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Letter: Sneaky city ballot issue

Is anyone else out there surprised by the ballot we suddenly got in the mail? I sure was. Did anyone else know there was an election coming up? I didn’t. I had not seen anything of any significance in the papers, and did not know anything about this potential land deal on School Street.

It smacks of the city trying to slip this through on us without proper information getting out, without proper input from the taxpaying citizens and without due process. I suppose if I had attended the last several City Council meetings I would have been more informed, but how many people do that?

We wasted a lot of taxpayer money to hold a special election for one item on the ballot. The printing, the postage, the logistics to count the votes and follow-up. I am angry about this. Therefore, I deliberately voted “no.” Whether the initiative is a good idea or a bad idea, our City Council does not have the right to try to slip this one past us. I guess they are learning how to be sneaky from John Martin.

Jennifer Moore

Glenwood Spring

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