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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs a change with Sid Sullivan as mayor

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 12:17 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA — Mayor Bob McDavid has not performed well as judged by standards of the common good. McDavid mistakenly supported:

  • Disregard of many and diverse citizens’ voices, concerns, recommendations, data and advice.
  • Enhanced Enterprise Zones/blight debacle.
  • Downtown overbuilding of expensive, single-use student apartments without parking and adequate stormwater plans.
  • Not requiring developers to pay their fair share of infrastructure costs.
  • Unimproved public bus system and money-losing student FastCAT buses.
  • Lack of disability access, such as accommodations for Dinner Train.
  • Questionable airport subsidies, airport over-building, failure to retain carriers.

Columbia needs a change for all. Sid Sullivan, candidate for mayor, has the knowledge and commitment to listen to and be inclusive in addressing the needs for:

  • Solid, data-driven and environmentally-sensitive planning, zoning and development, including past and present citizen input and planning documents.
  • Establishing Citizens Council to develop jobs without using Enhanced Enterprise Zones and blight.
  • Affordable housing for current families and students.
  • Improved zoning/environmental standards for corporate developers and requiring them to pay their fair share of infrastructure costs.
  • Thoroughly improving public transportation to accommodate residents' jobs and other transportation needs.
  • Increased disability access, including Dinner Train accessibility.
  • Justifiable/accountable airport improvements and contracts not requiring large taxpayer subsidies.

Be a voter for Sid Sullivan Mayor on April 2.

DeAnna Walkenbach, Jeff Frey and Ken Green are members of the Committee to Elect Sullivan for Mayor.


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