Feb. 28, 2012
To City Council:
Having worked with RTD Board member Mary Blue on petition signature gathering for the FasTracks sales tax proposal in 2004 (I have now, however, done a complete 180 on FasTracks), I think it is important to review several key points that were presented to Longmont voters regarding the planned Northwest Corridor. (graphics displayed from RTD document “FasTracks Plan”; April 22, 2004)
Secondly, in what turned out to be the ultimate wishful thinking projection, the entire project was scheduled to be completed by 2017…
In summary, I absolutely oppose an additional 0.4% sales tax in Longmont for future FasTracks funding of any kind. Like many on Council, I do not feel any of the present options for Longmont are desirable, but I could live with enhanced bus rapid transit if it were truly laid out to serve Longmont to Denver transportation needs.