No growth means no quality of life |

No growth means no quality of life

David Trippe

On May 7 Silverthorne voters will need to choose which mayoral candidate will do the best job for the citizens. One candidate, while distancing herself from the issue to win votes, is firmly in the camp of the no-growth party. The other candidate, Mayor Lou Del Piccolo, understands that without growth the quality of life in Silverthorne will suffer immensely.

We need orderly growth to provide jobs for our citizens and customers for our businesses. We need growth to generate sales taxes that will pay for our services, which range from an affordable recreation center, to snowplowing, to road repairs, to events at the pavilion.

The economic vitality of the town is essential. Do we want to put that responsibility in the hands of a candidate who wants to kill our growth or a candidate that understands how to balance growth and preservation in order to maintain our quality of life? The choice is easy. Re-elect Mayor Lou Del Piccolo on May 7.

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