep. Diana DeGette preceded over the formal vote to appoint the managers and send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Jeffries was the keynote speaker at the annual Pat Schroeder Democratic dinner in 2018.
Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet are judges at the trial. The question is whether they will fairly judge the evidence that is presented at the trial, or fall in-line with their political party. Gardner is up for reelection in November. The latest polls suggest he is “underwater” and may in fact be defeated. Bennet is not up for reelection this year.
As for the public, 70 percent want witnesses to testify during the trial which started Tuesday. It will take 51 Senators to vote to approve witnesses but two-thirds of Senators present to approve the removal of Trump from office.
The common phrase “seeing is believing” captures the commonsense idea that what we believe to be true should follow from some form of credible information or direct experience. All too often in our current charged political world, we operate on this phrase flipped around, as if “believing is seeing.” That is, our preexisting political beliefs and affiliations, often infused with strong emotion, govern what information we pay attention to and accept as true. This is a very human trait that can be found across the political spectrum. A particularly good example can be found in the recent column entitled “Impeachment idiocy-what’s next?” (The Villager, December 26). The author states, as if it is a fact, that President Trump was “temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine … until he was sure that the new Ukrainian president wasn’t as corrupt as the last one …”. To my knowledge, there is not a shred of evidence to back up that statement.
In fact, what President Trump’s motivations were is an important issue that the current Congressional investigation is trying to ascertain and make clear to the public.
Another example in the same column is the statement that “When Ukrainian law enforcement began investigating this (Hunter Biden’s position at Burisma), Joe Biden threatened to withhold US aid unless the prosecutor was fired,” followed by the accusation that Joe Biden was doing the bribing. According to multiple news sources and interviews with many people knowledgeable about the situation, this is simply not true. Joe Biden was one of many officials, including those from our State Department , the European Union, and the International Monetary Fund, calling for the prosecutor to be fired because he was being too soft on the rampant corruption in the country. This was the position of the US Government. Biden’s threat to withhold funds from Ukraine was actually in the service of wanting stronger anti-corruption measures, not to protect his son. For good detailed accounts of this complicated situation, please see relevant articles in the September 25, 2019 edition of Forbes, the November 10, 2019 edition of the New York Times, or Bloomberg News on May 6, 2019.
As we all make our way through these fraught times, it is incumbent on all of us, across the political spectrum, to make sure that we are not simply accepting what our emotions or our party leaders or our social media feeds are telling us is true. For the sake of our future, we must challenge ourselves to make sure we are evaluating the best evidence possible and using good critical thinking skills to reach conclusions and to promote sound policy. This is the hard task of good citizenship and true love of country.
Thomas MichaelsGreenwood Village
“Seeing is believing” or is it “believing is seeing”? With the proliferation of fake news, particularly from previously trustworthy print and digital news organizations, what one “sees” or “believes” in the news must be taken with a grain of salt.
In a recent letter to the editor (adjacent), it was stated that I put believing ahead of seeing. The first example was President Trump “temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine until he was sure that the new Ukrainian president wasn’t as corrupt as the last one.” What do I see to make me believe?
According to The Guardian, in a 2015 article, Ukraine was indeed corrupt. They ran this headline, “Welcome to Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe.” This is when Trump was running for President and learning who he would be dealing with if he won the election.
Trump, in a speech on October 13, 2016, weeks before the election, made his views on corruption quite clear.
“It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”
It’s only logical that his Make America Great Again campaign was focused on corruption, foreign and domestic, and he wasn’t going to allow billions of US taxpayer dollars to flow to a foreign country only to enrich corrupt individuals and entities.
For comparison, recall that the Obama-Biden administration withheld lethal military aid to Ukraine, the same thing Trump is accused of, after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Washington pleading for weapons to defend his country. Addressing a joint session of Congress, he said Ukraine appreciated the nonlethal assistance it received, but reminded “one cannot win a war with blankets.”
Perhaps this was part of Obama’s “Russian reset” or “more flexibility” he promised Putin after his 2012 reelection. But I don’t recall any efforts to impeach Obama over HIS motivations in withholding aid to Ukraine. That was reserved only for Trump.
As to the writer’s second point, Joe Biden’s statement about the Ukrainian prosecutor, let’s look at the background. Biden’s son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy after testing positive for cocaine, then joined the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma in 2014. This was despite having no experience in the energy industry, not speaking Ukrainian, nor having any other qualifications to serve on such a board other than the fact that his father, the vice-president, was Obama’s “point man” on Ukraine after the Crimea annexation.
Burisma was enmeshed in corruption allegations, serious enough that Ukraine’s prosecutor general initiated an investigation into the company. Such an inquiry would likely expose Hunter Biden, receiving $50,000 per month for serving on the board with no relevant qualifications.
In a 2018 speech for Foreign Affairs, Biden bragged,
So they said they had–they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to–or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said–I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
The letter to the editor argued that Biden wanted the prosecutor fired because he wasn’t tough enough on corruption and that the US media agreed. I’m sure the New York Times, which hasn’t had a nice thing to say about Trump since he announced his candidacy, would back this perspective. As would Bloomberg News, which promised to refrain from investigating any Democrat presidential candidates.
Rather than asking a newspaper, ask the prosecutor himself, Viktor Shokin, why he was fired. According to The Hill on April 1, 2019,
Shokin told me in written answers to questions that, before he was fired as general prosecutor, he had made “specific plans” for the investigation [into Burisma] that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
That’s what I “see” and “believe” regarding Trump’s reasons for temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine compared to Biden demanding a quid pro quo from the Ukrainian president. As to Trump targeting a political opponent, there were 20 plus Democrat candidates seeking the party nomination at the time of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president. Joe Biden was one of many with no assurance then, or now, that he would be his party’s nominee.
And as to impeachable offenses, when the witnesses testifying before the House Intelligence Committee were asked to name any crimes or impeachable offenses that Trump committed, they were all silent. The State Department bureaucrats and the four liberal law professors could cite no high crimes or misdemeanors.
Despite allegations, there was never a press conference announcing an investigation into the Bidens and the Ukrainian aid was released. No quid, no quo.
Ultimately the US Senate will decide whether or not to impeach President Trump and voters will be the ultimate arbiters of “good citizenship and true love of country” next November when they cast their votes for president. I thank the letter writer for engaging on this important topic.
Brian JoondephVillager Columnist
Iran has been terrorizing and killing people for decades. They especially hate us as anyone would know by watching the frequent mass demonstrations in Tehran with signs saying “Death to America” and “Kill The Great Satan.” These demonstrations are not new and have also gone on for decades. What thinking American could not believe that Iran is our mortal enemy and wants to destroy us? This is not new and was apparent in 1979 when Iran captured and took 66 Americans hostage. Our president then, Democrat Jimmy Carter, did nothing to prevent this disaster and when the Iranians saw how weak he was they held onto the hostages for 444 days. The only reason they were ever released is that in 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan was elected in a landslide with 489 electoral votes. One of his main campaign promises was to get the hostages released no matter what. Knowing they now faced a strong Republican president, the Iranians released the hostages minutes after President Reagan was sworn in.
Since that time, things have gotten progressively worse with Iran expanding it terrorist regimes all over the Middle East. In that process their main instrument has been Quds General Soleimani who was responsible for the killing of over 500 Americans. Thank goodness President Trump took this killer out so that he wouldn’t kill again. Who could ever believe anything other than Soleimani would continue to kill Americans?
The answer to that question, of course, is the Democrat Party and it’s supporters. Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden called killing Soleimani a debacle. According to the Wall Street Journal Biden would “double down on the flawed Obama diplomacy that provided Iran with cash for its campaign of Mideast destabilization.” Of course, that cash helped Soleimani direct the killing of hundreds of Americans. Do we really want a president whose strategy is to try and buy off those people who are trying to kill us?
Democrat U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi and most of her fellow Democrats have passed a resolution saying that President Trump must get permission from Congress to fight back against Iran. Huh? Can you imagine our commander -in-chief asking Congress for permission to protect Americans from an imminent threat? That request would be in the newspaper the next day and by the time Congress discussed it, hundreds maybe thousands of Americans would be dead. Do we really want another 9/11? Are we ok having Democrats like Pelosi trying to stop the president from protecting us?
One Democrat, U.S. House Representative llhan Omar even went so far as to say that “Iran could threaten Trump hotels world wide” which could cause more American deaths. Do we really want someone like this in the U.S. House who highlights the possibility of Iran killing more Americans when they travel?
Incredibly, the Democrat party and their possible candidates for president have been against taking any action to protect Americans from attacks by Iran. Not one of them has offered up a plan to deal with Iranian terrorism that threatens not only Americans, but the entire Middle East. Thus the Democrat party has become Iran’s most important American asset and will become more valuable if the Democrats get complete control of our government. Let’s hope the American voters reject such cowardice as they did in 1980 when they overwhelmingly elected Republican Ronald Reagan. God help us all if voters don’t reject the appeasement of terrorists by the Democrats.
Charles NewtonHighlands Ranch
When your family or friend group tries to decide on a holiday activity, how do you do it without causing more stress? Will you go to a holiday market to see the lights, or go ice skating? What about the mall, or snowshoeing?
Usually, the decision is made through a show of hands, letting everybody vote for more than one activity if they want to. How and why does this method, also known as Approval Voting, work better than our current politically divisive, brutal, single vote per person method?
Too often with a single vote, the voter has to be strategic with their precious vote – avoid wasting the vote on a spoiling “loser”. If you can only pick one, and you want an outdoor activity, you might go with skating instead of snowshoeing. If you still need a gift for Aunt Martha the mall might work better, but you might be willing to join the fresh air folks and go to the outdoor holiday market.
With more than one vote, the voter can endorse the moderate center consensus activities AND express a true preference that may not have others’ support.
People also can reach consensus by eliminating “extreme” alternatives. But if we eliminate others’ preferences rather than advocate for our true preferences, we get stuck in the rut of the mediocre. We do the same old boring safe activity and never discover something new.
Maybe this is the Holiday Spirit – build consensus rather than trying to eliminate what we consider to be undesirable extremes. I urge you to use Approval Voting this holiday season. Happy holidays!
Unlike the Clinton impeachment, which convicted a Democrat president of committing perjury (which is a crime), the current impeachment has relied on the magician’s sleight of hand to try and convince the American people that another crime has been committed. U. S. House leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has started the show by authorizing head wizard, Democrat Adam Schiff, to have exclusive star chamber interviews with supposed “witnesses” about a well publicized phone call that President Trump made. These interviews, which included a secret whistleblower, were closed to Republicans. Also, according to the WSJ, Schiff obtained phone records, perhaps illegally, on Republicans and a journalist so he could further this attempt to find something, anything that would prove his case. This was much different than Clinton’s impeachment where the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee praised the Republicans for conducting a fair and bipartisan impeachment.
These magical proceedings produced the desired result of finding grounds to impeach Trump. They, of course, have no connection to the U.S. Constitution which says in Article II section 4 “The president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” This standard is not met by the “trumped” up fabrications conjured up by the Democrat leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives.
However, Pelosi’s and Schiff’s magic spell has successfully hypnotized most of their fellow Democrats. This spell has been able to blind many Democrats as to what the Constitution actually says and has captivated all the Colorado U. S. House Democrats, including my representative, Jason Crow. Sadly, I believed his campaign line that he would not become a Pelosi clone and would be able to think and act independently. Not. Hopefully, all thinking Coloradoans will remember their representative’s vote come election time.
Thank goodness there are still a lot of thinking Americans who will go to the polls next year. At that time let’s hope they bring down the curtain on the Pelosi magic show and all those who engaged in this historic flop.
While the results of the election will be known by the time this is published, and nothing that I can write will make a difference in that campaign, it is still important to correct the record when someone gets it wrong. And the submitter got it all wrong in his Oct 24 Letter to the Editor (Oct 24; Stuart Brann, “Clarity for Candice Moon”).
There is so much mistruth and inaccurate information given, that I must presume that the writer’s attempt to provide “clarity” isn’t intentional libelous, but instead that Mr. Brann is just confused or received bad information when he talked to the Moons.
Here are two points on how much Mr. Brann statements are wrong:
1. Mr. Brann has the “employment” scenario all wrong. First, in 2007, I was fully employed. Second, my wife was never hired by nor worked for Mr. Moon’s company, MBJ, Inc. There was no “mutual acquaintance,” who asked Mr. Moon to employ either of us.
2. Mr. Moon’s company wasn’t in business in 2007 because it was dissolved in 2005, later reformed in 2010, and then shown delinquent in 2012 (according to SOS filings; company ID 19941086807).
Finally, it should be understood that Mr. Brann is an active supporter of and has financially contributed multiple times to Candice Moon’s 2015 and 2019 campaigns. So, based on the number of his inaccurate statements, I choose to believe that Mr. Brann is either confused or received bad information from the Moons.
Ron PhelpsGreenwood Village
I endorse Libby Barnacle for Greenwood Village City Council because in the four years in working with her on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, I have found her to be interested, knowledgeable, articulate and honest. She works well with Councilmembers, Village Commissioners as well as city staff and communicates well with and advocates for the citizens she has been appointed to represent.
Steve GoldmanGreenwood Village District 2 resident and current Planning and Zoning Commissioner
Brian has served the City of Greenwood Village for six years and has held positions on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BOAA) and the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z). This experience has provided him an opportunity to understand City processes and develop working relationships with a number of departments. I have worked with him on P&Z for over a year while he provided effective guidance to the Commission as its Chairman. During this period Brian has reviewed and administered a number of development cases while demonstrating a fair and balanced approach. He understands the key priorities of the Comprehensive Plan and has worked to maintain and enhance Greenwood Village. I strongly support Brian’s candidacy for City Council.
Rich EastonMember P&Z Commission
Steve GoldmanGreenwood Village District 2resident and current Planningand Zoning Commissioner
“We believe you will be a strong advocate for the fire service of Aurora” (October 2, 2019) – The Aurora Firefighters Protective Association has announced their endorsement of Curtis Gardner for Aurora City Council At-Large in this November’s municipal election.
In a statement, the Local 1290 Board said “On behalf of Aurora Firefighters Protective Association Local 1290, we are pleased to inform you that you have been endorsed in your race for Aurora City Council Member At-Large. After careful consideration, we believe you will be a strong advocate for us and our brothers and sisters in the fire service.”
Curtis Gardner has made public safety a priority issue in his campaign for City Council, along with economic development, quality of life and transportation issues.
“I am humbled and honored by the endorsement of the Aurora Firefighters Local 1290,” said Curtis Gardner. “When I am on City Council, I’ll be an advocate for the men and women of Aurora Fire Rescue in working to ensure they have competitive pay and the appropriate training & equipment to serve Aurora residents.”
Curtis Gardner has now been endorsed by the Aurora Firefighters Local 1290, the Aurora Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 49 and the Aurora Police Association.
For More Information, please contact:
Curtis for Aurora, email@example.com, www.curtisforaurora.com
Jimmy AllenAurora Firefighters Local 1290, Goverment Affairs
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