Julie Dadone: Tim’s Vision for Longmont

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I didn’t know Tim Waters when he was doing all the important things I read on his resume. But it isn’t hard to understand how he got them done. He’s not some pie-in-the sky idealist who thinks only about how things ought to be. He’s someone who just needs to contribute. It’s not about being important, or being the leader -even though he’s a natural leader. It’s about doing his part.

I attended the Sustainable Resilient Longmont candidate forum on February 8th where both Tim Waters and Josh Goldberg spoke about their visions for Longmont. I was so impressed with Tim’s thorough and detailed ideas especially on economic development. He spoke about sustainable development which includes People, Planet (environment) as well as Profit.

In the past, profit seemed to be the primary motive for development. Our infrastructure could not keep up with the real estate investors. With Tim’s vision, people and planet will be considered before the greed of developers. And I won’t’ have to sit through three stop lights at an intersection. With Tim’s point that infrastructure comes before development, the urgent infuriating congestion on our roads will not continue.

This is one of the many reasons I encourage Ward 1 voters to vote for Tim. He does practical things, not showy ones just like he will on city council.

Julie Dadone,
Longmont, CO

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