Skip to comments.CDOT IN TOTAL DISARRAY ( Colorado )
Posted on 10/31/2019 8:23:18 AM PDT by george76
Crony Bidding And Gross Incompetence Reign..
At a time when Coloradans are desperately pleading for improved and new roadways the agency in charge of the same, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is mired in the greatest crisis of its long-storied existence .
In December 2018, Governor Jared Polis appointed 35-year-old Shoshana Lew as his new Executive Director, a history major .. She replaced Governor Hickenlooper's appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience.
Lew's primary qualification .. was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a favor - find a job for Shoshana Lew..
Lew is considered by some as an example of how the .. well connected can use their positions to secure favored treatment in .. government.
While originally intending to .. become a history professor .. Almost magically, although in her 20s with no experience, she entered the Obama administration and soon became a senior advisor at the US Department of the Interior ... With no financial background whatsoever, she next was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of transportation
After a controversial one year reign as Chief Operating Officer for Rhode Island Department of Transportation, she was appointed Executive Director of CDOT in December 2018 by Governor Polis - a job, according to CDOT employees, she was wholly ill prepared for
She likes bike lanes, big buses, walking paths, light rail, and electric cars.
Are our darn roads even on her list?
The answer is, of course, no. She is a history major with no background in engineering or construction management.
CDOT has had a massive exit of its top personnel, all of whom have left once they became eligible for early retirement with PERA benefits.
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I live in Colorado. It has been taken over by Leftist.
What to always expect from Democrats when they’re in charge. Corruption, nepotism and gross incompetence along with a total lack of accountability. Well Colorado y’all voted for it - now enjoy it.
They spent $110 to build new office buildings but they prefer to build bike paths over roads.
I didn't vote for any of this crap.
Vote woke, things get broke.
Leftists just expect things to be handled by someone competent while they focus on their feel good social justice warrior agenda. And why not? It’s worked for them their whole lives.
I’ve retreated to the far western slope, the last holdout of sanity other than ranching communities scattered about.
Good luck, flatlanders, I feel for ya’ll. I haven’t heard a good word about Denver in years, but I sure hear a lot of bad ones.
Next up, a bicycle in every garage and skateboards for the homeless.
Sounds like a good plan.
The joys of majority rule. The innocent suffer along with the fools who asked for it.
Mooch thought it would be another Cbicago style featherbed job.
If true, chaos expected.
Only 2 years after Colorado democrats inflicted us with their idiotic gun control in 2013, violent crime in Denver went up 71%.
It’s the CA transplants who have voted for this nonsense. CO used to be a nice place to live.
Things like this is why I left Colofornia
Probably doesn’t matter that this incompetent fool is in charge of CDOT. Now that car-haters are in charge of the State no money will be spent on roads anyhow.
Their current offices are a virtual Taj Mahal.
This latest move will only expedite Colorado's race to be more leftist than California.
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