Frisco needs a fresh start |

Frisco needs a fresh start

George Sherman, Chairman, Better Government in Frisco

In town elections April 4, the citizenry of Frisco have an opportunity to finish the work so well begun last December when we vetoed efforts of the current town council to plant the big box in our mountain town. That battle over the prized 9.4-acre parcel astride I-70, regardless of which side you were on, demonstrated the decision-making process of our town council is not working. Frisco will be facing many similar challenges in the next few years. We need a process that provides for input by the citizens and real listening by the council and town management before major decisions are made. We need to be creating consensus, not anger and frustration. In a word, we want a fresh start. According to law, after the December referendum CAHD – Citizens against Home Depot – had to dissolve itself. Now its members and supporters have come together in a follow-on group, Better Government in Frisco (BGIF), to promote a new beginning for our town. We are determined to effect change in the way the town conducts its business. We are supporting two candidates committed to that goal: Woody VanGundy and Kent Willis. Both are longtime residents of Frisco. Both have raised families here. Both have participated in numerous committees promoting the social and economic betterment of our community. Woody is a managing partner of the Frisco Brewing Company/Backcountry Brewery on Main Street and Kent is a long-established local attorney. This platform for change boils down to three main issues: – A council that listens and responds to the citizens.- Fiscal responsibility in running the town.- Realistic planning for future development.I hope like-minded citizens will join us in this campaign. With your votes, I truly believe we can put in place a town council majority whose members really listen and respond to the people who elected them. Write to usThe Summit Daily News welcomes letters to the editor, preferably by e-mail to Past letters can be read at All letters must be submitted along with the author’s name, hometown and phone number.

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