Red Feather plums leave sour taste |

Red Feather plums leave sour taste

Dear Editor,

“They’re baaack!” The banker/developers of Red Feather Ridge are continuing their attempts to buy approval of their project.

Several misconceptions need to be corrected. City Council did not vote down the proposal 4-3 in the last attempt. City Council did not vote. During the final comments from each council member, prior to a vote, it was obvious that 5 members would vote against the project and 2 were in favor. The representative of Red Feather Ridge then grasped the obvious and withdrew their applications.

Now they are back with more “plums” for the city.

I truly respect Russ Brown for his dissenting vote at the Planning and Zoning meeting that recently recommended approval of the project. No matter how many “plums” (monetary incentives) are laid out, the fact of the matter is that the project is still not within the Urban Growth Boundary! It still will be a long-term drain on the resources of the city of Glenwood Springs.

The reasons five out of seven council members indicated they would oppose the project have not changed!

Unfortunately, this is a familiar scenario. You have all seen it. Hired (financial) guns come back, over and over, until they wear us down. Then one day no one shows up to fight and they have what they wanted. I hope, at the next council meeting, Dec. 11, anyone who opposes this development will once again state that “plums” don’t make it right! If you can’t come to the meeting please write Glenwood City Council with your thoughts.

One last thought. Assuming that Mr. Harrell was quoted correctly, that MidFirst Bank didn’t know much about Glenwood Springs and would not have become involved if they had known more about Glenwood Springs, for many people in Glenwood Springs, the feeling is mutual. Had Glenwood Springs and Garfield County known more about Mr. Colodny and his creditors, they would not have gotten involved with them.

Jim Hawkins

Glenwood Springs

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