Mayor: Brainard acted as classic abuser amid departure from council

Grand Junction Mayor Sam Susuras said Tuesday ex-City Councilor Rick Brainard displayed the classic signs of a domestic abuser upon leaving office by blaming others for his problems and…


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Thanks go to Jess Coleman for keeping the spotlight on domestic abuse and Anne Landman for keeping the spotlight on the role played by the Chamber.

The Chamber never would have sponsored such an event had these two women not kept reminding people that we had an abuser on City Council thanks to the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. It is a good thing that they reacted with a seminar that might help some of those victims. Hopefully they will also do a bit more vetting before promoting candidates in the future. Better yet, stay out of the candidate business other than to lobby elected officials for business friendly laws.

We have the highest level of domestic violence fatalities in the state? Could it be that the local culture of guns has anything to do with that statistic?

What a bunch of phonies.  The Chamber and Council President Susuras (he’s not the mayor, see Article V of the City Charter)are falling all over themselves, trying to find redemption by talking the talk.  But when it was time to walk the walk, where were they?  They were nowhere to be found, concerned only with their political power. 

It’s going to take a lot more than a workshop to rehabilitate these phonies.

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