Mayor's Tickets For Sold Out Shows, Concerts Dished Off To Staff, Contributors & Insiders

November 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Mayor's Tickets For Sold Out Shows, Concerts Dished Off To Staff, Contributors & Insiders
" DENVER (CBS4) – Free tickets to concerts and shows provided to Mayor Michael Hancock’s office intended to be used for business development and marketing have been going to his inner circle, other staff members, cabinet members and friends since Hancock took office in July 2011, according to a CBS4 investigation.

The mayor’s office receives free tickets to shows at Red Rocks, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theater, The Coliseum and other city-owned facilities.

“The intent was the mayor as CEO of the city would be able to use the tickets strategically to entertain visitors to the city,” said Susan Barnes-Gelt, a former Denver city councilwoman who was instrumental in authoring Denver’s ethics code a dozen years ago. “The intent was those seats would be used to advance the agenda of the city, not the agenda of the mayor’s office.”

But CBS4 found roughly 41 percent of the mayor’s tickets have been given to politically-connected insiders like his chief of staff, deputy chiefs of staff, city attorney, a deputy manager of safety and other department heads "

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