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Old 08-02-2018, 03:58 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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John Suthers reflects on first term as mayor, sets a new agenda and eyes a second term


"With a year left to go in his four-year term, Mayor John Suthers feels chipper about all he's accomplished so far. And with good reason. He persuaded voters to fund two massive infrastructure needs roads and stormwater and the downtown area is bustling with development.

Riding a wave of economic recovery, Suthers came into office in 2015 as the city's second strong mayor under a City Charter change approved by voters in 2010. At 66, Suthers is far from contemplating retirement, saying he puts in up to 80 hours a week at the helm of his hometown. He likely will seek a second term."

My take: I think we elected a very competent guy. He is a smart person who gets things done. He's able to mediate among competing interests and move this city forward. It's so refreshing to see local politics actually work. I'd gladly vote him in for a second term.

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Old 08-02-2018, 06:31 AM
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Those two things - funding the roads and stormwater - are pretty important and meaningful achievements. I have felt he is too much of a developer at heart and lets them get away with too much, though. I suspect he'll have a decent legacy when all is said and done.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think he has done a reasonable job particularity with infrastructure improvements. However the work is far from over the Springs is going to need a massive amount of work to ready itself for increased population growth. Also transit investment is needed desperately particularity for the low income residents of the Springs.
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