Ryan McHugh: Up to City Council
March 18, 2014
Similar to Sarah Jones' letter regarding Steamboat Springs and its current sustainability goals, I too am shocked, and quite frankly, utterly confused by the fact that to the Steamboat Springs City Council, sustainability isn't even in their top-five priorities. Having grown up and spent my entire life in Colorado, I treasure and still fondly recall many memories like learning to ski on the slopes of Steamboat, and I cannot possibly imagine a day when later generations are unable to share in the same memories that I grew up with.
Although it may not be the solution in its entirety — as Jones points out — embracing plans for progressive energy forms such as wind and solar is a great place to start. In turn, it is up to Steamboat City Council and them alone to put into effect the plan for sustainability that both the residents of Steamboat and other Coloradans alike are hoping to transition towards in coming years, as only they have the democratic power — assuming they listen to the people, that is.