Letter: Stay involved in your community, Eagle County, regardless of election outcome
Another election season is upon us. Thank you to everyone who is running for office — your service to the community is appreciated, regardless of Tuesday night’s outcome. To those who are elected: Roll up the sleeves. We have some real challenges ahead. To those who are not: Please stay involved; the community needs your voice.
We also have a number of ballot initiatives, depending on where you live in Eagle County. I encourage everyone to vote “yes” on the SB-152 broadband initiative (Ballot Issue 1B) to give our local municipalities more flexibility to meet our broadband needs moving forward. This one is a no-brainer.
Other issues are more complex but, as recommended by the Vail Daily editorial page, are worthy of a “yes” vote on Tuesday. This includes the county 1A initiative to increase marijuana taxes to help support mental-health initiatives (sorely needed in Eagle County), as well as the Colorado Mountain College property tax initiative (to support our community college).
Regardless of your party affiliation or political beliefs, I encourage you to research all ballot questions and to place your vote with a view to helping make our community a safer, better place to live now and in the future. I’m voting yes on SB152 opt-out, yes on 1A for mental health and yes on CMC. I hope you’ll join me.