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Resign

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Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis has repeatedly broken the law and the used his elected position to pressure law enforcement officials to drop the action against him. In 2007, Meis tried to pull rank after police officers showed up at his home in response to a loud party complaint. Meis dropped the names of prominent Republican elected officials who were attending the party to try to get officers to stop demanding he turn the music down. In 2010, Colorado State Parks officer Craig Johnson issued Meis a $50 ticket for allowing his underage son to operate a personal motorcraft in violation of the law. Johnson noted in his report that Meis repeatedly tried to use his elected position as a county commissioner to pressure him to reduce the ticket to a warning. Meis took that incident to a jury trial and lost, costing Mesa County the expense of a trial. Most recently, a Chaffee County Deputy ticketed Meis for lighting an open grill during a highly publicized, state-wide fire ban in the midst of a state-wide drought and extreme fire donger. At the time, the Waldo Canyon fire was raging and had already destroyed hundreds of homes, caused one death and over 30,000 people to evacuate their homes. It was the worst wildfire in Colorado history, yet Meis carelessly flaunted the law, lit an open fire and tried to avoid the legal consequences. Craig Meis has constantly shown he believes his position as county commissioner puts him above the law. His behavior has been an embarrassment to Mesa County and caused the County added expense. As citizens, we no longer want to tolerate Commissioner Meis's behavior, and ask Commissioner Meis to resign his position immediately.



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