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|Loveland Councilwoman Refuses to
Resign; After Leaving Ward II
|Loveland Councilwoman Joan Shaffer, right, being sworn-in
alongside her then husband Mark Shaffer.
I have pretty reliable information that you no longer
live in your ward. Before I ask the City Attorney and
City Clerk to assist in determining your place of
residence I'd like to simply ask you to share your
current address and confirm that you reside in your
This information is now coming from several sources
and will likely become a rather public issue very soon.
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On Jul 7, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Ward II - Joan Shaffer
Troy and Council,
As stated previously, I live on W 10th. I have
intentionally left my specific address out of this
venue. The last time I shared where I lived with a few
members of council, within 12 hours my personal
address was posted on a local blog, replete with
"posters" that police and legal council raised concern
for my safety. I will no longer take that risk. I have
registered my residential address as necessary on
Thanks for alerting me of the threat.
Loveland City Councilor, Ward II
On Jul 8, 2017, at 8:19 AM, Ward I - Troy
Joan I'm not sure what "threat" you are talking about.
You have elected to make make this a public issue by
including others in what I had hoped would be a
simple and discreet request.
Clay, and others, I have been provided direct and
convincing evidence that Joan resides in the 1300
block of East 6th (I will not disclose actual address as
a courtesy), a home outside of the ward Joan was
If that is true, and I'm convinced it is, Joan is
disqualified from serving on the City Council and any
action she takes (and has taken) compromised the
integrity of the Council and the City.
The home addresses of City Council members are a
matter of public record. I've never heard of any
member of the Council who refuses to provide their
home address, which of course is a requirement to
run for and continue to hold a council seat.
If Joan is a victim of crime then she can avail herself
of the protection of our police like any other citizen,
and she should. But the excuse that she can keep
secret her address because her last address ended
up on some "blog" is a little shallow.
I am registering an official complaint that Joan Shaffer
is no longer qualified to remain on City Council due to
her living outside of her ward.
I request the City Attorney and City Clerk investigate
this complaint and provide the address of Joan
Shaffer's "residence" to me and anyone else in the
public who requests it.
I also believe Joan Shaffer should be prohibited from
participating as a member of the city council until this
investigation is complete.
Clay, if you need something more formal to begin and
investigation please tell me what you think you need.
If my complaint needs to be made in a public session I
am willing to do that.
I have had three citizens contact me about this issue.
I'm happy to share more about what I know although I
doubt it is necessary.
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