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CrossCurrents is a TV program that provides a public forum for a
balanced and fair discussion of
controversial issues facing the community.
Moderated by the League, and produced by the City of Fort Collins, the program features panelists with differing points of view on issues in our community, county, state, region or                                               country. 

CrossCurrents programs are taped before a live audience six to eight times a year and replayed on FCTV and online.

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Fort Collins

Metro  Districts:  Who Benefits? Who Pays?
January 23  7 pm
Fort Collins City Hall
Video will be available on YouTube



Ross Cunniff, Fort Collins City Council member

Jacki Marsh, Mayor of City of Loveland

Bill Ankele, Esq.  White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron

Michael Valdez, Director of Policy, Special District Association of Colorado



·         What is a metro district; how does it differ from a planned unit development or a home owners association?

·         Why would a developer prefer a metro district to a planned unit development?  

·         What is the city's or county's  role in approving and/or administering a metro district?  What is the responsibility of those in the metro fees/taxes, participate on boards or committees?  

·         What benefits and problems have occurred in Colorado cities and counties but especially in Loveland/Fort Collins and in Larimer County?

·         Are there issues of transparency for those in a metro district?

·         How can the problematic issues be corrected or should the law allowing them be changed?

Current Trending Programs 

death penalty
What is Happening to the Death Penalty in Colorado? 

Eliminating the Death Penalty is a likely topic in this year's Legislative Session.

"For more than 150 years, Coloradans have been deeply divided about the death penalty, with regular questions about whether it should be expanded, restricted, or eliminated. It has twice been abolished, but both times state lawmakers reinstated the contentious punitive measure. Prison administrators have contributed to this debate, with some refusing to participate in executions and some lending their voices to abolition efforts. Colorado has also had a rich history of experimenting with execution methods, first hanging prisoners in public and then, starting in 1890, using the "twitch-up gallows" for four decades. In 1933, Colorado began using a gas chamber and eventually moved to lethal injection in the 1990s."
Review, The  History of the Death Penalty in Colorado by Michael Radelet, CU Colorado Arts and Science Magazine

Video:; What's Happening to the Death Penalty in Colorado?

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