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Cathy Gammel: Vote ‘yes’ to keep power in people’s hands

Cathy Gammel

It is a sad reality that sometimes small-town politics are highjacked by people with an agenda. Perhaps that cannot be said about our current town council and mayor, but I have seen it happen in the past.

It is also a reality that most of us are too busy making a living and taking care of our families to attend all planning and town council meetings, if any at all. We hope that our elected officials are looking at all sides of an issue and are representing all the residents of the town.

Reality is private agendas do take over town councils all over our nation. And, with that in mind, I am asking you to vote “yes” on ballot question 1 in Silverthorne.

This ballot measure allows the people of Silverthorne to limit the current and future town council’s power in taking private property without a town vote.

Our current town council does not seem to want allow the citizen’s of our town to vote on such issues. Others have suggested it would be a hassle to vote on so many measures.

I do not feel voting is an inconvenience, but a right!

We live in a town of only about 4,000 people, and all residents should be involved in deciding important issues, whether they have time to attend planning or council meetings or not.

A “yes” vote insures town residents the right to vote on important issues which affect their neighbors and neighborhoods. Voting is the American way.

A “no” vote means no voice.

Please vote “yes” and keep the power in the people’s hands.

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