Aurora Council Member Slams ‘All Personnel’ of Aurora City Government
(Mayor Mike’s GOP majority strikes again – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
After saying last month that Aurora’s police chief should be fired, Aurora City Councilwoman Danielle Jurisnky lashed out Friday at “the entire staff” of the city of Aurora.
Asked by a conservative talk show host if she thinks it’s “just the boss or is there a larger culture at Aurora PD that needs to be shaken up,” Jurinksy lambasted “bureaucrats” across the town.
“Mandy, I don’t think it’s just Aurora’s PD; I think it’s all Aurora staff,” Jurinsky said Feb. 25 on KOA’s conservative Mandy Connell show. “You know, it’s a bureaucratic form of government. Mike Coffman is in a weak position as mayor, and bureaucrats run the city.
“And you know, I had to ask myself that question many times, and it was a huge learning curve for me. It was. But I had to ask myself many times, ‘Why did I apply? I may actually have more power just to go get a job in the city.
In response to Jurinsky’s attack on Aurora workers, Aurora Board Member Juan Marcano, a Democrat, praised Aurora’s staff.
“Our city is made up of professionals who care deeply about our community and give their all to provide as high a quality of life as possible, often despite the political machinations of the mayor and council,” Marcano told the Colorado time recorder.
Marcano, who filed charges against Jurinsky following his comment on the police chief’s firing, continued, “Coffman did not understand the role he ran for and is upset that he cannot act. as lord over his fief. That’s why he made sure that black money flowed into our races to elect toads who would support his goal of becoming king of Aurora, a city he never won during his tenure as member of Congress and of which he only became mayor in a race where more people voted for someone other than him.
Listen to some of Jurinsky’s comments below and the full interview here:
Jurinsky, a Republican, said on KOA that she wants to give Aurora’s mayor more power because he’s now the “city manager who runs the city.”
The Aurora City Council, which is controlled by Republicans, can fire the city manager.