Nice things folks have said

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“You are the very model of excellence in public service.” —Priscilla Corielle

“I think you are doing an incredible job supporting Boulder, and we are lucky to have you on the Council.” —Howard Diamond

“We need you!” —Shawn Coleman

“Your impact is immeasurable.” —Dana James

“I have been impressed with Bob's willingness to listen and advocate for downtown businesses, the arts scene and rally community support for causes such as "Rainbows Over Pearl." It's clear to me that he is dedicated to helping move our amazing city forward for both residents and businesses in a responsible way.” —Gannon Hartnett

“You have done a great job and I thank you for being willing to serve.” —Stan Garnett

“You and your voice and your smarts and sensibility are needed on our city council.” —Caroline Landry

“I appreciate your thoughtfulness and your independence. I’m happy you’re on City Council.” —Nick Forster

“I endorse Bob because he thinks all the way through, various possible solutions to posed problems and selects a solution based on actual costs and benefits and not just what seems popular. I endorse Bob because he stands up for what he believes, even if it is not popular. I endorse Bob because he deeply wants to keep Boulder a great place to live.” —Alan Bernstein

“Bob is fair, transparent, sees the big picture, and knows how to get things done--the perfect combination for effective City Council leadership.” —Melissa Fathman

“Please keep up the great work.” —Scott Holton

“We all benefit immensely from having Bob on the city council. He brings original and forward-looking perspectives to the issues that are important to us all of us.” —Cate Lawrence

“Thank you for being a thoughtful, well informed, independent voice.” —Mark Heinritz

“I appreciate Bob openness about his thinking on the issues and his realistic assessment of the municipalization efforts.” —Jim Koczela

“Bob is a pragmatist who does well at balancing the political differences that play out in Boulder’s sky rocketing real estate market and those who need support to survive in Colorado’s changing economy.” —Maud Huey Kenyon

“I think you’ve done, and continue to do, a superb job.  In my mind you’re far and away the best council person we have.” —John Hill

“I have found Bob to be a thoughtful, practical voice on the city council. He is genuinely interested in decision making that will have a positive impact on the residents of Boulder. He considers not only what is currently needed but what will have positive impacts on Boulder in the years to come. Decisions have consequences and Bob considers those as he makes each decision.” —Suzanne Hoover

“A good man with the community’s best interests at heart.” —Paul Cure

“Bob brings balance to the city council. I think it's healthy for the council to hear views from the "other side." Maybe I don't always agree with him, but he raises issues that need to be addressed.” —Delma Oberbeck

“Bob is a proponent of common sense solutions to the problems facing Boulder and has been a great supporter of the needs of the community as a whole and in particular for individuals with developmental disabilities.” —Andy Minden

“Thoughtful, analytical, and reasonable representative for the people of Boulder trying to steer the city measurably into its future.” —John Driver

“He has a vision for how to make Boulder more inclusive and affordable.” —David Scott

“Bob has tremendous insight into the often complex issues with which City Council has to contend, and he communicates this information to the residents of Boulder via his frequent e-mailings. He is transparent with his views and opinions and presents his case logically. It is our fortune that Bob is on the Council to be a voice of maturity and true respect to all the people of Boulder rather than to ideologies.” —Joseph Friedman

“You have been a most powerful councilman.” —Jancy Campbell

“A rare proponent of reasoned judgement and municipal sanity who looks beyond the knee-jerk ‘issue of the day.’ Unlike too many Council members, Bob doesn't appear to have a personal agenda. His agenda is what's best for the community at large. Sad there are not more who are willing to give time and energy to the community without extracting compromises. Uniquely qualified, proven rational thinking, who exhibits no reticence to puncture the Boulder bubble in favor of adult decision making.” —Robert Myers

“It is a pleasure to endorse Bob Yates for city council or for any other office he may aspire to. Bob provides leadership that is dedicated, balanced and sensible. I especially like his thoughtful monthly bulletins and the user-friendly access he provides to all of his constituents.” —Carl Nelson

“Bob is the independent thinker and voice of reason we need on city council.” —Jon Carroll

“Thank you for your service to the community! I know it is a huge challenge and time commitment.” —Susan Graf

“Bob thinks conservatively and, in particular, Bob’s view on the Muni mess is refreshing.” —John Gustavson

“Bob has done an excellent job of communicating to the public regarding council votes and his position on those issues. He listens to input from Boulder residents and makes well considered decisions.” —Jane Imber

“A voice of sanity on the City Council.” —Mark Siegal

“No one else sends me CLEAR, easy-to-understand reports on the issues Council deals with. No one else approaches these issues in the same common-sense practical way Bob does. He is extremely balanced, he tries to see both sides and presents them, also. Finally, I agree with his positions. You can tell he cares about the city, the people who live here and its culture and heritage.” —Jane Houssiere

“I strongly believe we need more of the tempered, thoughtful, fiscally minded approach he brings to the table.” —Joe Harding

“Bob can do math. Seems glib and simple, but over and over he as demonstrated an ability to critically review an issue when others are driven by non-critical emotions or good intentions gone awry. It is so nice to have at least one lawyer on city council.” —Patrick Murphy

“I have really appreciated your hard work on Council, especially your monthly newsletter that provided a timely and clear picture of the workings of our city government.” —Tim Downing

“You're a more than qualified leader and are serving Boulder well.” —Steven Hlavac

“It is his dedication, both on the Council and all the other ways he contributes to our community, that makes him a great steward for everyone in Boulder.” —Chuck Hunker

“I support Bob because of his thoughtful approach to issues facing Boulder.” —Mike Dorsey

“He has a common sense approach that respects our individual liberties as well as the needs of the community we all share. He is transparent in his duties and gives detailed explanations of every vote and decision. He always has the best interests of our community at heart. I am proud to give my full support to Bob for his reelection effort.” —Duncan Coker

“Boulder is blessed to have such a dedicated and well grounded public servant as Bob Yates.” —Grant Couch

“Bob has always provided sounds well-reasoned decisions. He is a true leader in the community and cares deeply for the citizens.” —Don Cote

“I like Bob's thoughtfulness on the issues and sharing his views on the best direction for Boulder.” —David Curtis

“Seriously, an incredibly responsive councilperson interested in contributing to a better Boulder. I strongly endorse Bob and hope you will help him to get re-elected.” —Tom Cross

“Bob is one of the most thoughtful, hard-working and effective citizens of Boulder. He is excellent at rationally considering issues, listening to dissenting opinions and engaging the community in a positive, open conversation that is solution oriented. Boulder is extremely lucky to have an advocate like Bob Yates devote so much of his time to our community.” —Donovan Greene

“He is a conscientious advocate for Boulder and, as a positive force on the city council, he has earned my vote for re-election.” —Scott Malan

“I appreciate his transparency and his news letters informing us about his votes and reasoning.” —Ford Magden

“Bob has a thoughtful, common-sense approach while balancing the realpolitik of the Boulder community.” —Darren Kelly

“Bob plays an important role on the city council when we face so many challenging decisions. Bob's life experiences combined with his thoughtful nature add greatly to our community governance process. We are lucky to have him and I hope we have many more years of his generous community service.” —Doug Greene

“I cherish Bob's openness, accessibility, and honesty. I believe Bob's perspective is an important addition to Council's internal deliberations and decision making process.” —Peter Ornstein

“He is a fiscal conservative who has spoken loud and clear about the City's out-of-control spending. He is a lawyer and businessman who does his homework. We need more citizens serving on the City Council who are pragmatic about the issues and vote accordingly.” —Richard Tucker

“Deep experience. Analytical. Common sense and practical. Good listener.” —Chet Winter