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Piper: Breckenridge voters to decide what’s ‘family friendly’

It seems that Eric Buck is alarmed in a recent letter that the issue of a cannabis shop on Main Street will be put to the voting public rather than the Breckenridge Town Council decide it. To be worried that all “stakeholders”, i.e. visitors, part-time homeowners, business owners will not be allowed to decide is beside the point here. The voters will decide the issue. They are the full-time residents here. If anyone of our other guest would like to be a voter here then they can move here and register to vote. These, after all, are the principal stakeholders in any democracy. The number of voters in Breckenridge has steadily risen as growth has come to town. These are the folks who put everything they have into the community, their jobs, their children, and their lives. They should be allowed to choose.

Or perhaps at the heart of Mr. Buck’s concern is more a preference. The drug of choice on Main Street is alcohol. I don’t see this image as very family-friendly as he contends. If we want to truly embrace family culture then let’s clean our image beginning with the public drinking, drunk driving, urinating and the rest that we all have seen. Now a little charming pot shop on Main Street is a small problem in town.

Steve Piper


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