Keith Brant promises to maintain the City Council as an effective and prudent guardian of the public resources, focusing on true priorities, essential services, and realistic programs and projects that will best serve our community. Iíve known Brant for several years, and I know that this is not just an empty campaign promise. He sees the view from 30,000 feet and rationally understands the impacts City Council can have on all of us. What the city of Durango does affects everybody in La Plata County and many people in the region. Itís important that we have council members who keep first things first and are discerning financial stewards for the good of the community as a whole.