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Entry for October 18, 2007
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Eric Kronwall, Ft. Collins Realtor of the year and campaign manager for past Ft. Collins City Council races has funded a group in Loveland to fight against Measure 2C.  See the story at LovelandPolitics.


Are they that cynical that they believe Loveland residents will post a sign in their yard claiming to "Keep Loveland Local"when the sign is paid for by a man who lives, works, and votes in Ft. Collins?


Ballot measure 2C will limit campaign contributions to candidates for local office in Loveland to $100 per contributor and prevent corporations and trade unions from also funding races for myor and city council.


Will the campaign have an impact on you either way?


 

2007-10-18 20:57:31 GMT
Comments (14 total)
Author:Anonymous
Did anyone read the Loveland Reporter-Herald story about this group on today's front page? How can the reporter miss the fact a group calling itself "Keep Loveland Local" is funded by out of town interests?

I would not have known this except for LovelandPolitics. Like Jan yellling at her fellow councilors I would not have known because the paper didn't cover that either.

I already voted for 2C so their campaign is too little to late. And besides, what do they mean by Keep Loveland Local? I thought it was the Council trying to expand our city boudries not measure 2C. I thought 2C dealt with campaign finance.
--Bob
2007-10-18 21:37:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I agree, they want to sound like no-growthers maybe. Anyway, the measure will certainly pass (everyone I know voted for it already) so their money and effort will not be well spent.
--Kyle
2007-10-18 23:05:40 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I just read the Rocky Mountain Chronicle article on Loveland's election. Wow, these guys will probably go down hard.
--Don
2007-10-19 18:50:20 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Thanks - it figures the funding from Ft. Collins will not be covered in the Herald. Not surprised one bit.
--Carl
2007-10-20 03:46:16 GMT
Author:Anonymous
When I signed the petition for 2C, they said they were not trying to stop growth, just be sure it is being planned properly and was in the best interest of the citizens of Loveland not some developers or real estate companies. And, yes I voted for it, have not found anyone that voted against it.
Sorry the two from Fort Collins voted against it. Oh, I forgot they are not from here so they can’t vote against it.

Gil43
2007-10-20 04:13:42 GMT
Author:Anonymous
When I signed the petition for 2C, they said they were not trying to stop growth, just be sure it is being planned properly and was in the best interest of the citizens of Loveland not some developers or real estate companies. And, yes I voted for it, have not found anyone that voted against it.
Sorry the two from Fort Collins voted against it. Oh, I forgot they are not from here so they can’t vote against it.

Gil43
2007-10-20 04:14:19 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Negative remarks about the Reporter-Herald? That means you HATE the newspaper. Careful, now. You might be censored since neither this blog or the editor of the Reporter-Herald believe in Free Speech.
--Dylan
2007-10-20 14:58:12 GMT
Author:Anonymous
A suggestion for everyone: Grow up.

The Reporter-Herald is not a respectable or credible newspaper, and the blame and responsibility for that goes to the editor, whomever that is today.

This blog was relatively respectable and credible when it first started, but no more.

Grow up. All of you. Everyone. If you have a question or concern or complaint for an elected official or someone running for office address it to them. Calling the RH Line or posting a comment here is a waste of time and effort because your inquiry is not going where it should go. If you present a question or concern or complaint to an elected official or someone running for office and they do not give an answer in a reasonable period of time that should be reason enough to look elsewhere for representation.

Smearing them like the Reporter-Herald does by way of made-up comments in the RH Line is not a grown-up thing to do, which should tell you everything you need to know about the Reporter-Herald. Coming here and doing the same is no different.

Grow up. All of you. Everyone. Electing a given person to office in the United States of America is a truly amazing and unique thing and should be cherished and respected and honored, and should not be reduced to something resembling a grade-school yard brawl.
--Michael
2007-10-20 17:45:16 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Ummm please don't censor comments. Keep this forum open and edgy. The reason so few people care sometimes about local offices is some people still believe what their 5th grade teacher taught them about local governemt. I would rather be called ignorant by my own Councilman here than have it said secretly behind closed doors while throwing me fake compliments in public. No thanks, give me real people and politics any day. Michael, you are apparently not familiar with the politics of our founding fathers like Benjamen Franklin who not only wrote in various pen names but was quite edgy in his comments.
--Telly
2007-10-20 21:42:16 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Did you guys see the Reporter-Herald today? They have a letter to the editor from a LOCAl realtor against Measure 2C. Yeah! The Board of Realtors found one resident finally against Measure 2C.

Anyways you fellows should do another piece on this as well. He is a Century 21 Agent who talks about being local but fails to mention he is also a real estate man. If there isn't nothing wrong with being a real estate man how comes these fellows like Doug and now Kurt Albers are so afraid to say what they do?
--Albert
2007-10-20 21:46:53 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Because they know their opinions will be ignored since they have a vested interest in building more houses. You know, if they were smart they would stop lobbying for so many new houses and let values rise again on existing homes instead of continuing to fall. That way they could sell less houses for more money. I wonder if they can figure out their hourly wage would go up instead of down as with all the discount and shotty new construction going up around town?
--Betty Boop
2007-10-20 21:52:03 GMT
Author:Anonymous
If Mr. Albers were an honest man he would write a letter to the editor of the Herald more like this.

"I am writing this letter to trash the efforts of local residents trying to reform local campaign financing since one of those large special interest contributors to local campaigns, the Board of Realtors, put a call out to all their members in Loveland to deafeat measure to 2C.

As a realtor who lives and works in Loveland, I am hoping you will ignore the city's best interest in favor of the special interest group Board of Realtors. If you do, Ursula and I will gain important status among our peers for having defeated the efforts of our neighbors, friends and clients to bring local control and integrity back to Loveland's City government.

As my website always says "Houses for Sale in Colorado." Let me help you..."

Thank you"
--Kathy
2007-10-20 22:04:26 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I already voted for 2C. They seem to be doing too little too late. Until I looked at this website (just found it on Google) I never saw one of these signs only signs favoring 2C. Maybe the people funding the No 2C campaign have signs in their yards in Ft. Collins. I don't go up there very often.
--George
2007-10-22 23:33:17 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I just checked the final filing for no on 2C and nobody else gave money except the Ft. Collins realtor. Ha!

I think I read somewhere else that Greg Snyder claimed they had other contributors from Loveland so your coverage was wrong. Well, I guess those guys are chumps because the letters to the editor (like Century 21's Humpal) claimed the anti-2C was a grass roots local effort. You guys were right as rain AGAIN while everyone else in the media was reporting the B$%##$t. By the way, the passing by 70% also proved Humpal is a chump. The realtors were the only ones trying to stop the campaign finance reform for Loveland.

The National Board of Realtors' 4th and final ethics code is

4. Be truthful in all communications with the public.

I wonder why that Remax (remember the California Commission Junkie)guy who was posting here, Humpal and the Ft. Collins realtor Kronnwall (who funded the "Keep Loveland Local Campaign) can break this rule and still be realtors?

They are all a bunch of chumps and Loveland finally has contribution limits. Oh geeeez, maybe the Board of Realtors will have to give those $1,000 checks to orphanages or community youth sports instead of McWhinney monkeys running for City Council. Besides, that will also help them to follow ethics rule 4. since all their national ads claim that supporting community acitivities is what they do anyways.

--Katty
2007-11-08 20:33:43 GMT
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