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Letter to the editor: Rich Marsh: Tim Waters for Mayor

"This election is about leadership and vision for the entire city, not niche’ issues for part of the city. "
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Tim Waters has the experience and vision to be Longmont’s next mayor. He was President and CEO of an international education research and service organization. He was superintendent of a municipal Colorado school district. He knows how to manage large budgets; how to collaborate with others and how to place vision at the center of everything he does.

I want to address one specific issue. Despite what you may hear or read from others, Tim is not in the “pocket of developers”. Tim supports responsible civic-minded development. Tim does not support developers unwilling to agree to Longmont’s current and long-term land use requirements. You don’t have to believe me. Read Tim’s record.

Tim knows, as do most of us, that responsible growth is necessary to support the city’s lifestyle and values. One example is affordable housing. Our teachers, police and fire officers, nurses, employees of businesses in Longmont and others live outside the city because they cannot afford housing in the city. Tim works with developers who want to solve this problem. That’s responsible, civic-minded development.

This election is about leadership and vision for the entire city, not niche’ issues for part of the city. Tim is the clear choice for mayor.

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