City Council shouldn’t funnel 
taxpayer funds to the chamber

Monday, the new Grand Junction City Council members, as their first act, voted to restore city funds to the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. Given the fact that the previous council…




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“Impetuous?”  I think you have the wrong “I” word. The new mayor’s wife is a member of the Chamber board.  Other members of the new crop of Councilors were board members themselves.  The “I” word you were reaching for was “incestuous,”  not “impetuous.”  There was no inexperience here.

One bright spot in all of this—now that Brainard, one of the Chamber’s hand picked candidates, has lost his job at Weststar, Grand Junction has the only homeless (he is forbidden by court order from going to the house he owns) and jobless Councilor. Maybe homelessness and jobs creation will actually become issues important to the local government! (Removing tongue from cheek now.)

His protection order was amended a week or two ago to allow him back into his home.  His victim has moved out.

Er, “alleged” victim.

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