Maybe 7th Congressional District GOP nominee Ryan Frazier is just a busy guy. Currently serving on the Aurora City Council, Frazier has been absent or late for half the meetings held in the past two years. Of the last 53 meetings, Frazier has missed 16 and been late for an additional 10. The other nine members of the board have missed a combined 19 in that time.
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The Aurora City Council voted Monday night to offer insurance benefits to same-sex partners of city employees after agreeing to add coverage for opposite-sex domestic partners to the proposal. The benefits expansion — at an estimated cost to the city of $100,000 annually — passed on a 7-3 vote with opponents voicing concern about the cost to the city, which is facing multi-million dollar shortfalls this year and next.
The City of Aurora, Colorado’s third-largest, decides Monday night whether to offer insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners of city employees.
The question could be contentious, as a budget deficit estimated from $6 million to $12 million has the city of 300,000 tightening belts at every turn. Some opponents say the roughly $50,000 annual cost to add the benefits is a luxury the city can’t afford. Others say the city can’t compete for employees without joining the 20 other municipalities across the state offering domestic partnership benefits. The 11-member City Council has discussed the measure at committee meetings and study sessions but remains divided, ushering it to Monday’s formal meeting on a 6-5 vote. Tonight, we’ll be live-blogging the debate and posting the result as it happens. Please join the discussion in the comments section below.
The Aurora City Council plans to consider Monday night whether to offer insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners of city employees. A slim majority of city council members voted the measure ahead two weeks ago, with some arguing it is essential to attract the best employees. But vocal opponents questioned the proposal’s cost and asked whether the move would run afoul of Colorado’s constitutional definition of marriage.
After delaying the question a month ago, the Aurora City Council moved one step closer to offering insurance benefits to same-sex partners of city employees Monday night, the Aurora Sentinel reports. At an informal City Council session, council members voted 6-5 to consider the proposal at a formal meeting and decided to hold off discussion of the contentious issue until then. Some city decision-makers have questioned the constitutionality of the proposal or argued it was too expensive when the city faces drastic budget cuts, but advocates argue it’s essential to attract the best workers to the city.
The Aurora City Council put off considering whether to add benefits for same-sex partners of city employees Monday night after one council member raised a series of questions about costs and another asked the city to determine whether the benefits might run afoul of a state constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Lawmakers in Aurora, Colorado’s third-largest city, plan to discuss Monday night whether same-sex domestic partners will be added to the city’s definition of family members, which would extend benefits to gay and lesbian partners of city employees. “It’s a best practice in the employee benefits world, and it’s a benefit we should be offering to our employees,” Councilman Larry Beer told the Colorado Independent on Monday.
A voter-mandated increase in police officers is taking the brunt of the blame for another round of tough budget cuts — perhaps up to $15 million — in Aurora next year. But an effort to revisit the formula was pulled for lack of support.