Letter: Let residents vote on bridge plan
“Of the people, by the people and for the people.” This is the correct way a democracy works. The quality of life of the citizens of Glenwood Springs is at stake. Therefore, the citizens of Glenwood Springs need to make a decision about destroying the Grand Avenue bridge and allowing an LA-type exit off of the freeway with a direct connection to Grand Avenue.
The Citizens to Save Grand Avenue Group sponsored a vote. A ballot was printed in the Post Independent. A surprisingly large number voted. The ballot included the name, phone number and address as to verify the vote, if need be. The vote to leave the existing bridge standing and find a bypass was favored five to one by the voters.
The City Council, for whatever reason, will not allow the citizens of Glenwood Springs to vote on the matter. The City Council needs to let the citizens of Glenwood vote. “Of the people, by the people, for the people.”
The City Council wants to vote with CDOT to build the freeway that will allow the fastest, most convenient path for traffic through Glenwood. This does not represent the wishes of the citizens of Glenwood Springs. That is why we need a vote.
I’m curious as to why the City Council voted with CDOT and not the citizens of Glenwood Springs.
The citizens of Glenwood Springs are not being represented by the City Council. The City Council is representing CDOT and they do not seem to care about the quality of life for the citizens of Glenwood.
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