By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun
Editor’s note: This week, we’re looking at the Flagstaff City Council candidates in more detail, giving each a platform to talk about what matters to them.
For Austin Aslan, sustainability is more than simply a buzzword used when talking about the environment and it means a lot more than just going green. For Aslan, it is about how future generations will see the decisions we make in the present.
“Are those people going to look back and say, ‘Wow, those people, that city council from 2018, were really thinking about us and the things they did were right,’” Aslan said.
One area sustainability can be put into practice more thoroughly is public safety, Aslan said, adding that issues of public safety in Flagstaff need more attention than they have been receiving. As the city continues to grow, the Flagstaff police and fire departments have felt the same stresses as the rest of the community, but they have not seen the funding they deserve.