Vail Council Candidate Q&A: Kevin Foley |

Vail Council Candidate Q&A: Kevin Foley

Edward StonerVail CO, Colorado

I would like to continue to represent my friends and neighbors by serving on this board.

Our shrinking employee base, highway impacts and the threat of wildfire.

The current council works pretty well together considering the diverse backgrounds. Right: Commercial employee housing requirements, wildlife trash ordinance. Wrong: No residential employee housing requirement.

I have voted against the redevelopment of the Lionshead parking structure. We should wait until the current redevelopment phase pans out before we turn over the last large piece of town-owned land.

There will always be change/redevelopment in Vails near future. We need to do a better job of assessing developers on their projects impacts on town services.

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Our service levels will continue to deteriorate if we do not have beds for workers. The shorter the commute, the happier the employee and the employer. Encourage: Increased density for developers. Build: As much as we can the Hud Wirth property will be a good start. The middle bench of Donovan Park should be next. Require: Adding residential employee housing obligations to the recently adopted commercial requirements would ensure everyone in town was helping out.

Continue to support projects as they come to us. Press for action on the issue of highway noise.

I am torn on this issue I would enjoy the revenue it would produce for the town yet wonder if were not just taxing for taxs sake. Priorities for capital projects would have to be re-evaluated and some things may just not be funded.

Q: You dont seem to speak too much at council meetings and your answers here are rather brief why is that?A: I learned a long time ago that Im better educated by listening rather than talking. Meetings are long enough as it is. I like to make my point and move on. The rest of life is waiting to be enjoyed.

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