Poor decisions made by Clint Folsom that were NOT in the best interest of our town and our residents!
1. While running for Mayor back in 2014, Clint Folsom emphatically wanted to connect our Superior’s trail system to Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge. Our Mayor Pro-Tem Sandy Pennington came to the rescue, brought in environmental experts and stopped Clint Folsom’s poor decision to connect Superior’s trail system to Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge. Not only that Clint Folsom did not serve in our best interest with his poor decision, Clint Folsom does not care about the health, safety and the well being of our Superior Residents.
2. This year, when our Town Board voted in favor of filing additional lawsuit to block opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Clint Folsom was given a second chance to do the right thing, but once again, Clint Folsom failed to do the right thing, failed to serve in the best interest of our town residents and voted against the rest of the Town Board’s decision to file additional lawsuit to block opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Clint Folsom once again did not serve in our residents’ best interest with a repeated poor decision. This further proves that Clint Folsom does not care about the health, safety and the well being of our Superior Residents.
Decisions made by Clint Folsom that served in the best interest of DEVELOPERS!
1. Prior to becoming Mayor, while serving as the Chairman of our Town’s Planning Commission, Clint Folsom was instrumental, supported and led the giveaway of $145 million in TIF (Tax Increment Financing) to developers of STC (Superior Town Center). Many of our Town Residents and Advocates have witnessed Clint Folsom wearing the developer’s T-shirt in support of the developer and celebrated the $145 million TIF giveaway.
2. In Clint Folsom’s 2014 Mayoral Candidate Profile in the Boulder Daily Camera, Clint Folsom admitted proudly that he was indeed development-centric and developer-driven. “The 157-Acre Superior Town Center development project spurred him to run for Mayor.”, Boulder Daily Camera.
3. Mayor Clint Folsom signed off on grading plan to excavate into Residential Buffer (Tract H) blaming Town Staff for his own mistake which have cost our Town $500,000 in restoration costs. “Superior Mayor Clint Folsom said he signed off on the plan unknowingly, without thoroughly reading the document.”, Boulder Daily Camera.
4. Mayor Clint Folsom lead the vote to give away Northern 25 feet of Tract H. Mayor Clint Folsom gave away Open Space to the developer of the STC (Superior Town Center).
5. Mayor Clint Folsom allowed the developer to put forth first FDP for STC (Superior Town Center) without requiring the FDP to include landscaping plans for Tract H. FDP Landscaping Plans for Tract H was required by Ordinance 98-0-7.
6. Mayor Clint Folsom led the discussions and evaluation for our Town to potentially purchase and operate the 130,000 square foot Lakeshore Athletic Club facility located in Broomfield. Again, going against the wishes of majority of Superior Residents, Mayor Clint Folsom wasted an estimated $35,000, plus Town staff time and Town resources to explore an unpopular failed pursue. Below are Town Residents’ thoughts/ comments/ concerns on Mayor Clint Folsom’s failed Lakeshore pursue.
a. Why is our Town of Superior pursuing the acquisition of a rec center facility in the City of Broomfield?
b. There are plenty of rec center facilities and amenities (Sport Stable, Impact Sports, Louisville Rec Center, and Lakeshore Athletic Club) in town and nearby. Why are we thinking of acquiring Lakeshore?
c. Our town needs a community center and library, not another rec center!
d. Regardless of the price tag, our town staff does not have the proper experiences nor capacity to manage the 130,000 square foot Lakeshore Athletic Club facility.
e. This sounds like a bailout of Lakeshore to me. We should let the free market run its course.
f. Besides the purchase price, how much more money our town will have to spend to renovate the rundown Lakeshore facility?
g. What is the annual maintenance costs to run the 130,000 square foot Lakeshore Athletic Club facility? Facility and staff costs?
h. This is poor town leadership and execution without broader community engagement process and feedback from residents.
7. Mayor Clint Folsom lead the conversation and vote to keep Tesla deal a secret from our Town Residents. Under Mayor Clint Folsom’s leadership, the end results of the executive sessions and secret dealings with Tesla:
a. Our town sold the land (a prime real estate location and gateway to Downtown Superior) for a mere $294,000 to Tesla. A huge discount of $506,000 from the fair market value of $800,000.
b. Worst of all and under Mayor Clint Folsom’s leadership, our town had to pay for the rerouting of the water drain and removing of the stormwater detention facility at the cost of $400,000. The sale of the Tesla land deal resulted in a loss of -$100,000 for our town for the benefit of Tesla.
c. Under Mayor Clint Folsom’s leadership, our town also gave away almost an acre of our town’s designated park land to Tesla to accommodate Tesla’s proposal for a bigger dealership parking lot.
8. Mayor Clint Folsom read a prepared statement prior to leading Tesla vote indicating that he had no intention of following (caring about) public comment. This is a total disrespect and disregard of the democratic and public process. Click here to see the archived Town Board Meeting video. Mayor Clint Folsom’s prepared statement starts at 6:28:45 timestamp.
More importantly, at 6:34:44 timestamp, how Mayor Clint Folsom spoke against the best interest of our Town Residents and spoke against the recommendations of Trustee Ryan and Mayor Pro Tem Pennington on a potential collaborative partnership on shared-parking space with Tesla. Once again, Mayor Clint Folsom spoke in the best interest of the developer Tesla and rejected/ objected to the recommendations of a potential collaborative partnership on shared-parking space with Tesla that would greatly benefited our Town Residents.
9. Mayor Clint Folsom repeatedly leads and condones the usual 4-3 vote. Again, a total disrespect and disregard for the democratic process in favor of developers.
10. Mayor Clint Folsom consistently leads and votes in favor of developers going against the wishes of Superior Residents.
11. “The $50 Million Fleecing of Superior at the expense of Superior Residents and Tax Payers for the benefit of two private (for-profit) entities!”, Jack Chang/ Town Advocate/ Superior Mayoral Candidate.
Mayor Clint Folsom led the discussions and proposal of the Superior Rec/ Community Center Tower to be built in Downtown Superior. When evaluating financials for Mayor Clint Folsom’s proposed rec/ community center tower in Downtown Superior, formerly known as STC (Superior Town Center), Mayor Clint Folsom stated that he was just informed of the financials and the amount of usage dictated by the partner groups, when in fact the financials and the amount of usage had been published to the public for at least two months by our Town Staff and shared internally with Mayor Clint Folsom and the rest of the Town Board for at least six months.
“This meeting has been a real eye opener for a lot of us. Really myself in particular, and the amount of usage that the partner groups (Sport Stable and Rough Riders) would be needing in order to generate the revenue, which makes it somewhat work for us, that I guess I had just really not fully understood that until now.”, Mayor Clint Folsom. Click to watch video timestamp 2:30:47.
Assuming that Mayor Clint Folsom is telling the truth that he had just fully learned/ understood about the financials and the amount usage by the partner groups, and that during the two months (or six months) of discussions and meetings about this Superior Rec/ Community Center Tower proposal, Mayor Clint Folsom never once realized that this proposal could end up being another one of his multi-million dollar giveaways to developers/ partner groups at the expense of our Superior Residents and Tax Payers? Similar to what Mayor Clint Folsom did in favor and in the best interest of developers that are listed above.
Is this who we want to reelect as our Mayor of Superior for the next four years?
*Note that Superior Mayoral Candidate Jack Chang had specifically confirmed with Superior Finance Director Paul Niles on the true costs of Mayor Clint Folsom’s proposed rec/ community center tower project will be $49.7 million over 20 years including annual maintenance costs, capital expenditure, and interest costs.
Another poor decision made by Clint Folsom that was NOT in the best interest of our town, our residents and tax payers!
1. Once again, Mayor Clint Folsom voted against the rest of our Town Board in a 4-1 vote and voted against the best interest of our Superior Residents and Tax Payers. “The Superior Board of Trustees sanctioned a resolution urging residents to reject the Ballot Issue 6A.” Boulder Daily Camera. “The final tally was 4-1. Mayor Clint Folsom offered the sole “no” vote on the resolution.” Boulder Daily Camera.
Why is Jack running for Superior Mayor?
I am running for Mayor because I want to put your hopes for our Town of Superior first. I want to hear from you and prioritize your thoughts in the decisions made by our town board. I strongly believe our current Mayor Clint Folsom has not been serving your best interest and I promise to do better.
If elected, I will continue the legacy of checks-and-balances brought forth by the women trustees leaving the board and by our town advocates.
I look forward to leading a more inclusive and collaborative process representing you as our Town’s primary stakeholder. I will lead our Town to much needed CHANGe with my H.E.A.R.T. for Superior.
My H.E.A.R.T for Superior
H – eQUALITY in Healthcare
E – eQUALITY in Education
A – accountability in our town governance and in our schools.
R – responsibility (social and fiscal) in our town governance and in our schools.
T – transparency in our town governance and in our schools.
Thank you so much for your support and the opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for Superior residents and our children’s learning experiences.