Vail Daily letter: Just what’s fair |

Vail Daily letter: Just what’s fair

Joe McHughVail, CO, Colorado

I am puzzled by your assertion, in your “Hits & Misses” article, that giving second-home owners voting rights in municipal and county elections constitutes giving them “more voting rights than ordinary people.” Back in 1776, we had a war over taxation without representation and that is what second-home owners currently experience in various communities in Eagle County. While second-home owners do have the right to vote on tax matters in their primary, legal home, they do not have that right, with a few exceptions, in their second-home communities, and giving them that right only gives them the same voting rights as those “ordinary people” whose permanent, legal home is in those communities, not more than their rights.Joe McHughEditor’s note: So “one man, one vote” is to become “one man, a vote for each house”?

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