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Ed Miklus: Confused by reports

I’m a little confused. On page two of the Thursday’s Steamboat Today, reporter Matt Stensland states: “City Council members did not make any motions or take any votes after the executive session.”

On page 5 of that same paper, an article indicates that the city of Steamboat Springs “named” a consultant at $150 per hour, no maximum dollar cap was indicated, to investigate the Rae/DelValle situation. So how did that happen? How was that taxpayer-funded expenditure authorized?

Incredulously, Ms. Hinsvark then states that the consultant was recommended by the city’s insurance company. Isn’t it absurd to have an insurance company with a vested financial interest in the liability outcome of a case recommending the investigator?

Further, why hasn’t a request been made of State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s office to conduct the investigation? As chief law enforcement officer of the state, such an investigation would be in the purview of her responsibilities and at no cost to the taxpayers of the city of Steamboat Springs.

As Alice in Wonderland said: “Things get curiouser and curiouser.”

Ed Miklus

Steamboat Springs

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