No conflict for Whitsitt |

No conflict for Whitsitt

Dear Editor:

Recently a letter writer raised a question concerning Jacque Whitsitt’s service on the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board and the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission. The writer implied that Jacque has a conflict of interest. She does not. Conflict-of-interest statutes are focused on preventing an official from personally gaining from a government action.

Jacque sits on the RFTA board as a representative of the town of Basalt. Unlike a director of a corporation, she in no way gains personally from any actions the board may take. As one of a number of voting members (all of whom represent local governments), she may not even have supported RFTA’s policies in any particular case.

Katie Schwoerer


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