Don’t be suckered in |

Don’t be suckered in

Dear Editor:

When I moved here in 1991, 90 percent of the buildings from Basalt to Glenwood didn’t exist. Now, everywhere you look, the valley is nothing but one big construction site ” just try to envision a street without a job site. Like most people, that’s not why I moved here, and I AM COMPLETELY SICK OF IT! Unless you’re a real estate agent, builder, or trust-funder who just wants to buy and cash out in a couple years, why would you even want to move here anymore?

Don’t be suckered in by WestPac’s claims that Cattle Creek Crossing is all about “affordable” housing. At just 10 percent of the nearly 1,000 proposed units, the overwhelming majority of “homes” will just be more investment opportunities for the rich and shameless.

The impacts on the environment, traffic, quality of life, and yes, illegal immigration, will be permanent and are all relevant points that need to be heard and considered without being cutoff ” even at a zoning hearing. And if the Garfield BOCC really cares about this place and preserving whatever unique character that’s still left, they will require dramatic downsizing of this project, dramatic upsizing of employee housing, and dramatically slower overall growth in our valley.

David Johnson


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