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Old 05-30-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: The 719
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If his city planner job was so wonderful, why did that position sit dormant for two or three years?
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Having a "strong mayor" is just another way to let one guy, financially backed by ????, run wild with your city, regardless of voter expectations. I see nothing wrong with Pueblo's council set up. You have several council members who are elected (hopefully) from various precincts, who then pick their leader and hire a city manager. To me that is very accountable to the people, much more so than one character who is owned by who knows what vested interests.

Having a strong mayor isn't going to magically cure any city's problems, and may make them worse. Believe what you want.

Let's all get back to the topic; Jerry Pacheco, who seems to have proven himself worthy of BEING FIRED.
Yeppers, we got derailed alright!

Anyway.........back to Jerry.

He serves at the pleasure of our wonderful city council, they in turn, serve at our pleasure. By allowing him to get away with his behavior they become parties to it. Kinda like enabling an alcoholic.

Something needs to be done. Sure, we can all sit around and wait till the next election, frankly it's our only choice. But, in the mean time we need to do a little research into who we need in office, not who looks good on paper.

Maybe with the right people we will have what we need to address some of the more pressing issues that we only pay lip service to now.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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If his city planner job was so wonderful, why did that position sit dormant for two or three years?
It's wonderful for him, just look at the perks.

My favorite is his being given $7000 to move across town.

Has no one ever heard of U-haul?
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Hi. My name is Jerry and I'm an alcoholic.

HI JERRY!

So what's worse? The leading story in the Saturday Chieftain or the fact that half of the County Commissioners backed him and his every move?

I had a boss who said it best... "Give em enough rope..."
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Talk about self destructive behavior. There has to be something going on in his personal life to cause him to do this in such a short time. I feel bad for the guy and I hope he solves whatever is bothering him.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The 719
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...and I hope he solves whatever is bothering him.
Ummm... cheap Vodka?

His soon-to-be ex-wife has got to be gloating bigtime now... scissors and Pueblo Chieftain in hand... working on her scrapebooking skillz.

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Old 07-11-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Looks like he may really have an alcohol problem and may have had it for some time.

I personally can respect the guy as a fallable human being and agree he should be gracefully and mercifully be given a shot... to recover himself... if he claims his condition, owns it, fesses up to it, takes responsibility for it, and decides whether or not he's willing to take the actions and professes his willingness to step down off his high horse, accept the help he needs, and to submit his will to those who can help.

Meanwhile, let's take a look at those who knew of this and watched it happen.

He needs grace and mercy. He was wrong. He did bad things. He is accountable and responsible for things he did... drunk or sober. But neither the public nor the City should carry the burden for his past, ongoing, or future bleepups... including wreckage of his past. Let's help him and pray for his health and soul, but let's punish his pocketbook. Move him back to the bottom of the hill and give him the leeway to climb back if he will.
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