Editorial: Turn out for Vail’s ‘state of the town’ | VailDaily.com

Editorial: Turn out for Vail’s ‘state of the town’

Alex Miller
Vail Daily Editorial Board

All those Vail citizens who think they have no voice in the town’s doings of future, here’s your chance. This Tuesday, the town of Vail holds its annual “State of the Town” forum, where town leaders will give an overview of what’s been done, what’s coming up, what’s being spent and how ” as well as provide an opportunity for citizens and business owners to speak their minds.

Too often, we hear people complain about something that’s gone on in town long after the opportunity to comment or influence has passed. It’s not often easy to make time for those interminable town council meetings, which is why we applaud the town for creating this special, annual open house to let people know what’s going on. There will be displays and people on hand to talk about everything from parking and transportation to housing, forest health, the environment, recreation and more. Representatives from the town, the U.S. Forest Service and Vail Resorts will be available for one-on-one conversations, and at 6 p.m. Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland will give a presentation. Chris Jarnot from Vail Mountain and John Garnsey from Beaver Creek will also be there.

There’s a lot going on in Vail. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what’s coming up and let elected representatives and other local officials know what you think of it all.

If you can’t make it or want to see the paper version of the State of the Town report, click on the ‘web extra’ to get a PDF of the document. There’s also more information at http://www.vailgov.com.

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