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"john gates mayor gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

07:46 min | 2 months ago

"john gates mayor gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Good news city of really reopening some in person services today, and this as a governor Jared Polis has eased. Restrictions on restaurants were seeing. Number of restaurants reopening in Greeley as well joins morning at seven eight, thirteen ten KFI thirteen ten KFI K. A. Dot Com by really mayor John Gates Mayor Gates welcome back to the show. Good to be with you good morning to you. I certainly appreciate your taking the time and there's a lot going on. As Greeley of course, as other cities across the state, indeed across the nation, enjoying a return to some semblance of normalcy. Tell us what that looks like. Well you're right. There is some sense normalcy the fact that where we get the restaurants back open. At least to an extent, you know pretty pretty well, said all along that the two entities that have really suffered from the Kobe closures are restaurants and churches. And the church is still are suffering, unfortunately, due to the fifty person rule, but My wife and I've been out several times since we've been able to sit down and Dine I. Guess It's the small things you appreciate because that surely has been nice. It's kind of fascinating when you think about it because we were talking about this just last week, the fact that going out to a restaurant is like. Taking a world cruise or taking a trip to the moon. Again it is a return to the small things that makes such a difference in in our lives. If there's any good, take away from all this. Maybe that's that. Makes, you appreciate the small things never did. I think I would miss. so much being able to go, sit down, have a cup of coffee with somebody or better yet a meal and while we certainly a lot of carry out. It's not the same as going to sit in a restaurant and catching up on the day and getting warm food versus the. Wolf lukewarm food when the carry out outcome, so that's where they've been great and. I were phone boxes here. Exactly, the Styrofoam box and we're starting to get things open back up the city to the degree that we can which is good. There's a slow rollout occurring today with our fixed up transit buses We're opening municipal court backup today. we've got some Other departments opening drive through or by appointment only so slowly, but surely not quite yet on the cool. The REC centers part of the problem with the pool. and. Even the REC centers is that we've got that fifty person maximum. And we talked a great wink at our city council meeting last night about specifically centennial pool and the to dilemmas. We have one is that we saw that is that at the beginning of this laid off all her stuff seasonal swig. We can obviously get some of them back. To run the pool, but our parks and REC. Director colors that we get. During Summer Day especially these that have been so warm three to four hundred kids centennial pool every day, so if we can only it fifty. That's problematic so while I understand the reason for that in an area that says large as as much square footage of centennial pool. I hope the governor loosens that fairly soon to allow us to adapt at number to a more appropriate number which folks we might be having using them so. Now. We're looking forward to. If I'm not mistaken here under this amended safer at home order, a swimming pools again allowed to reopen. Once those draft guidelines are improved. Final draft of those guidelines will be available on Thursday. Is that what you're hearing is absolutely what I'm hearing. Yeah, so. we're. We're kind of sitting at the ready waiting for some of those. Things to happen I've been A number of local pastors have reached out to me and we feel for them from the standpoint that I spoke to a pastor yesterday. WHO said you know I have eight hundred people in my congregation and I can easily socially distance and keep everybody safe by allowing four hundred in, but the current rules only allow fifty, so they're looking at some things like outside and. And they're really getting the short end right now at a time when people may be more than ever need to services of their church and their pastor, so we're. We're getting there. probably not as quite as quickly as I'd like. We are starting to make some open or Kobe. Numbers really leveled out that we're really happy about that. And what about Jay BS? Swift the meat processing plant in Greeley. What are you hearing about that up? Not very much they're not, they're not yet at full capacity of I'm hearing they've not had any deaths and knock on wood in a couple of weeks. I don't know to what degree they have employs out sick, but. It was certainly tragic. Losing the workers they did and I hope everybody's. Certainly getting better and have not heard anything to the contrary. Now back to restaurants, and again we've talked about this to a great extent, because our return to daily life and living space to lot upon our confidence level, so I'm curious as you've been eating out at restaurants. Are you seen? folks coming to restaurants and being comfortable enjoying the opportunity to just get out and dine again. I I absolutely have The restaurants that that I've been to certainly the restaurants who are following the rules doing everything right there, socially distancing their staffs. Geared up with the appropriate PP HE I. Know People personally and I've seen some commentary from others that said. There's just no way we're ready to go out right now and that that's totally fine. It's the person ought to be able to make some personal choices in life, and for those that aren't comfortable going out that's certainly a decision that they or their families should make I my family is comfortable, going out while adhering to. safety guidelines, but they've not been packed. Of course. The law would know rats that the restaurants that I've been to have certainly had decent amount of people and The restaurant tours is really doing a great job complying with. What they've been asked to comply with so very pleased at this point. What about expansion not only patio dining. Using additional space around restaurants if it indeed is available that seems to be a point of some conversation and debate. It does end up. Council fully supports. A business whether they're downtown or another parts of Greeley the opportunity to expand their turning footprint. It's a what easier for them to do. Downtown because the city owns the real estate Some of the restaurants that aren't downtown are going to have to seek permission from whoever owns the property to expand out, but that doesn't fact gives them the opportunity. To seat more, we've been working closely with the downtown restaurant tours to expand their footprint which would involve alcohol service and be able to get more customers. Be Able to make Starts get back on our feet again financially. And there's. An ordinance pending that would allow the areas on the ninth street plazas to be open container areas. Temporary so. Something I think the council doesn't WANNA do year round Norwood, the restaurant tours in the middle of winter want people to be sitting outside, but it is perhaps not an opportunity for the period from about now until Labor..

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Interview With Mayor John Gates On Partial Reopening

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

07:26 min | 2 months ago

Interview With Mayor John Gates On Partial Reopening

"Com by really mayor John Gates Mayor Gates welcome back to the show. Good to be with you good morning to you. I certainly appreciate your taking the time and there's a lot going on. As Greeley of course, as other cities across the state, indeed across the nation, enjoying a return to some semblance of normalcy. Tell us what that looks like. Well you're right. There is some sense normalcy the fact that where we get the restaurants back open. At least to an extent, you know pretty pretty well, said all along that the two entities that have really suffered from the Kobe closures are restaurants and churches. And the church is still are suffering, unfortunately, due to the fifty person rule, but My wife and I've been out several times since we've been able to sit down and Dine I. Guess It's the small things you appreciate because that surely has been nice. It's kind of fascinating when you think about it because we were talking about this just last week, the fact that going out to a restaurant is like. Taking a world cruise or taking a trip to the moon. Again it is a return to the small things that makes such a difference in in our lives. If there's any good, take away from all this. Maybe that's that. Makes, you appreciate the small things never did. I think I would miss. so much being able to go, sit down, have a cup of coffee with somebody or better yet a meal and while we certainly a lot of carry out. It's not the same as going to sit in a restaurant and catching up on the day and getting warm food versus the. Wolf lukewarm food when the carry out outcome, so that's where they've been great and. I were phone boxes here. Exactly, the Styrofoam box and we're starting to get things open back up the city to the degree that we can which is good. There's a slow rollout occurring today with our fixed up transit buses We're opening municipal court backup today. we've got some Other departments opening drive through or by appointment only so slowly, but surely not quite yet on the cool. The REC centers part of the problem with the pool. and. Even the REC centers is that we've got that fifty person maximum. And we talked a great wink at our city council meeting last night about specifically centennial pool and the to dilemmas. We have one is that we saw that is that at the beginning of this laid off all her stuff seasonal swig. We can obviously get some of them back. To run the pool, but our parks and REC. Director colors that we get. During Summer Day especially these that have been so warm three to four hundred kids centennial pool every day, so if we can only it fifty. That's problematic so while I understand the reason for that in an area that says large as as much square footage of centennial pool. I hope the governor loosens that fairly soon to allow us to adapt at number to a more appropriate number which folks we might be having using them so. Now. We're looking forward to. If I'm not mistaken here under this amended safer at home order, a swimming pools again allowed to reopen. Once those draft guidelines are improved. Final draft of those guidelines will be available on Thursday. Is that what you're hearing is absolutely what I'm hearing. Yeah, so. we're. We're kind of sitting at the ready waiting for some of those. Things to happen I've been A number of local pastors have reached out to me and we feel for them from the standpoint that I spoke to a pastor yesterday. WHO said you know I have eight hundred people in my congregation and I can easily socially distance and keep everybody safe by allowing four hundred in, but the current rules only allow fifty, so they're looking at some things like outside and. And they're really getting the short end right now at a time when people may be more than ever need to services of their church and their pastor, so we're. We're getting there. probably not as quite as quickly as I'd like. We are starting to make some open or Kobe. Numbers really leveled out that we're really happy about that. And what about Jay BS? Swift the meat processing plant in Greeley. What are you hearing about that up? Not very much they're not, they're not yet at full capacity of I'm hearing they've not had any deaths and knock on wood in a couple of weeks. I don't know to what degree they have employs out sick, but. It was certainly tragic. Losing the workers they did and I hope everybody's. Certainly getting better and have not heard anything to the contrary. Now back to restaurants, and again we've talked about this to a great extent, because our return to daily life and living space to lot upon our confidence level, so I'm curious as you've been eating out at restaurants. Are you seen? folks coming to restaurants and being comfortable enjoying the opportunity to just get out and dine again. I I absolutely have The restaurants that that I've been to certainly the restaurants who are following the rules doing everything right there, socially distancing their staffs. Geared up with the appropriate PP HE I. Know People personally and I've seen some commentary from others that said. There's just no way we're ready to go out right now and that that's totally fine. It's the person ought to be able to make some personal choices in life, and for those that aren't comfortable going out that's certainly a decision that they or their families should make I my family is comfortable, going out while adhering to. safety guidelines, but they've not been packed. Of course. The law would know rats that the restaurants that I've been to have certainly had decent amount of people and The restaurant tours is really doing a great job complying with. What they've been asked to comply with so very pleased at this point. What about expansion not only patio dining. Using additional space around restaurants if it indeed is available that seems to be a point of some conversation and debate. It does end up. Council fully supports. A business whether they're downtown or another parts of Greeley the opportunity to expand their turning footprint. It's a what easier for them to do. Downtown because the city owns the real estate Some of the restaurants that aren't downtown are going to have to seek permission from whoever owns the property to expand out, but that doesn't fact gives them the opportunity. To seat more, we've been working closely with the downtown restaurant tours to expand their footprint which would involve alcohol service and be able to get more customers. Be Able to make Starts get back on our feet again financially. And there's. An ordinance pending that would allow the areas on the ninth street plazas to be open container areas. Temporary so. Something I think the council doesn't WANNA do year round Norwood, the restaurant tours in the middle of winter want people to be sitting outside, but it is perhaps not an opportunity for the period from about now until Labor.

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"john gates mayor gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

11:54 min | 3 months ago

"john gates mayor gates" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Safety and future of the community Additionally you had the city of Evans releasing their guidelines as well to end this morning by Greeley Mayor John Gates Mayor Gates. Welcome back to the shop. Good Morning Gail how are you? I'm doing great this morning. How about you can't complain day in the life it's wake up. I know for sure what day it is and repeat the same routine but during a I'm still boy but it's an interesting life elite right now. Oh definitely so. Tell us The thinking the thought process leading up to that statement being released on Friday on the heels of the Board of Weld County commissioners saying that while you know releasing their but safer at work guidelines city of Greeley saying. Now I think we're going to follow Governor Jared Pulisic safer at home guidelines. Sure that was a Interesting twenty four forty eight hours Gail I certainly know or the commissioners are coming from with regard to we stimulating our economy. I know they're getting a lot of calls and inquiries about folks wanting to open back up. The fact of the matter is that Weld County is large. And I'm guessing there are many spots in weld county that are not hot spots but about four thousand square miles right. Exactly exactly. Greely is a hot spot right now There's no denying that we we have not. I don't know if we've plateaued. We certainly haven't plateaued and then started down. So Council fell unanimously. That the best thing to do was probably the safer at home. Right now. With some phase reopening that will occur Thing that this Friday may first so slow and gradual opening seem like the most appropriate way for businesses to proceed within the city. But I fully recognized that many spots in weld county probably are not hot spots. But there's simply don't know. Denying greely is a hot spot right now and council didn't feel too comfortable Opening any sooner than we did. Because I think we felt like we couldn't would require soft at this thing explodes so had The health leads of the health department. Reach out to me. They reached out the commissioners as well and and said Take it slow if you can. So we're not overwhelmed. Really really tough decision. I think I mentioned in a in a previous interview with you that this is never really easy. Work being an elected official no complaint whatsoever. But it's harder now than has been we're all taxed with trying to make the best decisions we can for our particular community and and I had a A commissioner there'd be being benefit to to name. Who said you know you? You are a different community in Greeley than rural well county and I couldn't have set up every myself right right so many questions. I'm curious. I've had the opportunity to talk with Dr Mark Wallace from the Weld County Department of Public Health and environment about this but curious as to your thoughts. What you're hearing as to why greely is such a hot spot for covert nineteen that answer. Gail I Actually listened in or read. Remember which Dr Wallace you know. Assessed from his perspective while I was Had the pleasure having a fairly long conversation over the weekend with my friend way. Trucks Mayor of Fort Collins and their numbers are just substantially lower than ours and and bless him. He just kind of reached out to manual. Numbers are Kinda. Hi How you doing over there so I don't have the answer. I I don't even know enough to speculate about it but it is true. There are numbers in Greeley of far higher than the cities around us. Wish that certainly. Yeah certainly fair enough all right. Well this is what many were concerned about This as we have a governor. Jared polices safer at home initiative going into effect today. Of course the stay. At home order lapsed yesterday we have the Board of Weld County Commissioners Their guidelines a safer at work. You of course have A chosen city of Greeley to follow Governor Jared police guidelines. And where do we find ourselves confused? We ARE SMACK DAB in the middle of a patchwork quilt. How do we work through? All the confused Cirque. There isn't any any doubt Gail was talking about this with my wife last night. There's a degree of confusion because a lot of cities and counties in the state are doing the same thing you know. The situation we have here is not unique. I was watching the news channels last night and they were talking about that but the other thing that I find really confusing is that The governor stay at home ended last night and safer at home starts today but with with the phase in process the salons in some of the businesses. Can't open 'til this Friday so There's there's probably a lot that confuses people myself included but there is a four day window here where we're probably quite confused because in spite of a safer at home Being the official designation. Now by the governor's policy. I think the only thing that accursed Kenneth starting today as retail curbside. One of the questions. I get repeatedly in the city really comes from Salon Owners What do I do? I thought I could open Monday now. Doesn't look like I can open till Friday and I had about three of those over the weekend. Which isn't a lot. But they're certainly confused wondering when can I open my hair salon by Nail Salon etc? So this guy. This forty parade is certainly in Fox but it is Sort of tiered out as we move forward with the goal but I think we're all really anxious to get restaurants open On a real small scale small number of guests and then work up to it so it's a confusing period and and not everybody has chosen to take the same route. So that's you know adds to the confusion. Eight forty four now thirteen ten. Kfi K. A thirteen ten KFI K. A. Dot com joined by brilliant mayor. John Gates. Here's another question. That comes to mind now governor Jerry. Police has readily admitted that though he is referring to well formerly referred to stay at home order the safer at home order even though they're called orders they're not really enforceable. So amidst all the confusion with the patchwork quilt factors Cities Municipalities towns counties. Kind of doing their own thing. In many cases what about enforcement enforcement is ver- very tough We've had literally hundreds of calls at the city over the last couple of weeks about the fact that Many residents felt like the governor's order was that everybody had to wear masks and that was not an order. It was a recommendation and Those those that Wanted everybody wearing masks. Were saying it should have been in order. Those the want more civil liberties are saying that. They want to make their own decision. Whether to wear masks that is really unenforceable. It's much like people that are gathering It'll be a lot like a question that the city manager and the police chief and I had Over the weekend What if businesses opt to open today and we're going to take that on a case by case basis and we don't exactly have a cadre police officers out there on the reading waiting to write people tickets that are open today. We we've got a hundred and eight thousand persons city to protect our police and fire. Have their hands full doing that? So we're GONNA play that by air. Don't know yet if it's GONNA be a problem if it is a problem. It's likely due to the fact that somebody's confused and I D- Per our conversation. I completely understand that it so probably be more along the lines if if necessary again understand you're going to approach this which I think is very prudent and very wise given the fact that so many of us are confused. You know numbers out there breaking the law just for the the joy of breaking the law when it's not even the law see. That's that's why it's even so difficult to have this conversation because once again they're guidelines no matter how you slice it but I think it's very very wise that you're taking that approach. It would probably be more along the lines of when all this started. Seems like eons ago but what are we six seven weeks ago and you have law enforcement issuing letters of well. You might want to do this again. It was more of a warning than it was coming down on people for not doing the right thing. Exactly and we I don't don't believe our police department issued any Tickets with regard to anything that's occurred if so I missed that but that was never go. Still is not article. We want people to be as safe as possible. And if if education's appropriate and they provide education but I know there are some law enforcement agencies at the direction of their mayors of their city. Councils that are being encouraged to enforce we are not encouraging On Force to enforce in Greeley in fact we would prefer they not unless somebody completely defies with. The policy might sell once again really supporting the safer at home policies extending the widespread public closures of city facilities until June. Second in order to best protect the health and safety and the future of the community. this according to a statement that was released by the city on Friday so again. Where CAN WE GET SOME CLARITY? Is this up on the city of Greeley website? It is and we. We have either already or will be issuing a supplemental press release. The June second date ended up being a little confusing Not 'cause we intended to be but I had some folks just completely come out of the woodwork. Friday night thinking we were shut in Greeley down till June. Second as a matter of clarification that'll be that's just city facilities That's a city owned facilities. So we're talking about City Hall Municipal Court the REC Center The family fun plex. So that is not intended to mean that Private businesses restaurants etc have no option of of opening before June second. So we'll we'll we other? We already have this morning record up so people know that was not city. Watch stay at home. That was just for the city of Greenfield's a little bit of welcome clarity. Actually a lot of bit of welcome clarity. Thank you so much really mayor. John Gates make sure I'm on your mailing list. Just saying thank you so much always never a dull day in a Timakova. Nineteen take pleasure to talk with you. We'll talk soon. All right. Sounds like a plan. A forty nine now thirteen ten. Kfi K with the fifteenth pick overall. The Denver broncos select from talk about who that person was on the next hole show thirteen ten? Kfi Can't book far from home these days. This as a governor Jerry polices safer at home..

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