Eagle Town Board Candidate Scot Webster
Real Estate Broker
I have truly enjoyed my four years spent on the Eagle Planning & Zoning Commission and would like to continue my public service to the next level, which is the town board. I also feel that my experience working on the Eagle Area Community Plan for the last 1 1⁄2 years will be of great value to help the Town Board implement its goals and policies.
All studies point to “Sales Tax is King” for Colorado municipalities. Colorado is a “point of sale” sales tax revenue state, meaning municipal sales tax dollars generated in a specific town, stay in that town. The only way to generate more sales tax dollars, is to sell more goods in our town and shop locally. I think Eagle needs to be as business friendly as we can be to attract viable new businesses, while trying NOT to adversely affect our quality lifestyle. We have to help stop leakage of sales tax dollars.
I fully respect the citizens voting to reject ERS. I do believe (due to how close the vote was) that if the town were to hold some citizen focus groups and gather input as to what exactly the community would like to see on that piece of land, we could give that information to the current owner/developer of that land and see if they can come up with something that satisfies the majority of this community’s members. Something with more community input would be my vision for that property.
I support infill development and so does the new Eagle Area Community Plan that I have helped write while being on the Eagle P & Z Commission. I think the trick is figuring out creative ways to pay for it. It’s not as simple as increasing sales tax or impact fees. I would want to investigate and create new financial structural methods to help infill pay it’s own way.
I would be honored to be elected and continue my public service, but in a new capacity that brings new opportunities. I am a consensus builder that knows when to compromise, and I know I am up for the challenge.