Don Marostica's History of "Public
Service"
The Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone
(former Loveland City Councilman now State House District
51 Rep. as profiled in LovelandPolitics Archived Page)
During his time on the Loveland City Council, Don Marostica was able to benefit his company in different ways through his
own "public service."  We call him the "self licking ice cream cone" because Marostica not only lobbied the Council to benefit
various development projects but actually  obtained a blanket waiver from the conflict of interest laws but other times he
pretended as though he didn't even know his own limited liabilty company's customers and associates.

On June 1, 2004 the Loveland City Attorney informed the Loveland City Council in a written memorandum that Marostica
requested a "waiver" from City Code Section 2.14.015 that prohibits a member of the City Council from having a "substantial
financial interest" in any contract with the City.  LovelandPolitics.com has obtained a copy of that document from City records
that you can review here online.  
City attorney memorandum of June 1, 2004. If you would like to read the resolution language,
click here.

According to City of Loveland records, the City Council (including Marostica) subsiquently passed a resolution allowing
Marostica's company to receive money from Loveland for his own project, Boise Village.  That contract gave Marostica's
company a subsidy by paying them a "20%" increase in the size of the streets and infrastructure associated with the project.

One of Marostica's companies, Loveland Commercial, advertises that their extra-ordinary access to the "public" process is
why they can do things other companies cannot.  You can go to their website
http://www.lovelandcommercial.com/company.html (sorry - this webpage was removed by Loveland Commercial, LLC
following the posting of this story)
and read it for yourself.  As of June 2006 the site still advertised Marostica as a City
Council Member and talks about his "excellent rapport" with City of Loveland staff and Planning Commission - apparently
available to partners and clients.

Marostica also sought and received exemptions to the conflict of interest laws to vote on street improvements benefiting Taft
Carlisle, LLC among other general exemptions we still haven't reviewed.

The Waterford Apartment Debacle - Marostica's Vision
(later phases of the project have now gone bankrupt)

When the multi-million dollar developer, Brisben of Ohio, asked the Loveland City Council to ignore (or give-up) over
$600,000 in city fees for the Waterford Apartment project, Don Marostica spoke in support of the last minute request to help
the project come together.  What he failed to disclose to the public and possibly some of his colleagues, was the fact he started
the Waterford Apartment project and is the one responsible for developing the land.

When a member of the public protested to the fee waiver because of Brisben's poor reputation in other communities,
Marostica asked for more information while exchanging emails with the Loveland resident at the break.  LovelandPolitics.com
has a copy of an email Marostica sent the individual which said "I will be doing some research on Brisben over the next few
days and will respond to you once I am complete."  The information that follows indicates Marostica knew very well for whom
he was carrying water in Loveland City Hall.

In fact, Marostica was still (according to Sec. of State records) the registered agent for TCM Place LLC, an entity that still
owned outlot A of the devepment.  Marostica was also the registered agent for TMC Waterford Place LLC, which, according
to County records, sold the property to a Brisben entity only months before the Council Meeting where Marostica pretended
not to be familiar with the developer.

Researching the Larimer County Records, LovelandPolitics.com has put together a
map from those records demonstrating the
complicated web of how Brisben, over time, purchased the Waterford Apartment project from Marostica's entities.  It doesn't
take a genius to conclude Marostica may have used his Council position to promise fee waivers, subsidies and general support
for the project by using his "excellent rapport" with City Hall which he advertises on his company website.  The property's
value was increased significantly after Marostica successfully had the land re-zoned and subdivided.  Brisben apparently got a
good deal since he seems to have bought not just the now higher value property but an advocate on the City Council as well.

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Read what others are saying about
Marostica's "public service."

1.  The VERY CREDIBLE nationwide taxpayer
watchdog organization Colorado Chapter,
Colorado Club for Growth
Click here to read
their press release

2.  The Political Blog RossPutin also slams
Marostica by stating, "He has apperantly used
his time in office on the Loveland City Council
to get favors and enrich himself."
Press here to read the report
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