Great to take a stand

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The City of Arvada has some major changes coming our way courtesy of FasTracks and AURA initiatives.

Recently, after a six-hour council meeting, the Wal-Mart application was approved.

Our voices were allowed to be heard for and against Wal-Mart building a store in Arvada, and they have been heard during this whole process.

Keep up the conversation!

Change isn’t easy, and Arvada has some major changes in store for us.

Most, if not all of us, welcome some change in Arvada. But, not all of us agree on what those changes should be or what they should look like.

However, we have a government system that allows us to be heard. I was impressed as most of the testimonies given at the council meeting regarding the Wal-Mart store were well thought out and communicated.

I believe our voices were heard.

The community has a say in many ways.

Citizens of Arvada participated in the new design guidelines for Olde Town Arvada alongside staff and development professionals, so as to collaborate the best solution.

We are also free to speak at any council meeting as well as to their elected council person.

I encourage my fellow citizens to continue to speak up about all these changes, and let your voice be heard.

Arvada is a great place to live, shop, and work.

Let’s keep it our beautiful township with new ideas, solutions, and collaboration. Stand up and be heard.

Andrea Wright

Arvada