Hey Brighton, how about some trivia?
QUESTION: What do these 14 world-class cities have in common?
- Ziębice, Poland
- Washington, D.C.
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Nashville, TN
- Los Angeles, CA
- Las Vegas, NV (VIVA!)
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Colorado Springs
- Charlotte, NC
- Baltimore, MD
- Austin, TX
ANSWER: They’re all cities that Mayor Ken has visited on the PUBLIC’S DOLLAR!
He’s enjoyed some of these places, like Ziębice, Poland, Vail and Breckenridge MANY times over again. Not bad for 6 years of public service!
In fact, our jet-setting mayor is pacing to take at least one publicly-paid trip every three months, for the entire six years he’s been involved in Brighton government. Mayor Ken loves his perks.
Now, even while facing a RECALL election, and while the rest of our elected officials will be discussing the highly charged and oh-so crucial water rates for the 3rd time, Mayor Ken is away, on the public’s dollar, in HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA this week!
HOORAY! It really does pay to be Mayor!
Yet, what’s maybe even more troubling, is that he’s knowingly missing a very important City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, where the Council will discuss and vote on issues like that pesky backflow and cross-control program for utilities (remember that letter you got in the mail recently about potentially unsafe drinking water?), water rates (we think that’s a pretty important issue during this Recall election), water rights and the first annual review of the City Attorney – 1 of just 3 people who report to the Mayor and Council.
The City Council originally planned to take action tonight to lower our water rates, but Mayor Ken had them put that off for an entire month so that he could head out on his publicly-financed vacation.
He’s even choosing to miss an Executive Session where he would be briefed by the City Attorney on some apparent litigation that Brighton is facing. What a leader!
Is Brighton’s business so rubber-stamped or so unimportant that Mayor Ken would miss the first annual review for one of the most crucial positions in the entire city government, just so he can travel to another country on the public’s dime?
And this is the mayor who claims to “Bleed Brighton”?
He sure does. He bleeds us dry.
BONUS ROUND: Did you know that Mayor Ken already has a city-provided trip scheduled to enjoy the beautiful San Antonio, Texas Riverwalk just days after the November 5 election. Please join us to make sure he won’t be making that trip on the public’s dollar!