DougCo commissioner suspended as board chair



DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas has been suspended as chair of the board by her two fellow commissioners.

Thomas blamed one thing for her suspension, while a fellow commissioner pointed to other incidents.

In a Twitter post, Thomas said the suspension was because of her opposition to a water project that would take water away from the San Luis Valley and pipe it to Douglas County. She calls it a taxpayer boondoggle.

That issue is the focus of a Problem Solvers story airing Wednesday night on FOX31 News at 9 p.m.

A fellow commissioner said Thomas was removed because she shared a resignation letter from a first responder at a political event to benefit her politically. Commissioner Abe Laydon said Thomas also threatened to publicly shame farmers who might be willing to sell their water rights to benefit Douglas County.


Source : https://kdvr.com/news/local/dougco-commissioner-suspended-as-board-chair/

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