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Letter to the editor: Summit County residents have their heads in the sand

David Abell
Breckenridge

I am continually amazed by the number of ostriches residing in the county, their heads firmly buried in a snowbank. A few facts that should be intuitively obvious to the most casual ostrich:

  • First, there is only so much buildable land in Summit county. You may be able to build higher, but then construction would likely block someone’s beautiful view.
  • Second, expansion demands more workers.
  • Third, workers have to live at a reasonable distance from their job and at a price they can afford.
  • Fourth, increased numbers (workers, tourists and/or residents) demand and produce increased pressure on infrastructure, hence higher taxes.
  • Fifth, I do not believe there are any wayward Canada geese laying golden eggs in the county.

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