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Voting is important on Red Feather Ridge

Dear Editor,

No matter how many yard signs you see about Red Feather Ridge and how many lapel pins you wear, if you don’t send in your ballot, a billion dollar bank in Oklahoma will make a profit at the expense of our small-town character.

If you send in a “no” vote, we will not stop growth, but we have a chance to rethink how we grow. Send in a vote that says rural density growth helps make Glenwood Springs a special place. Send in a vote that says urban density is not appropriate outside of the Urban Growth Boundary. The following quote is from a letter from Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission in 1998, to the Garfield County Commissioners: “The commission noted that the subdivision proposal conflicts with city’s Land Use Plan (which) encourages development to be contained within an Urban Development Boundary to avoid sprawl. Four Mile Ranch is outside of the urban development boundary.”

The city was concerned about 57 homes. Now the city wants to triple the homes and annex Red Feather Ridge (formerly known as Four Mile Ranch). Does this make any sense to you?

Send in the ballot you receive with a “no” to profit driven sprawl. Thank you.

Jim Hawkins

Glenwood Springs

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