State of the city: a whole greater than the sum of the parts

On May 17, I had the privilege of representing the city of Durango at the Chamber of Commerce forum on “The State of the Community.” I explained that the state of the city is evolving and building...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

New council, civic conversations to set city priorities

I am honored to serve Durango again as mayor for the coming year, and I look forward to taking this monthly opportunity to share my perspective on events and issues that affect our community. This...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Our own attitudes and ideals shape our communities and our nation

Boarding my flight, a man with kind eyes settled in next to me and we struck up a friendly conversation. I learned he immigrated to the U.S. from India 20 years ago. When I mentioned my mayoral...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Get informed ahead of April elections

Next month, city voters will receive a ballot in the mail in advance of the April 4 election day, providing the opportunity to vote for three of five City Council candidates, as well as to cast a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Ranking city projects first task for new year

In our polarized nation, people are angry and frustrated; they feel disrespected and ignored. In contrast, our local city government is non-partisan, with our collective mission and council goals...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

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