Jason Phillips

Jason Phillips 1 year, 10 months ago on Mitt Romney … meet Craig, America

"Tears rushed over us."

For a campaign stop?

Ok, Frank Moe, settle down. He's a politician, not the savior.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 10 months ago on Moffat County officials discuss encouraging healthier lifestyles

yampafamily - while I share your desire to see the community get healthier... I don't feel like the solution is more sidewalks or trails. That is an urban city problem. You have an abundance of options available in Craig - you already listed the two tracks, you've got Loudy Simpson to the south, the sand rocks to the North, Ridgeview to the West, Cedar Mountain is a quick drive away... Moreover, I think the town is already ideal for leisurely strolls - traffic isn't bad, there are plenty of sidewalks and the city keeps everything pretty well maintained relative to their big city counterparts.

I feel like there are a lot of valid complaints about Craig, but access to outdoor exercise is the least of the problems. If you aren't accessing it, that is on you.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 10 months ago on Craig City Council reacts to Victor Tarango

I think the process worked in this instance. The council didn't rush to judgement, they attempted to give Tarango the benefit of the doubt, and he proved himself unworthy of a second chance. Now it's game over for Tarango.

I was in favor of letting him re-apply after some sort of cooling off period as I thought there was at least some possibility that it was an oversight or misunderstanding. Our governmental process ought to allow for those possibilities - and I'm glad they did. But then it became clear that this man is either unwilling or unable to play by the rules, in which case the council came to the appropriate decision.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 10 months ago on Council again denies proposed nightclub owner

I wanted to give Tarango the benefit of the doubt a few weeks ago... But he is clearly incompetent at best and dishonest at worst, so I will no longer defend him.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 11 months ago on Night club owner seeking council approval

ranger520 - does that apply until the end of time? Because he failed to disclose a couple of misdemeanors he should never be considered for a liquor license?

I'm not even sure I agree with background checking people to obtain a liquor license. As someone else stated, all licenses are subject to revocation if they are misused, so his background is almost a moot point.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 11 months ago on Opposed to proposed night club: Petitions circulating against Tarango's

David, you actually raise some valid concerns regarding the location, but the comment about amigos peeing on things because they don't agree with our government is straight up racism and detracts from an otherwise sound argument that you present. Don't be ignorant.

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 11 months ago on Night club owner seeking council approval

The idea to make him wait a year is sort of an arbitrary time frame, I will give you that. I am in agreement that there ought to be some sort of repercussion of lying on the application - he shouldn't be allowed to simply turn around and resubmit it.

But I also don't feel like it's such an egregious violation that he should be banned from ever applying for a liquor license. So it seems like some sort of waiting period is in order. I just threw out one year as a suggestion.

I guess my main point here is that he is not a convicted sex offender, or a felon, nor is he applying for a job as a teacher or a public servant... So the standard for obtaining a liquor license should be lower than in other walks of life where background checks are necessary.

There ought to be some negative impact of him lying on the application, but I don't think it should preclude him all together.

As for the opinion that "Craig has enough liquor establishments," I don't think we ought to be pushing our own morality on other business owners. I think they deserve the same opportunities as any other liquor establishment, until they prove themselves unfit. (I acknowledge that lying on an application does not do much to generate good will with the community.)

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Jason Phillips 1 year, 11 months ago on Night club owner seeking council approval

I agree with the posters who say he ought to be denied on grounds of lying on his application.

I disagree with the posters who want to deny this establishment because it doesn't fit with their idea of what the community ought to look like.

Hopefully this guy learned an important lesson about integrity. They ought to make him wait a year before reapplying. But Craig isn't in a position to be turning down any new business tax revenue.

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