Progress in Canon City To the editor:
My understanding is that several years ago, Cañon City updated their building codes, rules and regulations. However, at that time there apparently were no objections at the public meetings so therefore it was not anticipated to create unnecessary burdens on future business and growth. I’m not sure how many opportunities may have been lost during that time.
I would like to commend Steve Rabe and city staff and Mayor Tony Greer and the current council for their efforts in working together and reviewing those regulations and making changes in order to be more business friendly. Even though there were still unexpected obstacles and expenses to some of the businesses, the working relations between staff – led by Mr. Rabe – and council – led by Mayor Greer -were able to save those businesses some unnecessary up-front money by making changes to ordinance requirements for offsite improvements and/or coming up with cost-sharing plans to save money for both the investors and taxpayers. Once the problems had been identified, staff and council were able to address and find solutions to those needs and I understand there have been many new businesses and sales tax applications to show that there is progress in Cañon City.
I have confidence they will continue to work together and show progress for Cañon City as there are many exciting opportunities to look forward to in the future by working closely together.
Even though I live in Florence and am not able to vote in Canon, I do shop and do business in Canon City so I look forward to the televised candidate forums, especially with so many incumbents, new and previous candidates to hear their different ideas. Hopefully the voters will allow progress to continue.