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Envision a park, not a golf course for the elite

April and Don Paine

Dear Editor,

I feel so sad that five of our City Council members have such a narrow vision of the possibilities for the greater good of our community. Furthermore, it’s a travesty that they are unwilling to find out if they are accurately representing the citizens of Glenwood Springs.

If it’s true that only 19 out of 8,000 citizens are opposed, then what risk could there be to council’s “vision” by sending it out to a vote? The comeback that council was elected to make these kinds of decisions for us is arrogant and ominous.

This is where it all starts – good people getting lost in their own special interests.

Envision this: A beautiful park with ponds, benches, meandering paths, and community gardens that would be available to everyone (all taxpayers) to enjoy. Imagine this space not being just for a few elite rich folks in their crisp little outfits chasing little white balls into holes, taking up acres and acres of land, using thousands of gallons of fertilizers, pesticides, and that precious commodity, water.

Can’t they go to Aspen Glen, Roaring Fork Club, Rose Ranch, Battlement Mesa, Ranch at Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs Golf Club, Rifle Creek Golf Course, Aspen or Snowmass Golf Clubs, River Valley Ranch, or Vail Valley? Yeah, right, what we really need in this valley is another golf course.

Envision a City Council that actually cared about what the people in this valley really want for our future.

April and Don Paine

Glenwood Springs

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