Moore took the plurality of the vote with 44 percent in 2006, then defeated Michelle Lopez, 279-220, in a run-off election. Lopez won election to the city council last May.
Moore’s priorities on the city council centered on budgetary constraint and infrastructure. During his first run on the council, 1998-2003, Moore generally was the only voice opposed to rapid residential development and pet projects for other councilmembers, preferring to emphasize roads, water and wastewater.
If Moore was distinctive voice on the council during his first run, he stood out much less in the last two years as the city’s issues changed dramatically. A city that worried about over-pumping its water permits five years ago now is going into heavy retail and economic development.
Moore is the second councilmember to resign within the last year. Todd Webster resigned from the council last September so he could devote his time to his dying father in Ohio. Like Moore, Webster won re-election in 2006.Email | Print