Below are the emails on Loveland’s City Council account regarding the bizarre candidate for city council Howard Dotson and his correspondence with Councilman Krenning. It is important to note who on Loveland’s City Council apparently supports Dotson; Mayor Cecil Gutierrez, Joan Shaffer, Rich Ball and Leah Johnson.
From: Ward I – Troy Krenning <Troy.Krenning@cityofloveland.org<mailto:Troy.Krenning@cityofloveland.org>>Date: March 30, 2017 at 7:03:02 AM MDT
To: Howard Dotson <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>Cc: City Council <CCouncil@cityofloveland.org<mailto:CCouncil@cityofloveland.org>>, Temp CCMAIL <TEMPCC@cityofloveland.org<mailto:TEMPCC@cityofloveland.org>>Subject: Re: HNS and City of Loveland
To be perfectly clear, I do not consider you a colleague.
In the future, please remove me from your bizarre, self promoting and nonsensical messages concerning HNS. I may volunteer to represent HNS in my capacity as an attorney in defending them against any of your frivolous claims.
My representation will be pro bono and thus it should not create a conflict for me in my role as a city councilor but I will let the City Attorney assist me in making that call if it comes to that. I’m sure you can understand this request in an effort to avoid any potential conflict of interest.
Aside from HNS, please remove me from any future emails concerning your so-called community good will messages. I have heard from several in the community that feel intimidated and harassed by you and your “ministry.”
I find it laughable that the guy flipping off the federal government and trying to create a safe space for illegal aliens, in violation of federal law, is the guy whining about HNS alleged failure to comply with federal law. Hypocrisy?
Thank you for your understanding.
Sent On Mar 30, 2017, at 5:49 AM, Howard Dotson <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
Glorie Magrum has until Mon April 3rd 5 PM to write a retraction and apology for the slander she committed on Jan 4th in City Council email. If this does not happen, I will be taking legal action against her and HNS for slander and defamation.
I have tried to work with HNS and their board quitely but instead of being a good faith partners in conflict resolution, they tried to do an end run and meet with my church board without me present.
Revision of HNS Bylaws
I affirm Mayor Pro Tem Fogle’s recommendation.
There should be a stipulation for any additional funding from the City of Loveland to HNS. To be compliant with Federal guidelines for nonprofits receiving Federal funding, HNS needs to revise their bylaws so no more than two members of their board are affiliated with the same congregation.
HNS does not have adequate ecumenical representation on their board.
I shared this concern with them in Sep 2016. Rev. Joel Pancoast has applied to be on their board and an email appeared to be attempting theologically vet a pastor of a founding HNS church who has served in Loveland for 8 years.
Noncompliant with Federal ADA Laws
I shared my concerns with HNS leadership about their noncompliance with Federal ADA laws. They refused to meet with me.
I have referred these ADA concerns to CREE (Civil Rights Education Enforcement) in Denver. April 10 we should know the status of their investigation.
Last winter, I had to assist 3 female homeless residents getting to Mckee Medical Center during the cold snap in Dec. All three homeless females had been turned away from the cold weather shelter. I had 137 homeless clients calling and asking me to assist with two of the cases. To my knowledge, no referrals were made to Larimer County APS. I’ve asked APS to pull up their call log to verify this assessment.
This break down in protocol and compliance with ADA guidelines increases the risk that one of our homeless residents with disabilities could die from exposure.
As our elected officials, I wanted you to be aware of these concerns as you proceed in June with allocating Federal funding to HNS.
There needs to some reassurances that HNS will take some corrective actions to ensure compliance with Federal laws if they are to receive Federal funding.