Gmerek is right on; Breckenridge twisting Warrior’s Mark election |

Gmerek is right on; Breckenridge twisting Warrior’s Mark election

Congratulations Andrew Gmerek on your Opinion article, “My hometown, my bitch” (Summit Daily, Sept. 6). I’m sure many residents of Summit County couldn’t agree with you more.

Mayor Sam Mamula and the Breckenridge Town Council were not willing initially to speak out against this ad campaign by the ski area for fear that the “cooperation” between the two will be compromised. It’s pitiful that the very people elected to town leadership positions are so willing to have the ski area prostitute the town.

Personally, I haven’t seen evidence of any cooperation – all I see is the town bending over backwards to give the Vail Resorts and chief operating officer Roger McCarthy everything they want.

I always thought cooperation was a mutual give and take, but the residents of Breckenridge are getting the raw end of this deal. Breckenridge town officials are so focused on the almighty buck that quality of life is left begging.

I’m a resident of Warriors Mark subdivision, which will hold an election on Oct. 1, to determine whether we want to be annexed to the town of Breckenridge. The mayor and council are certainly doing a good job of convincing property owners in Warriors Mark that we want no part of such a wishy-washy, but greedy town government.

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