Development does not have to be the fate |

Development does not have to be the fate

Re: Breckenridge town deals with VRI fairly (Daily Mail, May 3)Mayor Ernie Blake’s letter while interesting illustrates everything that is wrong with our leadership in Breckenridge. Mayor Blake’s message seems to be, “Development is inevitable … They were going to take away our skier parking. The council did very well under a difficult situation.”Development is not inevitable. How does more development benefit the citizens who elected our mayor? Why are our elementary schools overcrowded? Why do I have friends who make $100,000 a year unable to afford Summit County for their families?With the attitude that development is inevitable, I guess Summit County will become a place where wealthy people come to buy property. More of our friends will become casualties of over-development.Why is Vail our urban planner while our representatives scurry to make the best of what little Vail offers in return.After the Kinderhut fiasco, I would think that our mayor and council heard the concerns of citizens, who want to preserve open spaces and the quaintness of our town. We do not want to be Vail Jr.

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