The Relationships of the Loveland City Council and the Loveland School Board

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Is the Loveland City Council going to become like the Loveland School Board? It seems if Mayor Bailey has her way the city council will be just like the school board - hiding facts from the public, no discussion and no dissension.

Click here to listen to our all new podcast - The relationships of the Loveland City Council and the Loveland School Board - where we look at what Mayor Bailey means when she says the Loveland City Council has mended relationships with a variety of special interests that use taxpayer money. Is a future of no discussion and no debate coming to the city council? Is it already here? Join us, won’t you?

Mentioned in this podcast is the opening statement of Council Candidate Pat Ahr, who was unable to attend last nights “Meet the Candidates” forum due to a previously scheduled family committment. Click here to read her statement. Also mentioned were emails that Ms. Ahr exchanged with Chamber Alliance President CeeCee Collins. Click here to read the email threads.

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City Council Buying More Land Via Emergency

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The Loveland City Council is about to buy more land, and they will vote to make the purchase an emergency. Again. That is nearly $1 Million dollars in land purchases done via "emergency" this year alone. $1 Million dollars of taxpayer money spent with zero taxpayer engagement.

At the candidate forum, Mayor Kathy Bailey stated that this council is fiscally responsible. Are the multiple land purchases fiscally responsible? None of this money has been budgeted. Is the proposed $7Million+ parking garage fiscally responsible? Again, not budgeted. You decide.

The next Loveland City Council meeting is this Tuesday - October 22nd, 7pm at City Hall. Let your voice be heard.

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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

Time For Loveland To Vote

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There are only a few weeks left before Loveland voters will head to the polls on November 5th. Early voting has already started and those who can’t make it to the polls on election day can vote by absentee ballot.

School levy, City Council and Loveland City Charter revisions are just a few things the voters will have to decide this election cycle. This week’s podcast is all about the November ballot issues.

Click here to listen to our latest podcast - Time for Loveland to Vote - where we breakdown everything the Loveland voter will have a chance to decide between now and November 5th. Join us, won’t you?

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RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

An Open Letter to Councilman Neal Oury Regarding the Non-Partisan Loveland City Council

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Dear Councilman Oury,

My name is Ryan Kulik. My wife and I were city dwellers who wanted to find a growing and quiet community to raise our family. Loveland had all the things we wanted, good schools, beautiful scenery, and welcoming people. I moved my family to Loveland six years ago because we fell in love with the land.

Sorry for the bad joke.

Over the last six years I have become increasingly involved with the community. I volunteer for various groups, I ride the bike trail regularly, and I have been very active in voicing my own personal opinions on the politics in our great community. Not long after your election to City Council I helped create a watchdog group known as Eye on Loveland that distributes a weekly podcast where we highlight the actions of the City Council. I also write under the byline RD, The Loveland Tattler. I pay close attention to what is going on all over our community, and I have been paying extra close attention to the 2019 municipal elections.

That brings me to why I am writing you. Recently I posted an article on this very website that discusses the endorsement of current city council candidates by the Hamilton County GOP. The article seems to have upset you. In recent social media postings you have indirectly referenced my thoughts and have championed the idea that the Loveland City Council is a non-partisan body, and it is good for Democrats like Councilman Kent Blair and Republicans like yourself and the rest of the City Council to work together in harmony. You claim that partisan politics has no place in our community’s government.

I agree with you Councilman Oury.

I do not think any political party should be endorsing any candidate in the Loveland City Council race, and I do not believe any candidate should accept the endorsement of a partisan political group. We invite partisanship into our community when the leaders of our city go out and seek endorsements for partisan groups. I for one have never voted for any candidate in Loveland who has a partisan endorsement. In my mind that means the candidate cares more about their political party than they care for the entire community. Unfortunately that means I did not vote for you in 2017 because you proudly ran as an endorsed republican, and I will not vote for Kathy Bailey or Andrew Bateman because they are the only two candidates that have actively sought partisan endorsements. Bailey and Bateman are causing the problem you speak of Councilman Oury.

So I ask you this question Neal, what can we do to stop partisan political groups from taking over our city government? Do you have a plan? I personally believe in the right to free speech granted by the first Amendment to the United States Constitution, so I do not think the Hamilton County GOP should be silenced. Nor do I think any voices should be silenced, including ones that you, or the government, may not agree with. I am sure as a fellow American you would find dissension as an important part of what makes our country great.

Maybe we could encourage our leaders to practice the collaborative form of government you champion when you advocate for Democrats and Republicans to work together. We should start by encouraging the two candidates with a partisan endorsement, Kathy Bailey and Andrew Bateman, to reject the endorsement. We can bring the non-partisan ideals of our council back when we have leaders who act in a non-partisan manner.

I look forward to your leadership on this issue Councilman Oury. Be a man of your word and ask your supporters to reject any candidate who seeks a partisan endorsement. As you claim, partisanship has no place in our community. If you did not mean what you said, and you are trying to trick your Republican friends into voting for a Democrat, well I do know quite a few Democrats in Loveland that would like to move their ideas and philosophies forward in our fantastic community. Let me know how I can help.

Sincerely

Ryan D Kulik

Loveland Resident, Taxpayer, and The Loveland Tattler


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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

When Schools Move - What Will Happen To Old School Buildings?

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This is the first podcast that Eye On Loveland has ever done by request. One of the biggest questions being asked about the upcoming school levy is, "what is going to happen to the old school buildings?"

On our latest podcast - Is there a plan for the old school buidlings? - we discuss what the school has said about the old buildings, and we speculate on what the plan means. Is the levy going to change because of any potential sale of the land? Is the City of Loveland prepared for dramatic changes in land use and infrastructure once the land sells? Join us, won’t you?

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Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland

Loveland Council Is Going To Build A Parking Garage $$$

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Does the City of Loveland need a downtown parking garage? How about one that will cost the taxpayers millions of dollars? Does Loveland have a parking problem? According to the firm that created the downtown master plan, Loveland does not have a parking problem. The city does have a traffic problem, one that is likely to get worse if the school district builds on this side of the river. Council doesn’t want to talk about that problem.

Like it or not, the Loveland City Council is moving forward on building a parking facility in the heart of downtown. This week EoL digs deeper into Mayor Bailey and council majority - Kent Blair, Rob Weisgerber, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler and Neil Oury - plans for this new parking facility. What is being said about how the new facility will be paid for, and what is not being said about how we will maintain this new piece of infrastructure in our city.

On our latest podcast - How do you solve a problem like parking garages? - we talk about the council’s decision to build a parking garage that Mayor Bailey has publicly stated is for the downtown businesses. Should taxpayers pay for parking for private businesses? Should taxpayers have to pay to park in a garage they paid to build? How is this multi million dollar project being financed? Again, Mayor Bailey has stated that the project will be paid with gas tax dollars the city is receiving from the state. Money that the state intended to be used to fix our current infrastructure needs. Why is it that politicians feel the need to spend money on new projects instead of addressing current needs first?

Please join us for a fun and spirited conversation about a parking garage. Join us, won’t you?

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Eyeonloveland.com - Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Influential.

Pamela Gross - Founder & CEO - Follow personally on Twitter @ lovelandpam

RD Kulik - Founder & COO - Hit him up on Twitter @ tattlerloveland