In response to Tuesday's article concerning the denied revision of the Public Nuisance Ordinance and still undecided Residential Rental Registration Ordinance, I am thrilled to hear that the Nuisance Ordinance revisions were not passed. The proposed Residential Rental Registration Ordinance is clearly aimed at students, with this becoming clearer in the statements made in Tuesday's article. The closing quote by councilwoman Marty Tharp, wherein she states that "this wonderful university" will be "surrounded by slums and nobody will want to live there" fully exemplifies the ordinances bias against college students. The areas in direct radius to the college are primarily occupied by college students and by having the Registration Ordinance target these areas, it is targeting college students. Furthermore, by removing the mandates for the health and safety of the renters, the Registration Ordinance is geared at being able to contact landlords when neighbors have problems with the students living next to them, rather than having the respect to contact the students themselves. I, personally, do not know any student who rents property off campus who would not respect a neighbor's request so long as they are brought about in polite, respectful ways. If the community members of Fort Collins do not respect us, we will not respect them.
Junior psychology major