The art of compromise...
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I recently attended the county council meeting at the Grand Center because I wanted to learn more about the proposals being discussed for future land use in Grand County. I want to thank those who took the time to try and come up with the three proposals.

Having a public dialogue with open transparency helped me better understand what is at stake in regards to how our public lands could be managed in the future. I had missed the previous deadline for submitting a letter to the council and felt it would be important to attend and was pleased that I got the chance to express my opinion.

I hope that the council noticed that not only was the environmental community present to express strong opinions, but that the multiple land-use community was present as well.

I urge our county council members to come up with a workable and realistic solution.

Benjamin Franklin said it best: “When a broad table is to be made, and the edges of planks do not fit, the artist takes a little from both, and makes a good joint. In like manner here, both sides must part with some of their demands.”

—Kelly M. Green


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