Posts Tagged ‘Adams County Commissioners’

postheadericon Election 2014: Adams County Commissioner Races

This year is arguably one of the most critical elections at virtually every level of government we have seen in a very long time.  At the county level, an expansion of the Board of County Commissioners and the occupants of those new seats are going to be critical to the county’s future.  Residents need to […]

postheadericon Adams County officials, administrators enjoy plush mountain retreat

In recent years residents of Adams County have been told a lack of money is the reason behind cuts in services and additional “fees” being unjustly imposed on them.  When you’re an Adams County elected official or administrator however, the supposed lack of money matters little when a nice taxpayer-funded mountain resort junket is possible. […]

postheadericon Breaking: Adams County Commissioners set to endorse sheriff’s jail cap

The wrangling around Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr’s unilateral imposition of a cap on municipal inmates at the county jail continues as the Board of County Commissioners announced this morning it will break its trust with the public and endorse the cap. Last week five municipalities filed suit against the county and the sheriff’s office […]

postheadericon Adams County cities file lawsuit against sheriff, commissioners over jail inmate cap

Five Adams County cities are suing the sheriff and county commissioners over the much-maligned cap on the number of municipal inmates that has jeopardized citizen safety. Aurora, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton filed the suit in district court on Wednesday.  The suit names Sheriff Doug Darr and the members of the Adams County […]

postheadericon ADCO quick hits: FasTracks, airport management, 2014 elections and more

I have been off the radar in recent weeks as I took a bit of a sabbatical from writing following the always hectic election season.  That however doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention.  Here are some thoughts on recent happenings in Adams County: Adams County seizes control of Front Range Airport: The board of […]

postheadericon Violation of Colorado Constitution with ‘rain tax’ to land Adams County in court

With the majority of the Adams County Board of Commissioners dedicated to imposing a stormwater “fee” on residents in unincorporated areas, residents filed suit this week to stop the illegal tax.  Naming Adams County and the Board of County Commissioners, the suit alleges that the county’s imposition of the “fee” violates the Colorado Constitution’s TABOR […]

postheadericon Adams County cities throw down the gauntlet over county jail limitations, threaten lawsuit

Fed up with being forced to turn loose criminals rather than sending them to jail, area municipalities sent a powerful letter to the Adams County Board of Commissioners alluding to a possible lawsuit if the jail is not restored to full operation immediately. “We can no longer accept the ongoing rejection of municipal defendants who […]

postheadericon Slap down: Adams County Commissioners repeal ‘free speech area’ following citizen outcry

Adams County Commissioners Eva Henry and Chaz Tedesco have been forced to step back from their unconstitutional restrictions on citizens’ right to free speech.  Today the Board of County Commissioners chose to rescind their recent implementation of ‘free speech areas.’ In a laughable statement announcing the about-face, Board Chair Eva Henry is quoted as saying, […]

postheadericon Adams County’s shame over “free speech zones” goes national

The shocking actions of Adams County commissioners Chaz Tedesco and Eva Henry to limit the First Amendment rights of citizens has now drawn national attention.  The unprecedented and reprehensible restrictions including establishing a small “free speech zone” are being highlighted on a national news website. Under the headline, “Colorado county limits free speech to a […]

postheadericon Police chiefs warn citizens’ safety threatened by Adams County sheriff’s jail cap

For over a year-and-a-half municipalities have dealt with the jail inmate cap instituted unilaterally by Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr and the Board of County Commissioners.  County government has ignored pleas from the cities to fix the problem and now local police chiefs say citizens’ lives are at risk. At a press conference yesterday chiefs […]

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