The removal of the Idaho Springs police chief from the regular agenda of the board of the Clear Creek Fire Authority raised the ire of both the chief and Springs Mayor Mike Hillman.
“For us to have someone who is in his position not to (be able to) address the board — it just doesn’t make sense,” said Hillman, a member of the fire board.
“I think that’s chicken. I really do,” he told fire board President Phil Buckland, who also serves as a county commissioner.
Malanka expressed similar sentiments.