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A look at candidates for Boulder City Council: Tom Tyler

Tom Tyler, 72

Occupation: Previously worked at Safeway

33 years in Boulder City

What single issue most influenced your decision to run for council or seek re-election?

The city keeps forgetting the voters’ desire to maintain current lifestyle. Stop creating projects that put us in debt so our only recourse is to sell large tracts of land. The population is decreasing but solar funds do not make that a problem to maintain and improve what we have.

Why do you feel you are the best person for the position?

I care. Three terms as president of Emergency Aid, past member Parks and Recreation committee, past member Allotment committee, up for Utility Committee May 28. I also monitor council meetings and attend workshops.

What’s the biggest issue facing Boulder City today?

Pool project should be toned down. Just a pool, not a complex.

Many, especially in the business community, would like to see Boulder City become more than just a day trip with visitors spending multiple days here. But some recent decisions, such as banning short-term rentals, would seem to discourage multi-day visits. How does the city balance the needs of its residents with that of encouraging tourism?

The needs of the residents is a safe, clean, well-maintained infrastructure. History would imply tourism is undependable. Zipline, motorcycle track, two golf courses, historical preservation, etc. have either failed or not met expectations. People were aware of this and should not have speculated on rentals. We raise families and look after our retirement.

The Eagle has landed

City crews help align the eagle at the new welcome sign Monday morning. The $75,000 sign, which is funded by the city, will not only welcome those coming to town but also honors the Boulder City High School Eagles.

Tract 350 sale approved

Whether it will be enough to fund the projected $40 million-plus pool complex the city would like to build is still — given the realities of the current inflationary economic environment — an open question.

City’s pet licensing proposal still in limbo

As the proposal to allow for a license for pet breeding, as well as the keeping of more animals than the three currently allowed by city code that came within inches of becoming law in March of this year, appears to be in some kind of limbo. After it was tabled, and has not yet been rescheduled to come back before the city council, a related case recently came before the municipal court.

Students learn the fine art of guitar making

Jimi Hendrix, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist ever, once said of his craft, “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded.”

Search for new city manager underway

Give him some credit. Recently-departed city manager Taylour Tedder may have left with just a few weeks of notice, but he did try to begin a process for finding his replacement as one of his final acts.