City elections are coming up, but there will not be bumper stickers, annoying ads on television or voting campaign promoters stopping everyone on the Lory Student Center Plaza.
We have had time to recover from the elections in November, and now it's time to focus on the Fort Collins city elections.
The city elections, although less publicized, could have stronger effects on students. The people up for office have the potential to raise rent by means of rental licensing or tell students they are not allowed to live with more than two other people who are not related to them.
City Council has also set guidelines that do not allow any non-patio furniture, including couches, residences' perimeters. The council enforced the smoking ban in Fort Collins, and has control over parking issues that exist off of campus. Many students do not purchase parking passes at CSU and do not ride the bus.
The nitty-gritty laws affect many students, and now it is time for students to take a stand and have an impact on the lawmakers.
When many of us packed up and set camp in the Fort, we became citizens of a new area, and it is our responsibility to be involved in elections that affect our environment.