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The predatory strategy of Walmart is underway in Arvada and Wheat Ridge. The Walmart SuperCenter in Wheat Ridge at Youngfield and I-70 is closing July 7, 2017 -- permanently. Word has it that the Arvada Walmart Neighborhood Market at 64th Avenue and Indiana Street is also closing on July 7,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Quality Arvada
Arvada for All the People - Public Meeting Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:30 PM Arvada City Hall - Anne Campbell Room (By Police Department entrance) 8101 Ralston Road Guest Speaker: Brad Evans of Denver Fugly on the current state of architecture and development in the Denver metro region. Those considering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Quality Arvada
Hillary Clinton's campaign spent twice as much as Trump's ... yet the bragging, boorish, self-aggrandizing 'billionaire' was able to successfully paint Hillary as the out-of-touch elitist. That's how bad was the candidacy and campaign of Hillary Clinton. So, what happened?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Dave Chandler
We Are Citizens Who Support Responsible Government Spending Without An Increase in Taxes You are invited to an open discussion on City of Arvada 2016 ballot issues: 2G Sales Tax Hike 2H Government Operated/Sponsored Internet Sunday October 23, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Library in Old Town Arvada 7525... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Quality Arvada
In the main, I’m not voting on issues when it comes to candidates in 2016. My meta-principles for my balloting decisions this election are based on the candidate’s honesty, forthrightness, and my perception of how committed they are to reforming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Dave Chandler
By Dave Chandler For my Republican friends all I can say is that if Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States this November you can pat yourselves on the back for a job well done … because you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Dave Chandler
By Dave Chandler I was born before the space age ... about a year before the launch of Sputnik. The Russians putting the first artificial satellite in orbit around the Earth changed everything, It became a national policy to encourage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Dave Chandler
By Dave Chandler UPDATE! FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe Laptop may contain thousands of messages sent to or from Mrs. Clinton’s private server (Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2016) As federal agents prepare to scour roughly 650,000... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Dave Chandler
The most anti-environmental and taxpayer exploitive thing that has happened in the Denver region in the past twenty years is FasTracks. Yesterday’s Sunday Denver Post reports just the latest example of this: ‘Transit-oriented development chugging down the A-train tracks’. Six... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Dave Chandler
The Panama Papers scandal highlights how corporate welfare cheats working American taxpayers. And ... the Arvada city council through Arvada urban renewal gave-up $6 million tax dollars so Walmart could build here. Meanwhile ... our streets? Walmart hid $76bn of assets in foreign tax havens, new study claims | The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Quality Arvada
In Arvada the Urban Renewal Authority (AURA) is not about 'renewing' genuinely blighted and unmarketable sites ... it is about using the power of government and the dollars of taxpayers to make development deals. In Arvada, AURA is all about manipulation of the free market by government for the private... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Quality Arvada
The great irony for many residents and politicians of the oil patch is that we heard from many of them in 2012 that Pres. Obama was bad, bad, bad because of the high price of gasoline ... better vote for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Dave Chandler
Caucus System is Merely Voter Theater by Russell Weisfield Guest Commentary Much has been made of what the results of the primaries and caucuses thus far mean. Too little, however, has been made of the stupidity of the caucus system.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Dave Chandler
Walmart’s Imports From China Displaced 400,000 Jobs, a Study Says | New York Times - December 9, 2015 Imports from China by Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer and biggest importer, eliminated or displaced over 400,000 jobs in the United States between 2001 and 2013, according to an estimate by the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Quality Arvada
Arvada for ALL the People, a grassroots group of concerned residents advocating for Integrity, Transparency and Diversity in our city government, recommends the election of the non-incumbent, challenger candidates for Mayor and City Council in the municipal election of 2015. Visit our booth at the Arvada Harvest Festival and meet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Quality Arvada
Arvada Urban Renewal Authority Incompetence Ought to Put the Whole Project in Doubt The notes from the board of directors meeting of the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority meeting of Wednesday, September 2, 2015, reveal the usual incompetence and lack of oversight that has come to define this government agency. Of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Quality Arvada
Published in the print edition of YourHub/Denver Post for Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hilton Hotel Scheme is a Bad Deal for Arvada Taxpayers by Dave Chandler There are four big reasons why the Arvada Urban Renewal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Dave Chandler * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, June 19, 2015 Chandler for Arvada Mayor (Arvada) Dave Chandler, well-known and long-time community advocate, is a candidate for mayor of Arvada. "I am confident that Arvadans want to keep our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Dave Chandler
It is up to $6,000,000 in Arvada government tax subsidies to put Walmart into the Arvada Plaza. Of course, this comes as no surprise, Walmart is notorious for being a king of corporate welfare. Sadly, the Arvada city council and the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority have been only too happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Quality Arvada
Parade Acrylic on canvas. 40.5cm x 50.5cm Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Le Chaundeler
Walmart continues to have a tough time ... maybe because they keep pushing themselves into places where they are not wanted. Taking government tax handouts and subsidies also isn't very endearing to average Americans. Never forget, of course, that arrogant government agencies like the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority and the... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Quality Arvada
"Crimes like shoplifting have spiked significantly since the Walmart opened within Lakeside in 2013. The need for a police presence has caused a shift in law enforcement focus." Drivers of Sheridan Boulevard may welcome the relief from Lakeside's infamous speed trap -- but understand that the reason noted above tells... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Quality Arvada
These are the kinds of business practices that are so at odds with the values of Arvada enterprises. We believe in fair play; we believe in the rule of law; we believe in real, genuine free markets. We aren't comfortable with a $6,000,000 tax subsidy to an extremely profitable corporation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Quality Arvada
Like the proposed Walmart in the Arvada Plaza, it's all about corporate welfare. Less money for schools ... so that a private, for-profit developer can get a big tax rebate. Thanks for nothing Arvada Urban Renewal Authority. In today's Denver Post -- more on how Arvada Urban Renewal diverts tax... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Quality Arvada
UPDATE! Arvada mayor, Marc Williams offers a retort of the 'Hilton Handout' article in the Arvada Press for Thursday, March 5, 2015: "A positive AURA". My rejoinder: In neither of the articles I wrote that have been published about Arvada... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Dave Chandler