It’s time to say no.
Our City Council authorized a new design for Main Avenue that will destroy the historic downtown. Councilors are spending hundreds of thousands on an engineering study and plan to spend millions to finish the job.
Two candidates stand out that oppose this debacle.
One is Carter Rogers, the president of the Fort Lewis College student body. He is an energetic young man who is a strong supporter of business, making Durango a better place to live and preserving its culture. He is articulate and thoughtful and has worked hard to educate himself about the needs of Durango. The voice of a thoughtful young person would be a welcome addition to the Council. https://www.cdrfordgo.com
The other is Gilda Yazzie. This remarkable woman moved to Durango in the 1990s to earn her business degree at Fort Lewis College. She has worked in the area of housing and with Habitat for Humanity. She loves historic Durango and understands the importance of a vibrant central business district. She sees the enormous issues facing our community. Yazzie has the experience, from growing up on the Navajo Nation, attending FLC and working in the construction industry, to working with people from all walks of life. Her thoughtful perspective will be a valuable addition to the Council.
Both of these candidates are committed to working with the other three councilors to create a working environment based on communication and respect.