Letter to the Editor: A survey should go out to all voters in Summit County, not just certain people | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the Editor: A survey should go out to all voters in Summit County, not just certain people

Susanne Baum-Johnston

As a long-term, full-time resident of Frisco, a community member who has owned a business, who has been fortunate enough to have been able to take advantage of the ups and downs of the real estate market over a couple of decades, I find it sad and biased that the survey this article reported did not talk to any person who, like myself, owns rental property that I only rent to full-time local workers… that have pets!

There are some of us that want this community to actually house the people that make this community what it is. The reason tourists want to spend money here is because they are hoping for a memorable experience. If we, locally, do not recognize that the reason people come here wish they lived here is because of the people that work here.

When the local people, who know the ski trails and share them as a bartender or bus driver or recognize someone who is oxygen deprived and gives advise or shares a quick education about the amazing Milky Way (so many people have actually never seen it) — these people make this community a special and amazing place, a place people want to live in! If we don’t secure living quarters where young, adventurous, hopeful people can call this amazing place home, find a path to learn, move forward, create a life — well, we are doomed.

So, all of the folks that responded to this “survey,” I’m sorry, but it looks to me that your own interests are far more important than the community at large. I’d love a new survey that includes all voters in Frisco. I mean anything the town does will require tax dollars, so please get feed back from all of us. I am encouraged that the conversation is happening. We just need a few different voices that are also impacted and part of the solution.

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