Appropriately, Jon Stavney hangs his re-elect sign in El Jebel on a broken fence surrounding a property in ruin. A few families with parcels of vacant land are being protected while the commissioner supports a road alignment that will negatively affect thousands.
Swayed decisions and small-scaled planning are pushing a major road alignment into a children’s park. On a daily basis, hundreds of pedestrians and bikers flood this intersection, which is part of the Rio Grande Trail.
Walking, biking and driving through this intersection every day allows me to understand the impact of the traffic. For over 35 years, Valley Road has repeatedly been realigned without a plausible solution because it is imperative both sides of the highway be looked at for growth.
Out-of-touch county commissioners are in charge of this dangerous decision. Our commissioners and planners live over 100 miles away, yet have the audacity to think they can understand the challenge of solving the traffic flow through a highway. Please show you want to protect where you live and attend the road alignment meeting today at the El Jebel community/county building at 5:30 p.m. Speak against the county turning a blind eye to their development responsibilities and failed set-back requirements. And let our commissioners know we will not accept piece-meal planning as a solution any longer.