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Letter: City Council needs to start representing its constituents

Just about everyone is aware of the infamous “reset button.” You know, the button you hit to reset whatever you want, and start over. Well to me it looks like City Council is instead using the “idiot button,” and it seems like this button is pressed often these days.

Most recently, disclosing via the Post Independent about an 8:30 a.m. meeting — the day before it is supposed to occur — where the public can contribute comments regarding the $7.5 million debacle known as the “Festival Street.” How convenient. I am sure there are a boatload of citizens that would have liked to attend but could not. Most citizens of Glenwood are trying to eke out a living at 8:30 a.m. And most citizens can’t spontaneously take off time at 8:30 a.m. within a less than 24-hour notice. BAM! (Idiot button being pressed).

And just a few weeks prior: BAM! Dream boating about the confluence and how to totally mess it up, (unless they just make it open space, which is way too dull for most City Council members).

And also a few weeks prior: BAM! A parking study for RFTA. What a waste. Use existing resources and not a third party.

Streets First City Council! The $7.5 million would have gone a long way toward fixing a lot of our streets. And leave the Confluence as open space (no buildings, hotels, restaurants… nothing). And please toss the idiot button ASAP. The citizens of Glenwood are getting a bit tired of you. (Tony Hershey – you are exempt.) Start representing your constituents. Quite honestly, I don’t think you know how.

Dave Heyliger,
Glenwood Springs

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