Taxpayers deserve a `say so’ |

Taxpayers deserve a `say so’

Dear Editor,

When some of our ad hoc group, Citizens for Responsible City Spending, first appeared at a Glenwood City Council meeting, a councilman commented that there were only 19 present protesting the golf course and the use of COPs to finance it.

Since then, we circulated petitions asking that citizens be allowed to vote on the project, and more than 500 people eagerly signed them. These petitions were passed on to City Council at the meeting of July 17. Council members who have taken time to examine the signatures will recognize the names of many highly-respected citizens, some who have held leadership positions in our city government.

While some supporters of Citizens for Responsible City Spending are opposed to yet another golf course, the collective position of our group is that the taxpaying citizens of Glenwood Springs deserve a “say so” in being further burdened for a project such as this, or any other of similar magnitude. Our position is not complicated.

Glenwood Springs City Council has the power to get this issue on the Nov. 4, 2003, ballot. If you want to vote on this matter, attend the Aug. 7 (starts at 6:30 p.m.) City Council meeting and let our city government know how you feel.

Jan Girardot

Glenwood Springs

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