Durango City Council

Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc announces retirement

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who has served as the city’s top administrator for more than a decade, announced this week he plans to retire early next year. The announcement came Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How’s the city manager doing? Councilors seek public comments

Just one comment. That’s all the feedback Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said he’s gotten from the public in the 11 years he’s run the city, at least through official channels. City Council wants...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second ethics complaint filed with city of Durango

An ethics complaint was filed this week with the Durango Clerk’s Office, the second allegation of wrongdoing in less than a month. The two complaints – one filed Aug. 2 and the second submitted...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango utilities commission to oversee spending on streets

Durango voters approved a sales tax increase earlier this year with a few conditions, as stated in the ballot language, including one that spending of the new tax dollars be reviewed by a resident...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango denies request to view ethics complaint

The Durango Clerk’s Office on Friday denied a Colorado Open Records Act request to review an ethics complaint that was filed last week, saying the document is privileged and confidential. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice wish list for Durango spending priorities

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said a “record number” residents showed up Thursday at City Hall for a preliminary budget meeting with a collective wish list for municipal spending. More than half...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Dozens of area residents are asking the Durango City Council to set a goal of powering the city with 100% renewable energy by 2050, even if there isn’t a clear path to achieve the objective....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council drafts job evaluations for top officials

Durango’s city manager may soon be under a more watchful eye as the City Council mulls dozens of evaluation criteria for the municipality’s top administrator. Five city councilors identified more...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics complaint filed after Durango city manager’s real estate deal made public

An ethics complaint has been filed with the city of Durango, but the details of the complaint have not yet been made public. The City Clerk’s Office received the complaint via mail Friday. Deputy...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness divides Durango City Council

Two recently elected city councilors pushed their colleagues to answer a question some members of the community, city government and civil rights groups have been asking for years: What role does...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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