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Letter: Better together

Smart growth suggests that government be seamless in action and in policy. Our valley has been impacted for years due to the reality of our political boundaries. Intergovernmental agreements have been attempted and, in some cases, implemented between jurisdictions, but rarely produce the right result.

We give lip service to regionalism and plans that talk to such things as affordable housing, day care and our environment.

The time is now to change our behaviors and the opportunity, with the Tree Farm application in our face, is there to make a change. The Tree Farm needs to be part of the town. Let’s ask and challenge our electeds to come to a decision that leads us down the road to success as a region.

Rick Stevens

Town councilman and former mayor of Basalt

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