Attacks on Malone unwarranted
Attacks on Dee Malone made by George Newman and his followers regarding her lack of planning experience, and “NIMBYism” are both unwarranted and hypocritical.
Planning is an integral part of the graduate environmental science curriculum at the University of Colorado Denver where Dee Malone earned her M.S. in Environmental Sciences. Planning for environmental sustainability is really what the program at that institution is all about. Similarly a successful multi-year research project, such as the Stream Health Initiative for which she was principle investigator, requires enormous planning and creativity, grant-writing, communication with land-owners and government officials, logistics and implementation, management of junior research staff, analysis and follow-up.
Moreover, lesson planning by teachers requires creativity, logistics, implementation, flexibility, responsiveness to student needs and ongoing follow-up ” as a teacher she routinely created lesson plans. In my opinion, Dee’s planning experience far out-shadows that of her opponent. Regarding her perceived “NIMBYism,” what she actually has said is that she views the entire Roaring Fork Watershed as her back yard for which she wants to protect the environmental qualities such as clean air, clean water and wildlife values.
On the other hand George’s planning experience includes his claims of “founding Leadership Aspen” (actually started by ACRA, where George just one of several employees involved with L.A.) and founding the Emma Caucus, which he then used in an attempt to prevent a local church group from building a church on a lot adjacent to Highway 82 ” a right protected by federal law, and in a location that happens to be in George’s “backyard.” Contrary to what has been purported, this is not a “mega-church” populated by out-of-towners. Rather this is a relatively small, compassionate group of “locals” who merely want to practice their religion.
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