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‘Sense of place’ makes a difference

Dear Editor:

Residents of Carbondale are being presented with the opportunity to select candidates for positions on Carbondale’s Town Council, those individuals who will listen, learn, review, study, consider alternatives and unintended consequences, incorporate needs and plans with those not only of our community but of the communities and lands that surround us, seek balance and make decisions that will respect the town’s needs and our dreams and plans for the future.

Demographers tell us that we, in our planning, must consider the impacts of expected growth in our communities and in our wild places that surround us. If we wish to maintain the uniqueness of each community and the values of the lands that surround us, we need elected officials who understand our special cultures and who understand the value of planning for current protection and for future needs.

Bill Lamont has the training, education, experience, values, skill, knowledge and ability to work with all to seek balance and to direct our actions in a positive way that benefits the entire community.

Carbondale and the Crystal River Valley have a special hold on those of us who have a strong “sense of place,” who choose to live here and who want to preserve and protect those values we share. We need elected officials who understand the vision and who listen, consider and act appropriately. We need Bill Lamont.

Dorothea Farris


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