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Step up, Basaltines

Dear Editor:

It’s great if you sent an e-mail to the Basalt Town Council. If you are really against the expansion at Willits maybe you can go to the meeting today at 6:15 p.m. It’s way more effective. You don’t have to know every detail about the project to let them know how you feel. You can be against it simply because it is too large. Or pick from about a dozen other reasons.

Fighting these battles project by project is a terrible way to govern. Unfortunately that’s what we have for now. If you come to the meeting you can pal around with your neighbors that maybe you haven’t seen for a while. The first half hour or so will be a bunch of boring numbers. Don’t worry if you don’t understand all of it. It’s mostly mumbo jumbo (that’s a technical term). You’ll notice a lack of discussion about quality-of-life issues or things like carrying capacity of roads and schools. Well, truthfully, I can’t tell the future. But they sure didn’t talk about that stuff at the last meeting.

See if you can find time, and we’ll try to have fun. See you there.

Jim Paussa

Basalt

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