Regarding Airbnb in La Veta
I just want to note that the Airbnb photos accompanying Mark Craddock’s Nov. 15 article are commercial businesses that are licensed, collect all taxes, and meet all regulations. Although these businesses advertise on the Airbnb website, it is not my intention to include these commercial businesses in my proposal for Airbnb regulations and I did not provide the photos. I am requesting regulation and licensing of private homes, etc., who rent out a room or an entire home for less than a month, ie. short-term rentals. There are short-term rental homes scattered throughout La Veta, which do not have a license or a special-use permit. Most are not located in a commercial district, but in residentiual neighborhoods. I believe such rentals should be regulated, have to be licensed in the Town of La Veta, collect all applicable sales and lodging taxes as well as meeting all health and safety codes.
La Veta, CO
Regarding ballots in Las Animas County
Now this is fake news!
The front page World Journal November 15, 2018
“The ballots were put in the vault in a sealed box, but were not counted on Tuesday until the Republican candidate for the clerk and recorder’s office, H.L. Bowman, said something to the current clerk and recorder, Patricia Vigil, after the polls closed and ballot counts were concluding.” The numbers didn’t look right,” said Bowman”
Mr. Knowles reported the ballots were not counted on Tuesday until H.L. Bowman said “the numbers didn’t look right” This seems to infer some action was taken because of Mr. Bowman’s comment. This is not true.
Nothing against Mr. Bowman, Mr. Knowles slanted it. Also the ballots were not counted on Tuesday.
Who were the several individuals with the secretary of state’s office who told the World Journal they were looking into the complaints?
Frank Zele not Zete is a Republican.
“When the short ballot count was notice” No truth in this statement whatsoever.
“a search for the missing ballots began” There was no search.
Also Mr. Knowles has no clue when the ballots were found.
Such sensational reporting too bad. It was largely not factual.
Colorado Editor’s note: The World Journal ran the following correction in last week’s paper.
“ CORRECTION “
The Las Animas County election judges were the ones, not H.L. Bowman, who discovered that a box of ballots had not yet been counted. There was no “search” for the ballots, it was immediately apparent where they were, as they were still in the vault where ballots are stored before counting. County clerk and recorder Peach Vigil takes 100% responsibility and accountability for the error that was made, on behalf of her bi-partisan team of judges and staff.”