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Explaining the kerfuffle

Dear Editor:

Given the kerfuffle that’s erupted over my letter to Basalt Chamber of Commerce President David Fiore ” including a response from the Basalt Chamber (see Columnists) ” I figured I should briefly explain to the public why I wrote to David in the first place.

My concern in writing the letter was not whether the question posed by the chamber is a matter of public concern. Although drafted in a convoluted way, it undoubtedly is. But there are many, many other questions that are also important to Basalt. The issue for me, therefore, was that David ” in his capacity as chamber president ” helped frame the terms of the debate in a way that skewed the questions posed to the candidates towards topics bearing directly on his Sopris Chase project. This struck me as inappropriate.

Chris Seldin

Basalt Town Councilman