As we begin the second half of the year, a number of important topics are going to be addresses by the elected official in Weld County. Our new calendar page lists several of them, but in this brief summary, we add a little more detail. July 10 will be a very busy day, potentially. First,
People United for Responsible Government (PURG) is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization formed to improve and promote the responsibility and transparency of elected officials of Weld County, Colorado. PURG is multi-partisan and welcomes discussion with and participation by all Weld County residents.
Zoning. What is it? Why does it matter? How does it affect people? One of the most important tasks of government at any level is managing land use. By controlling what uses are approved at a location, a jurisdiction can cause orderly development or chaos. On the one hand, it’s important to respect the right
With those words, former Weld County Commissioner Julie Cozad sought to excuse her vote to pay herself over $12,000 as reimbursement of her legal fees. She incurred these fees while fighting the ethical violation complaint that was brought against her in 2017 because she allegedly violated the gift ban in Article XXIX of the Colorado
As a working scientist who was employed in “high tech” for over 30 years, I don’t have much patience for unsupported rhetoric. I strongly support using all available evidence for decision making, so when politicians tell us to “don’t worry, be happy”, my warning antennas go up and I go into “alert mode”. And, I
Below are the proposed amendments to the Weld County Home Rule Charter, along with some comments for and against the proposals. These 9 items were the result of efforts by the 2018 ad hoc Charter Review Committee of which I was a member. (NOTE: The PRO/CON statements are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the