Letter: Silenced by the mayor
December 19, 2013
I was very disappointed to observe that the public was prohibited from offering comments regarding the inexcusable situation at Krabloonik during the public-comment session of the Snowmass Town Council meeting Monday.
Mayor Bill Boineau defended his decision by saying, "These comments that we've been hearing are old comments." The reason why they are "old comments" is because the town of Snowmass Village has not taken any action to address the abuses that have occurred and continue to occur at Krabloonik. It is shocking to think that our community leaders have been unable or unwilling to address this matter and that the dogs continue to suffer.
I believe that the conditions at Krabloonik have been deplorable for much too long, and there needs to be an immediate solution. Mr. Mayor, you may not want to hear repetitive concerns about the animal abuse at Krabloonik, but denying the public the right to speak during the allotted time on the Town Council's agenda and justifying that decision by saying the matter will be on a future Town Council agenda were inappropriate and undemocratic. What happened to the right to free speech?