Omar M. Campbell: Countywide vote
November 8, 2009
I am one of the petition circulators and sponsors of the referendum vote on the Steamboat 700 annexation and proudly so. I have unknowingly asked several county residents to sign the petition. All responded that they would gladly do so, but that they lived in the county and couldn't. Their common complaint was that they had as big a stake in the annexation as city residents. They were confronted with the same potential traffic glut and other adversities as city residents, for instance.
I suggest that the Routt County Board of Commissioners and the new Steamboat Springs City Council get together and work out a cooperative system for all county residents to be entitled to vote in future referendums or similar issues that affect both.
Omar M. Campbell