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Local Elections Matter

Ross Cunniff

Local elections matter.

They matter for how safe we are in our neighborhoods and in the places we visit around town.

They matter for how well we get around our community, whether by driving, biking, walking or taking the bus.

They matter for our natural areas, our trails, and our parks.

They matter for a healthy economy and for how we treat the most vulnerable among us.

They matter for whether we breathe clean air and drink clean water.

Yes, local elections really do matter for our day-to-day lives.

That’s why it has been such an honor to be your voice on City Council these past four years and why I hope you will choose me to continue to serve you.

If re-elected, I will continue to speak up for neighborhood and community values and keeping Fort Collins a great place to live. Most importantly, I will continue to be a strong citizen voice on City Council.

Over the past four years on Council, I’ve stood up for our neighborhoods. I’ve worked for more livable designs of developments. I’ve improved neighborhood policies and their enforcement. And I’ve advocated for community interests rather than special interests.

For all the citizens of Fort Collins, I’ve taken a stand for open and transparent government, recently testifying to the state legislature in favor of a bill to modernize the Open Records Act. I’ve been a champion for our long-term sustainability, getting Council support for a new recycling center, protecting our natural areas and parks from inappropriate uses, increasing the number of trails, and supporting a free-flowing Poudre River.

And I’ve responded to citizen concerns and provided a voice for citizens whose voices can often be drowned out by moneyed, special interests.

If I am re-elected, I pledge to you that I will continue to speak out for safe neighborhoods, for a strong community, and for a healthy economy and environment. I will continue to meet problems head on, be honest and transparent, and work collaboratively to find effective, practical solutions.

I would be honored to have your vote.