The mayor and MidFirst

Lorenz T. "Marty" Martensen

Dear Editor,

I realize that Mayor Vanderhoof exercises his right of freedom to speak and write whatever he believes about MidFirst Bank’s very costly newspaper and direct mail advertising campaign in support of the formerly bankrupt Four Mile Ranch.

Using the same freedom to speak and write I am troubled in the mayor’s lending his name and office to the newspaper ads and the direct mail pieces. Why can’t the MidFirst Bank’s Committee for Responsible Growth individuals be the drumbeaters and cheerleaders for MidFirst?

There are members of the Glenwood Springs City Council who are opposed to the Red Feather Ridge project because of the long-term impacts on Glenwood Springs. Do they remain silent because they know it is inappropriate for councilors to publicly express their view in an attempt to influence a citizen’s vote in a public election?

Lorenz T. “Marty” Martensen

Glenwood Springs

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