|Loveland's Independent News Source
|True Costs of Faking Blight
| Lost on Centerra
Loveland Councilman Steve Olson
revealed during a January 2018 council
meeting that he believed the City of
Loveland is collecting the full city sales tax
of 3% in Centerra instead of the 1.75% the
city actually collects. In fact, so sure of
himself the councilman interrupted
Loveland Mayor Jacki Marsh in an
embarrassing attempt to correct her.
Even more appalling, Councilman Steve
Olson shouted "what is the relevance"
when Mayor Marsh asked Troy McWhinney
about the $188 million of public debt
Centerra has already accumulated.
Claiming that was "none of our business"
Olson revealed his ignorance to the fact
McWhinney is not responsible for the
public's debt they accumulate on behalf of
the "public" entity of Centerra for which he
has oversight responsibilities.
Recruited by his friend Don Overcash to
run for city council, Steve Olson has voted
100% of the time with Overcash who he
regularly tries to follow in the sequence of
making comments and voting.
According to state law, Olson is one of the
nine member Loveland City Council
responsible for providing oversight of the
Centerra Metro Districts.
|Loveland City Councilman Steve Olson