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Alderman Loses Bid, But Wins Bigger Debate

Posted: March 25, 2014 at 5 a.m.

It's hard to imagine a proposal being so resoundingly defeated as Matthew Petty's push to cut a new section of Fayetteville's Rupple Road from four lanes to two. It's also hard to imagine a city council following up such a rejection with so much high praise for many of the reasons behind Petty's move.

WHAT'S THE POINT

Alderman Matthew Petty wanted to shrink what he considered overspending on a west Fayetteville Road project, but his plan was rejected. He did, however, score points in his push for city policies to drive a new kind of development on College Avenue.

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