Well sort of. Mayor Wietkunat signed her name to a letter written by Fort Collins Utilities staff. Her position on holding staff accountable to their job is still unclear. She has taken no action to correct the failure of the on-bill financing program, even after acknowledging that it is failing. Councilman Gerry Horak is the only council member I know of who has read his constituent letters. Councilman Horak is directing staff to fix the problem and is meeting with myself and other community members.
Gerry has always been very responsive to constituent concern. He has taken the time to learn about the On-bill financing issue. Yesterday he asked City Manager Darin Atteberry why FTC couldn’t make the suggested changes and today he wrote the manager saying that this needs to be taken care of ASAP. Thank you Gerry! And we will keep the toes to the fire until we have a successful program that helps renters and low income homeowners make their homes energy efficient.