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Letter: A public effort in Basalt

I applaud Basalt’s effort in soliciting input from all residents concerning the future of Basalt. I live two doors away from the citizen center that has been open for the past four months. The door was open for everyone to come in, sit down and draw a map to illustrate their vision of what Basalt should look like. Every day I walked in, I was thrilled and amazed at the amount of local participation. I believe more than 50 percent of Basalt residents (including 200 kids) engaged in the discussions concerning Basalt’s future. Of the 400 maps turned in, only three had 100 percent park lands. More than 15 public meetings (open to everyone) have been held throughout this process. I have never been more optimistic about the future of our town, and that enthusiasm is shared by everyone I have spoken to. One definite thing is that changes are coming to Basalt. I cannot think of a more compassionate approach concerning our growth than the one taken by the town of Basalt. There are many ghost towns in America that were once filled with people who failed to plan. Thank you to all the local residents and Basalt planners.

Joe Ciri


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