The mayoral election that's just around the corner will be important for the future of Arlington. The area is in rapid growth and leadership is key to a successful future.
I believe Barb Tolbert should be re-elected by Arlington. Tolbert has led Arlington very well and ushered the city into a prosperous time. With new businesses moving in, and previous ones thriving, there's no doubt Tolbert understands the local economy.
She carries some big name endorsements and has years of experience.
The City Council, in general, has done well to curb crime, prevent increasing water/sewage costs, maintain responsible budgeting, improve parks and business areas, increase job opportunities, and overall making Arlington a fun place to be. With Tolbert leading the Council there's no question that she plays a major role in these accomplishments
Local news station Q13 Fox recently had a feature explaining how Arlington is approaching homelessness differently than other cities, and it's working. Arlington, led by Tolbert, is an example to other cities that are struggling with local problems.
Recent skepticism aimed at Tolbert and the Council is unwarranted. The city has done a great job at maintaining the downtown area and keeping it small business and family oriented. The best way to see/understand the decision making of Tolbert and the Council is by going to a City Council meeting. Come join me and other residents at the meetings.