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Just plain wrong

Dear Editor:

Since the newest flap over the so called “invisible house” on McLain Flats Road cranked up, certain public officials and members of the Woody Creek Caucus have been heard saying that “everything will be perfect in the end when the job’s complete. People don’t understand that construction is messy.” I’d beg to differ, I think it’s just the opposite. I think everyone understands very well that construction is a messy business, at least everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley understands it. The people who don’t understand are the people who supported this project.

They don’t understand that there will be an ugly scar on that landscape for probably two years and when it’s finally complete, what will be left is nothing but an expensive commodity for the rich to barter about. It will add nothing to the community they pretend to serve, it will benefit only those who made money off it.

Unfortunately, the people who supported and approved this project now find themselves in the unenviable position of having to defend it, that or admit they were terribly wrong, and I seriously doubt they have the courage to do that.

As far as I’m concerned, any elected official who supported this project should be driven from office. Any public official that is being paid with taxpayer dollars who approved this project should be fired, and if this is the Woody Creek Caucus’ idea of protecting the neighborhood, they should simply disband, and, instead of wasting their time at those meetings, just stay home and play with themselves as that’s all they’re good for.

Michael Cleverly

Woody Creek

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