Denver Council Perks
This part will focus on three council members: Michael Hancock (Dist. 11), Judy Montero (Dist. 9), and Doug Linkhart (At-Large).All disclosures are from 2005, as that is the most recent record available.
Hancock did not disclose dates or values for the year, but he did report receiving meals and tickets form The Kenny Group. The exact number of meals and tickets is not disclosed.
Metro Taxi, a large provider of cab services around Denver, is reported to have provided meals to Hancock. David J. Cole & Associates, a lobbying group, also paid for tickets although no specifics are mentioned.
Councilwoman Montero didn’t report any tickets, but she did list the Latin America Education Fund courtesy of United Airlines. She also attended a district event sponsored by Friends of Union Station, a group in favor of renovating Union Station.
Unlike other council members, Montero did report financial values. Not counting her official parking tag, the total comes to approximately $1,000 in dinners and other engagements.
Linkhart disclosed a number of items with dates and givers, but no numerical values.
Notable perks include a stock show luncheon sponsored by the Denver Chamber of Commerce, along with dinners sponsored by Coors and Comcast. United Airlines also sponsored a lunch with Glenn Tilton, CEO of the company.