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Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Complaint against my city council representative

My city council representative, Jeanne Robb, sends out an email newsletter once a month called "E-talk in 10", 10 being District 10 in the City and County of Denver. The last issue promoted an event for the Democratic Party in relation to the upcoming convention. Since the newsletter is funded with tax dollars, I filed an ethics complaint with the Denver Board of Ethics. They will screen it on 4/24 to decide if it is covered by the Code of Ethics.

UPDATE: Here's the text from the newsletter:

Upcoming Democratic National Convention Events

Cinemocracy Film Festival in Partnership with Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee The Denver Film Society (DFS), is pleased to announce the creation and launch of the Cinemocracy Film Festival, an open source film festival coinciding as an official event of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. All films submitted via free upload will be judged by the online public and the top 10 will be screened at a free public event in Denver during the week of the 2008 Democratic National Convention (August 25-28). The online short films should address the topic of “How do you define democracy?” Submitted films can be up to five minutes in length and can be uploaded from March 1 through July 15 to Voting will remain open until August 1.

Write to Lead Essay DNC Contest Throughout history, political party conventions have played a key role in determining our nation’s leaders. We know young people in Colorado have big ideas about what makes a good leader and where our country is headed – and with the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver fast approaching, there’s no better time to give voice to those big ideas. To find out how to enter your essay in the Write to Lead contest, log on to The deadline is Friday, April 18, 2008 and winners will be announced the week of May 19th. Finalists will serve as ambassadors to their assigned delegations throughout the summer, and two Presidential Winners will be invited to attend the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Travel and accommodations will be provided for the Presidential Winners and their guardians. In addition, each Presidential Winner will be awarded a new laptop computer to aid with future writing projects and have his or her essay published in full.


This electronic newsletter was prepared by Councilwoman Robb and her staff in her office on city computers. Therefore, it was paid for by taxpayer dollars.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Jib Jab! Vote MCain

I'm from Racine Wisconsin and my aunt lived in Durango before she died a couple years ago. I remember the first time driving thru the mountains on a twisting road, and I've never seen caution signs that look like a sidewinder snake. Also the watch for falling rocks sign was interesting, and seeing the guard rail destroyed by the previous rocks was like a crap shoot.

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