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What’s up, Times-Call?

Still playing at power in his shrinking web?

Somebody over there is on a mission. Is that you, Deanie? I understand that you’re still in charge. While I’ve seen much that I would describe as improvements since Prairie Mountain became your boss. I suppose we won’t really see a “change we can believe in” until your time is up at the newspaper.

Back to the issue of the moment.

It appears that certain members of the Longmont community have hired you, reporter in tow, to serve as their lobbying firm, or at least their publicity agent. Come now, don’t scratch your head. It’s your first real flashback to the old Times-Call ways since the paper changed hands. (By the way, where’s dad?)

OK, OK, here it is. Or should I say, here they are?

“Push on for Longmont-based district”
Three local layers have joined the call for a state panel to put most of Longmont into a single state House district when new maps are drawn for the Legislature’s House and Senate. (John Fryar, 07/17/2011)

“Local lawyers urge adoption of a Longmont-based House district”
Three local lawyers have joined the call for a state panel to put most of Longmont into a single state House district when new maps are drawn for the Legislature’s House and Senate district (John Fryar, 07/16/2011)

“Longmont-area critics of current legislative map take beefs to reapportionment panel”
A contingent of Longmont-area residents urged the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on Monday to correct last decade’s mistakes in creating state House Districts (John Fryar, 7/12/2011)

“Longmont Chamber of Commerce complains about House boundaries”
The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce has urged the Colorado Reapportionment Commission to include most of Longmont in a single House district in the state Legislature (John Fryar, 7/12/2011

“Reapportionment panel hears from Longmont-area critics of legislative map”
A contingent of Longmont-area residents urged the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on Monday to correct last decade’s mistakes in creating state House districts (John Fryar, 07/12/2011)

“Reapportionment panel charged with remapping state legislative districts”
The 86,270 people counted as living in Longmont in the 2010 census have once again made the city too large to fit within a single Colorado House district. (John Fryar, 07/08/2011)

“Longmont chamber may seek a voice in redrawing political boundaries”
Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce members are looking into possible ways to ensure that this community’s interests will be considered when congressional and sate legislative districts are redrawn(John Fryar, 01/08/2011)

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Some of these are duplicates.

Yep. Times-Call wanted to be sure you didn’t miss it; so on some occasions they posted the article online on two separate days with two different titles and IDs.

Lest you think there is some groundswell of support for the Chamber/Longmont-one-seat agenda, keep in mind that those who showed up to “testify” at the Colorado Reapportionment Commission are Chamber members and/or sympathizers, as are the emailing “three local attorneys,” one of which is the Chamber president (Rick Samson).

It has been pointed out to the Chamber that Longmont is much more than the Chamber and its member businesses. But that’s a Chamber irrelevancy and is only given lip service when the Chamber is otherwise embarrassed.

If you like that Longmont has TWO Colorado House representatives instead of ONE, if you want to keep it that way, if you think that your voice is every bit as important as the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, then the Reapportionment Commission needs to hear from you, too. You can reach them by email at: reapp2011@state.co.us