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Record Levels in Local Governance
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|"If that is the direction we are
going to go I can guarantee
you I will get my voice heard
early and often"
Mayor Cecil Gutierrez
"You can rest
panties are not
in a twist"
|Partisan Divide - Censored Loveland
Councilman John Fogle, who is
registered as unaffiliated and not
currently running for office, sent a letter
to the Loveland Reporter-Herald
regarding the partisan affiliation of his
colleagues and other candidates for
Loveland's City Council.
Editor Jeff Stahla refused to print the
letter unless Fogle agreed to edits that
would remove the partisan affiliations of
the various candidates and instead use
terms like "conservative" or "liberal."
An important objective of Mayor Cecil
Gutierrez and Councilwoman Joan
Shaffer in their campaigns has been to
promote their Democratic Party
cradentials to like-minded Democrats
while maintaining a bi-partisan
appearance in the general media due to
the large number of Republicans in
While LovelandPolitics agrees with the
sentiment that local elections should be
non-partisan, we cannot agree that the
Editor should try and accomplish that
goal by censoring his readers by refusing
to print the complete and accurate
content of their letters.