August 18, 2009
It is unfortunate that Basalt, when heavily advertising its stimulus program of a $30 gift certificate for every $300 spent in Basalt, provided a date deadline but never suggested that they could unilaterally elect to terminate the program without ADVANCE notice.
I and many others who as a general rule go out of their way to shop locally as a show of support for Basalt are now left with purchase receipts but no gift certificates.
When I contacted City Hall to inquire if the program was being terminated, I was basically told too bad and that I have no right to complain. I no longer shop in Basalt.