by the local Translator
Mike Beltracchi is a long time Eagle County resident and property owner.
Unfortunately – Mike’s recent letter to Editor-Half-the-Story over at the Fishwrap caused more confusion than clarity of Mike’s points.
Time for the ECT folks to weigh in.
Mike (et al) would like to see a different approach when it comes to the issues facing our Community. Mike’s central point – was trying to explain what local discussions need to take place – that are not. Public discussions about…
Why does our Community have ~$14 Million dollars in so called unspent “Open Space Funds” at the same time our School and Fire districts are trying to raise taxes?
Want vs. Need? Fact is: We don’t ‘need’ millions spent on Open Space. Fact is: We don’t need a new Eagle County bureaucrat (at $100k/yr) whose job it is to recommend how millions be spent on proposed new Open Space, we simply don’t need.
Mike (et al) tried to get your elected Eagle County Commissioners to agree to put the question of the REPEAL of the County’s Open Space tax on November’s ballot. The Commissioner unanimously refused – preferring the special interests of the Eagle Valley Land Trust – over the voters in our Community.
We don’t need our Elected Eagle County Commissioners floating down the Colorado River (on the taxpayers dime) at a time when Eagle County home foreclosures are at 514 YTD – 13NOV2011. Eagle County Job creating is desperately need – especially down valley (Eagle/Gypsum) whose Community’s have suffered the brunt of this years Home Foreclosures.
Why isn’t anyone (other than the folks at the ECT) even talking about this?
Why are your elected Eagle County Commissioners – more concerned with the interests of the folks who work at – the Eagle Valley Land Trust? (one of the worst special interest groups the ECT has ever discovered)
Why does Editor-Half-the-Story choose to ignore why his (always getting thinner – paper newspaper) is losing paid print advertisers?
Bottom Line: It’s time for our Community to start talking about “Want vs. Need” and how our Community can start creating (instead of loosing) local Jobs. Sadly it seems most of our elected leadership – just doesn’t seem to be up to the task…