It’s about the roadmap |

It’s about the roadmap

Dear Editor: A prime consideration in Carbondale’s election is that this big-box is set to go as is. There is no variance and minimal review required. The design conforms to codes we have written for ourselves and afterward changed to suit this big-box. But we have a quickly shrinking window to rethink our codes. The big-box has all the backing and influence that the profit from $20 million a year in sales can muster, including good citizens who are local engineers, architects and lawyers. Its developer will make our 18 acres of asphalt just as beautiful as our codes required it to. When completed the big-box will command our money, air quality and roads. Community spirit will belong to whatever the $700,000 a year in sales taxes can bring to town after we pay increased police, social and roadway costs. On the other hand, we can rethink what fits and our codes. I back the candidates who are forwarding the community’s recommendations in the roadmap. Though confusing, we need only vote for one trustee; let’s make it count for our community. John HoffmannCarbondale

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