According to Denver City Council's first openly gay member, Robin Kneich, the City is questioning crowning Chick-fil-A at Denver International Airport with their seal of approval, expressing concern that the company used "corporate profits to fund and fuel discrimination."
Great societies care about how they treat their neighbors and are concerned about the legacy they pass on to their children.
Recently, Lone Tree City Council voted on three intergovernmental agreements to help fund the Southeast Light Rail Extension. The overriding issue is accepting federal money for regional projects.
(LONE TREE, CO)–At Tuesday's Lone Tree City Council meeting, council member Kim Monson stood firm against social and political engineering. Calling for the removal of the "Metro Vision" from Lone Tree's updated Comprehensive Plan, which was continued from the July 7th Council meeting.
Great societies care about how they treat their neighbors and are concerned about the legacy they pass on to their children. Recently, Lone Tree City Council voted on three intergovernmental agreements to help fund the Southeast Light Rail Extension. The overriding issue is accepting federal money for regional projects. America was founded on the idea that projects benefitting a certain region be paid for by that region
You know our country is in serious financial trouble when lawmakers are considering selling a portion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to partially replenish the U.S. highway trust fund. Yet, the apparent financial distress doesn't stop the Department of Transportation from continuing to hand out millions of federal matching funds to entice local governments to either expand or build light rails under its "New Starts" program.
(LONE TREE, CO)–The latest showdown between constitutional conservativism and big government Republicanism was visible at last night's Lone Tree City Council meeting. Commenting on the $92M in federal grant money requested earlier for the Southeast Light Rail Extension, Council Member Kim Monson expressed her conviction that it is high time for elected officials at the local level to start refusing federal dollars.
As reported in the Lone Tree Voice, I moved to approve funding to secure the property needed for the pedestrian bridge, but to hold off on a vote on all other aspects of the project to allow time for adequate community outreach. My motion died for lack of a second. I will continue to watch out for the interests of Lone Tree taxpayers. Click the link to read the full article.
Council Member Kim Monson Dissents, Calling for Study
(LONE TREE, CO)–Connectivity, community and maintaining proper sequencing of the lights along Lincoln Avenue were all cited as rationale for the $6.8M architectural pedestrian bridge, complete with a large steel leaf, that was approved during the Lone Tree City Council meeting last night.
The Denver Post
A Hooters restaurant that failed to get city council approval for a liquor license in Lone Tree earlier this month succeeded Tuesday with a unanimous yes vote.
The restaurant, famous for chicken wings and scantily clad waitresses, had run into resistance at the city council's May 5 meeting. Several residents objected to the restaurant chain as less than family-friendly while a council member cited liquor license violations levied against the restaurant as a concern.
The Colorado Statesman
Lone Tree city council member Kim Monson isn’t what you’d call a Hooters regular — in fact, she’s never visited the place — but she also doesn’t think it should be barred from the city because its waitresses wear skimpy outfits.
In a recent “Letter to the Editor” in the Lone Tree Voice, the writer states, “Dissent and free speech are welcome when they address city issues and [Councilmember Kim Monson’s] dissents do not.”
In America, dissent and free speech are welcome at any time. These important building blocks are the bed rock of our society. The idea that, because we disagree, we shut down or constrict the parameters of what others say is of great concern. Fervent debate should be encouraged, not squelched.
(LONE TREE, CO)–Last night Councilwoman, Kim Monson, made the motion to approve a routine request for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License by the proposed Lone Tree Hooters Restaurant. None of her fellow council members seconded the motion, so it died. Despite Hooter’s readiness for approval, some Council members expressed a personal bias against having the establishment and its' waitresses, in their signature uniforms, serving in the City.
Earlier this week, I read an article in the Lone Tree Voice that gave me pause. It seems our city council is experiencing dissention in their ranks. Most council members offered pointed criticism directed at Kim Monson because she doesn't always agree with them. It appears they are quite intolerant of those who don't share their views.
Mayor and City Council Members in Lone Tree take on Kim Monson
(LONE TREE, CO)–In a local newspaper hitting resident's driveways this afternoon, fellow Lone Tree City Council members and the Mayor complain Kim Monson doesn't vote in agreement with them enough. The Lone Tree Voice claims that Councilwoman Monson, "often votes in opposition to her fellow council members." In reality, since becoming a Council member in 2012, Monson has cast a dissenting vote only about 15% of the time.