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Wise growth is sustainable

Dear Editor,

Appropriate growth is different from no growth. It is sustainable and takes into account the current dynamic of a community, and works for growth while enhancing and safeguarding its assets.

Wise growth works with suitability to create a system that can carry on. It looks at the integrity of ideas, their source and goals. Intelligent growth does the math.

Boom and bust may work well for some but it can be hard on communities and their children. It keeps wages down, entitlements and equity low while fueling fear and uncertainty for the future.

Carbondale’s assets are a concerned and enlightened people with healthy values, a clean and beautiful environment to live in, roads without congestion, a relatively healthy economy with locally owned businesses that spend profits here, and a hardworking, open and vital Town Hall.

Let’s not lose that by giving free reign to an outside developer’s profit scheme.


John Hoffmann


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