County Commissioner election
What do County Commissioner candidate Felt and his $13,000 campaign contributor, a major developer, have in mind for development in Chaffee County? Who was behind the Chaffee County Planning Commission’s urgent push to double allowed residential development density in the rural areas before expiration of terms of two of the current County Commissioners? What caused the 3 Republican Commissioners to earlier this year simultaneously (was their joint appearance at the Clerk’s office along with the Mountain Mail really an accident?) change their voter registration to “Unaffiliated” and climb on the unaffiliated Felt band wagon? Why did a local consultant to the development industry in testimony before the County Commissioners do a turnaround and decide that he no longer advocates for low density in the rural areas but now thinks higher density is good? Why did the publisher of the Mountain Mail climb on board the density train and in an editorial revealing a complete ignorance of the current Land Use Code advocate for the higher density in the rural areas of the County, the same publisher who several years ago noted in an editorial that “..the County Commissioners never saw a subdivision they didn’t like”? What has caused the publisher of the Mountain Mail to abandon his usually solid Republican endorsements to go for unaffiliated Felt?
Conspiracy? Maybe – maybe not. But I’m not interested in finding out what’s behind all this activity so I’m voting for someone who will remain his own man as County Commissioner and work for all of Chaffee’s citizens – Bill Dvorak.
Sig Jaastad Buena Vista