Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez acknowledged during the May 16, 2017 council meeting that he tried to contact Loveland Municipal Judge Joneson regarding a matter between the City of Loveland and Loveland resident Larry Sarner the night before she was going to make a decision about hearing the case.
Loveland’s city attorney successfully prevented Sarner from filing his case in municipal court by having the court clerk refuse his paperwork, when he appealed directly to the judge, who was apparently unaware of the matter, she agreed to provide him a hearing the next day.
Mayor Cecil Gutierrez and Mayor Pro Tem John Fogle then scrambled to warn their colleagues about the judge’s decision and the pending hearing. Gutierrez also left a message on the judge’s answering machine that is being preserved for a potential investigation by the Larimer County District Attorney.
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