Hick Silent on Call for Reform of Trustee System
DENVER– Rep. Ray Scott has again asked Governor John Hickenlooper to clean up the scandal-racked public trustee system, eliminate the ten politically appointed positions and transfer their duties to county treasurers. After more than a week, the Governor has ignored Scott’s request – as he has for nearly a year.
A Republican legislator from Grand Junction, Scott vowed to introduce a bill in 2013 to end the antiquated system of the governor-appointed public trustees in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties. It will be a reform measure similar to House Bill 1329, sponsored by Scott this past session.