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Red Feather needed for new residents

Dear Editor,

Red Feather Ridge has spawned another “Last Immigrant Frenzy.”

I served on City Council in the late ’70s and early ’80s and recall a public hearing on an annexation and subdivision. Council chambers were filled and council was urged to deny this development, which we were assured would destroy all we loved in Glenwood and the lower Roaring Fork Valley.

After listening for a while, I proposed a motion for an ordinance requiring that everyone who moved to Glenwood after June 15, 1964, had 60 days to conclude their business and leave town. Butch Mayfield seconded the motion.

In response to the protest that “You can’t do that!” we said, “Why not? You want to stop people from coming here now, but we liked it the way it was in `64.”

I was being facetious. The motion failed. The development was approved.

My opinion was, and still is, that those of us who currently live here don’t have the right to tell others that they can only enjoy our community if they come as tourists, stay in motels and leave when their money runs out.

The real agenda of CVRG is revealed in their mailing, which states: “The biggest threat of Red Feather Ridge is that it will encourage more of the same.” In other words, “I’m here now. Pull up the drawbridge.”

I urge the voters to approve Red Feather Ridge. Benefits to Glenwood are much greater with it than the county subdivision.

Jerry Gamba

Glenwood Springs

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