Letter: Willman can make it happen
March 19, 2017
Elect Charlie. He is aware of the big ideas that inspire our community. Serving on council, he will be instrumental in working toward forming needed partnerships required to achieve our long-term goals. He combines a long history of listening to others with the ability to communicate a shared vision. He knows how to form clear objectives and will provide decisive leadership to move our community forward.
The Sixth Street Corridor Master Plan presents a new beginning for Glenwood Springs. It has opened the door for a fresh new look for future planning and is the top priority planning issue for the near future. We need housing that nurtures its residents and builds neighborhoods. The Sixth Street Corridor Master Plan recognizes the importance of pedestrian, bike and transit-oriented neighborhoods with mixed-use buildings that blend residential above the street level with retail, commercial and cultural uses.
The South Bridge is a top priority for the city, county, CDOT and RFTA. We can't abrogate responsibility because it is in the county. We need a new in-town recycle center which is an essential part of the fabric our community.
The confluence area has been studied and restudied for years, and the only thing we all seem to agree on is that a permanent Eighth Street connection to downtown is fundamental to anything that is done. It is all too obvious that we are having trouble with our planning effort of the confluence area, and we haven't seen the best solution yet. We need to step back and look again with a fresh new viewpoint that will protect the confluence from overdevelopment.
Getting the business leaders, the city staff and community working together in partnership is critical to success and is the foremost challenge City Council faces today. We need strong leadership, and we believe Charlie is uniquely qualified to help bring us together to make it happen.
Carol and David Hauter