I am dismayed, although not surprised, that Arvada City Council once again went against the wishes of the citizens and approved building the Wal-Mart in the old plaza area. According to the Arvada Press, 35 individuals spoke against the measure,16 in favor, with 306 signed up to oppose and only 41 in favor.
Not only is council going against the wishes and best interests of Arvadans, but they are using $5.8 million in public funds to support the California company that will be developing the site!
I have been trying for years to get the city to help clean up the air and council smiles and says isn’t that nice, then completely ignores the issue.
Next election cycle I would like to see people willing to represent citizens gain council seats.