Bold Leadership, not Business as Usual
Our roof is leaking in the City and County of Denver. The managers are putting out more buckets. The Budget Office is closing off rooms. The politicians are pledging that the rain will stop soon. Where is the leader to say it’s time to invest in a new roof?
In 1983, in the midst of a recession, Mayor Federico Peña urged us to “Imagine a Great City”: to invest in prosperity. During the past 28 years we built a new airport, convention center, library, art museum, justice center, and three sports stadiums. It is partly because of these investments that our local economy has stayed healthier than the national average.
Today, with nation's our economy in even worse shape, is not the time to shrink from our commitment to invest in the future. On the contrary, now is the time to make the wise investments we need to create long-term economic prosperity. This means investing in community.