Coloradoan Endorses Andrew Boucher
The Fort Collins Coloradoan Editorial Staff released its endorsements for Districts 1 and 5 for Fort Collins City Council. The Coloradoan joins the DontGo Movement in endorsing Andrew Boucher for District 5. They recognize Boucher’s support of local business as something the Council needs, and something incumbent Kelly Ohlson lacks:
Although Ohlson has made progress in linking city policy with economic health, the editorial board endorses Boucher because he would bring a positive business perspective to the council that is currently lacking.
The Coloradoan also recognizes Ohlson’s failures regarding new developments and relationships with neighboring cities:
Ohlson’s rejection of the I-25/Prospect Road rezoning and the city’s participation in RTA discussions do not benefit the city economically or regionally. Nor did his ill-timed rhetoric against the (not yet proposed) Riverwalk project at the Harmony Road gateway - rhetoric that fueled the reopening of a wound with Timnath. While legal action and mediation resolved conflicts with Timnath, the process was simply not good government.
Ultimately, they recognized what so many others here in Fort Collins have known for some time; there are many reasons to support Andrew Boucher for the District 5 City Council seat:
Boucher is correct that Fort Collins needs to do more to keep graduating CSU students here and that keeping a close eye on city tax and fee policies is warranted to ensure job sustainability and create an attractive environment for business to thrive.
I hope you’ll join me if you haven’t already in sending in that ballot with the box checked next to Andrew Boucher. He is best suited to take Fort Collins forward during these difficult economic times, and will represent all of the people in Fort Collins, including CSU students that help make our city one of the most preferred places to live in our nation.