Bud Rogers: Giving thanks
August 16, 2009
I wish to thank the City Council members for their considerable time, contemplation and decision-making abilities on our major issues. This can be a thankless, largely volunteer job with much consternation.
I wish to thank the city and county staff, and the many committees and groups for their tireless efforts to keep making our community great. I want to thank our past and future council members, and the many others who provide forethought, expert analysis, experience and wisdom.
I am particularly thankful for those individuals and organizations who put themselves out there – take the flack – and persevere on issues they are passionate about. Recently, Ken Brenner for recreational water rights – how cool is it to be able to kayak, tube and fish the Yampa River downtown? Thanks to Jack Taylor for pushing for tourism dollars – who helps pay for all of our great amenities? I am thankful for the second-home owners that have chosen to be a part of this community with their vacations and investments. I am thankful for Towny Anderson and others pushing for appropriate annexation agreements for future growth, and for Steve Aigner and the Community Alliance for “watch-dogging” to help keep our values intact, whatever they are.
I believe we need to keep moving forward with planned, fiscally sound, quality growth – keeping in mind our historical, environmental, cultural, societal and financial needs.
I am thankful we have so many individuals and groups that are able to spend the time and thought for all of the necessary components to keep our community great.