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Letter: Don’t let greed win

I doubt that I am the only one who has noticed a big increase of congestion in our valley, especially in the Basalt and El Jebel area. Do you think 400 new housing units, 127,000 square feet of commercial space and hundreds of new vehicles will improve this situation? Didn’t think so. That is exactly what is going to happen if Eagle County gives final approval to the Ace Lane Tree Farm development across from Willits Town Center. We need this project like we all need a hole in the head! I am pretty sure most of us will not be able to attend a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 2:30 p.m. on June 4 at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel. You can bet Ace Lane, his slick lawyers and his big-money backers will be there while we working folks are doing what we do: working. Let’s all send Lane and all the other greedy land developers a strong message. We will not sit back while you try to destroy our quality of life in the Roaring Fork Valley. We have three new county commissioners in Eagle County who will ultimately decide on this issue. They are Kathy Chandler-Henry, Jill Ryan and Jeanne McQueeney; please email them at eagleadmin@eaglecounty.us.

Hopefully, if enough of us voice our opinion, they will listen to the majority of their constituents instead of the big-money developers. This project will have a negative effect on the entire valley, not just the El Jebel area.

Tom O’Keefe

El Jebel