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CDOT IN TOTAL DISARRAY ( Colorado )
Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2019 | Charles C. Bonniwell

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 .

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at glendalecherrycreek.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; cdot; colorado; corrupt; democrats; disarray; diversity; grossincompetence; highspeedrail; highspeedtrain; highspeedtrains; ignorant; incompetence; jaredpolis; johnhickenlooper; leftist; michaellewis; multiculturalism; pera; polis; shoshanalew; tolerance; unqualified
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1 posted on 10/31/2019 8:23:18 AM PDT by george76
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To: MileHi; dynachrome; Balata; backspace; bboop; Benito Cereno; BulletBobCo; bravo whiskey; Carley; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


2 posted on 10/31/2019 8:24:09 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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I live in Colorado. It has been taken over by Leftist.


3 posted on 10/31/2019 8:26:30 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: george76

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.


4 posted on 10/31/2019 8:27:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: george76

They spent $110 to build new office buildings but they prefer to build bike paths over roads.


5 posted on 10/31/2019 8:28:38 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: taxcontrol; All
I live in Colorado. It has been taken over by Leftist.

Get out! I lived in Denver 47 years, from 1965-2012, when I moved to Alabama. Don't miss it at all, except for the skiing!
6 posted on 10/31/2019 8:30:40 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Washington D.C. has become the enemy of free people everywhere!)
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7 posted on 10/31/2019 8:33:25 AM PDT by sevlex
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To: from occupied ga
Well Colorado y’all voted for it - now enjoy it.

I didn't vote for any of this crap.

8 posted on 10/31/2019 8:40:16 AM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: george76

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.


9 posted on 10/31/2019 8:42:18 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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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.


10 posted on 10/31/2019 8:43:21 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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Sounds like a good plan.


11 posted on 10/31/2019 8:46:27 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MileHi
I didn't vote for any of this crap.

The joys of majority rule. The innocent suffer along with the fools who asked for it.

12 posted on 10/31/2019 8:47:59 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: george76

Mooch thought it would be another Cbicago style featherbed job.

Colorado didnt.


13 posted on 10/31/2019 8:53:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: taxcontrol

If true, chaos expected.


14 posted on 10/31/2019 8:58:20 AM PDT by Karoo
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It’s true.
Only 2 years after Colorado democrats inflicted us with their idiotic gun control in 2013, violent crime in Denver went up 71%.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/26/495460107/fbi-violent-crime-rose-slightly-in-2015-murders-up-nearly-11-percent


15 posted on 10/31/2019 9:08:32 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: from occupied ga

It’s the CA transplants who have voted for this nonsense. CO used to be a nice place to live.


16 posted on 10/31/2019 9:46:39 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: george76
what you’d expect from a gov org that posts distracting road warnings that sounds like personal social media jokes


17 posted on 10/31/2019 9:52:27 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (A Time For War?)
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To: george76

Things like this is why I left Colofornia………


18 posted on 10/31/2019 9:55:26 AM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: george76

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.


19 posted on 10/31/2019 10:11:59 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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CDOT has avoided transparency for decades and their highway construction costs are vastly higher than counties independent of CDOT.

Their current offices are a virtual Taj Mahal.

This latest move will only expedite Colorado's race to be more leftist than California.

20 posted on 10/31/2019 10:12:31 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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