Congratulations on council election
       Our city election behind us, allow me to congratulate incumbent Jerry Heimlicher on his victory and thank the citizens of Colorado Springs who informed themselves and voted.
       Thanks, also, to those who had the courage and vision to support my candidacy. I asked them to leave behind a 100-year legacy of growth addiction to embrace a modern, sustainable economic model that recognizes perpetual growth is not possible and not even profitable. That's a major change.
       To get this close in a race against an incumbent - who outspent us more than two to one - shows many citizens of our community understand the times are changing. Our community is beginning to discuss and consider more modern approaches to sustaining our local economy, local government services, our environment, and our quality of life. Bravo. Let's keep it up!

Dave Gardner