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What’s the issue in the mayor’s race?

Stuart "Boot" Gordon

I thought the question was, should we annex or not? But from what I can gather, Sheila (Groneman) will approve the annexation, but will not approve the Safeway store.

Sheila, how are you going to pay for the added people and miles of roads that will need police protection, increased town staff and snowplows unless it stops snowing completely? The excise tax just won’t cover it.

I’m against commercial strip sprawl as well as residential sprawl, but apparently no one is actually against the annexation. So we’ll need the income that Safeway will provide.

In 20 years, I believe that Silverthorne’s whole downtown will be commercial, so the decision to build a Safeway is no big deal. Like Austria, I hope we’ll build up. Maybe like Austria we’ll mature emotionally and intellectually and cease our sprawling brawling into the countryside.

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