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Commissioner Comments

Commissioner Daneya Esgar has inaugurated “Commissioner Comments,” a periodic release of videos and other information of interest to the Pueblo County community.

Latest Issue:
February 27, 2024, Reminder: Town Hall This Thursday. Click here.

Previous Issues: Click here.


Press Releases

Pueblo City Councilor Sarah Martinez Censured for
Using Dem Resources to Help Heather Graham

Anna Lynn Winfrey
Pueblo Chieftain
Published Jan. 18, 2024

Pueblo City Councilor Sarah Martinez faced censure from Pueblo County Democrats who alleged she took Democratic voter data and software and used it to help Heather Graham, the Republican mayoral candidate running against Democratic incumbent Nick Gradisar... Read the Pueblo Chieftain article here.


COMMISSIONERS ORTIZ, GRIEGO CENSURED, REMOVED FROM COUNTY DEM CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Over efforts to recruit and elect Republican Candidate to join them on County Board

OFFICIAL STATEMENT:
(July 19, 2022)
Representing a political party as a candidate or officeholder is a privilege, not a right. Unless choosing to seek election as an Independent, our current process for selecting individuals to seek an elected position demands consensus among affiliated voters who believe their candidate best represents their values.

County Commissioners Garrison Ortiz and Epimenio Greigo have betrayed the trust of thousands of Democrats who granted them the ability to carry the banner of the Democratic Party." ...

Read the full text here.


Bennet, Hickenlooper, Polis Welcome Nearly $46 Million for Colorado Transportation Projects

August 10, 2022

Funding Comes From the Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program, Created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Jared Polis welcomed $45.8 million for three Colorado projects from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. The funds are part of this year’s $1.5 billion in RAISE grants from the Bipartisan Inflation Law.

The Westward Three project in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle will receive $24.2 million; the Rio Grande Intermodal Transportation Project in Alamosa will receive $4.7 million; and the West Side Connector Project in Pueblo will receive $16.8 million. Read the full text here.