EDITORIAL ON COUNCILMAN’S CONTEMPT – BOB SCHILLING DENIED TO HIS COLLEGUES TUESDAY NIGHT THAT HE WAS HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE TOWN OF BOONE

Pueblo Councilman Bob Schilling
DECEITS FAVORITE ROLE IS PLAYING THE VICTIM PER THIS QUOTE AND COUNCILMAN SCHILLING PLAYED IT WELL AS HE SHOWS CONTEMPT FOR HIS FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS, PUEBLO TAXPAYERS AND BOONE
By Jenny Paulson / Southern Colorado Independent Magazine
We have confirmed and are about to break a series of formal stories about how Schilling and perhaps others from the City or County have been meeting officials in Boone without the consent of Pueblo City Council. There are written minutes from Boone town meetings in which Schilling was discussed conversing with the mayor and others about the possible inclusion into the County of the town of Boone and more. Minutes say he even offered to attend an official town council meeting. 
 
Pueblo Councilman Bob Schilling
Pueblo Councilman Bob Schilling

Schilling’s continued discourse with County Commissioner Sal Pace regarding promoting the idea of combining the City and Council is out of control enough, but the talks with Boone are flat out unethical. Schilling played the “victim” well Tuesday night. He denied having interactions whatsoever with Boone leaders. Schilling behavior is considered an ethical violation by an elected official since he isn’t an at large representative of the City of Pueblo, voted in by the majority in the entire city, he was voted in by District One. In his interactions he isn’t representing the wishes of his district, nor is he representing the wishes of the Council, or taxpayers who have the right to know.

 
In our initial research we found that only about a dozen cities and counties have combined in the entire US. Thus even the concept has nothing to do with following trends in government. When the city-county combination was in the process in Denver, surrounding communities boycotted the City of Denver and incorporated because they didn’t want to be a part of the City and County of Denver. Later on Denver officials became entrenched in controversy over DIA land in ways that involved complete conflicts of interest by those who owned the land, including elected officials. Some are speculating similar alternative motives in Pueblo. 
 
We are just beginning research on the story, and know that Boone borders the Chemical Depot which will be privatized after completion of the cleanup project. Nearby are thousands of acres land that developers might have an eye on including a developer from California who was at Council about six months ago talking about this huge and maybe last tract of land that might be turned into a type of Pueblo West new development. We aren’t against development or progress here, and Pueblo is bound to grow because of the great cost of living, climate and amenities, but we are against an elected official representing of City interests, taxpayer interests and any quiet activity going on that locals in Boone locals especially have the right to know about.
 
In Schillings case we might consider the difference between deceit and contempt – contempt is the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn – disregard for something that should be taken into account – the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers. Let’s consider that Mr Schilling might be in contempt rather than just exercising deceit. Certainly he has been disregarding his own colleagues and the wishes of this town by even attempting discussions as such and more so that conversations with the County are continuing without a real in depth look at how the City and the County, and towns impacted would benefit from even the idea of incorporating. Boone locals are replying to this story submitted by a long time Boone resident, upset at Schilling and Pueblo, and wondering if there is more to the City and County’s interest in Boone. 
This is just a quick post about our breaking story for Southern Colorado Independent Magazine, being launched this month to provide alternative news coverage on issues that the mainstream media isn’t covering. 

Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.

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Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.