Time for a mini-drama
Editor, wow, I was so surprised to read your column on June 26. This is the first positive (or semi-positive) viewpoint I have read regarding the Save the Peninsula Coalition, except for those by the coalition itself.
I want to clear the air about the heated petition. I am a signer and petition holder. The reason I signed and carry the petition is only because I want to be informed. I am not necessarily opposed to the possibility of a golf course, but I do believe I and all residents of Frisco should have some say – a vote – in the destiny of the fabulous Frisco peninsula, even if it stays the same.
As a Frisco business owner, I certainly would not be opposed to any idea of improvement that would increase visits to Frisco and Summit County as a whole. So, if the town planners are truly only investigating all of the possibilities of “what can we do?” – including a golf course – I say go for it. Bring us the business. However, I still hold fast to the belief all taxpaying residents of Frisco deserve the right to be informed and heard.
I have been dumfounded at the animosity and hostility directed toward the petition. Is the town council really afraid to have the residents involved in such a huge community decision and project? If so, then why? It reminds me of the anger shown in my hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio, about the new stadium. There was a group of folks – a coalition – who wanted it put it to a vote. The city officials were responding much the same way as Frisco councilmembers. However, when it was put to a vote, the voters passed the issue. I think this is a perfect example that people who want a vote aren’t necessarily against improvements, they just want a say in it.
Frisco is a small town whose residents should band together and be excited and united about the potential positive changes in store for Frisco, not tear each other down. Or maybe, like you said, “it’s just time for a “so-called mini drama in Frisco.”
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