Improving the system |

Improving the system

Dear Editor:Home rule for Eagle County just makes sense, and we urge all Eagle County voters to vote yes in favor of home rule on the current mail ballot.First, it strengthens our rights by allowing for citizen initiatives and referenda. We have this ability for state and local issues, but not for county issues. Second, it adds two county commissioners giving greater representation to the many diverse communities throughout our county (including Basalt and El Jebel.) The fiscal impact of having two more commissioners is nominal, and broader representation should lead to more efficient, effective and responsive governance.Voting for home rule isn’t a vote against the current system, it is simply an opportunity to improve upon it. Please take a couple minutes today to vote! Ballots are due by May 1 to Eagle County.David and Jenifer CramerBasalt

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