McArthur in District E

Duncan McArthur has strong opinions about local zoning rules, views that were honed over decades of working in the development industry here and around the country.

He clearly understands what he is discussing, and he can articulate solid, specific reasons for his views. He deserves to be elected to the District E seat on the City Council.

McArthur’s opponents include Harry Butler, who held the District E seat until 2005. Butler has provided important service to this community. His efforts to protect and improve opportunities for area youth are invaluable. But we believe that, at this time in the city’s history, McArthur’s experience and his willingness to question city policies are needed more.

The other candidate, Robert Noble, has impressive federal government experience. But he doesn’t have the depth of knowledge about city issues.

McArthur is particularly unhappy with the city’s use of overlay zones — new zoning overlaid on existing zones, which the property must comply with when it sells.

“In effect they devalue property,” he said. He noted the city has backed off on such mandatory zoning changes in several parts of the city when confronted with citizen opposition.

McArthur supports keeping the zoning as it is for the Brady Trucking property along the Colorado River. He also supports Measure B, the TABOR override for transportation projects.

McArthur has given considerable thought to all these issues. He offers his own views, not what he thinks someone wants to hear. He deserves voters’ support in District E.


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