I agree with Mr. Wells that our form of government may not be the ideal. But so far the voters seem to think that it is better than any other option. Openness and transparency are important. When I served on the council I would never have lobbied in secret the way Wells did. Our form of government is a very important issue, and our entire community should be allowed to participate in the conversation about whether or not to change it. We should not have our fate decided by one disgruntled council member working behind closed doors.
The council has always had the power to make changes to our government by ordinance without “throwing the baby out with the bath water.” To date no one, including Wells, has proposed any changes. Mr. Wells, before you accuse other elected officials of not doing their jobs, perhaps you should explain why you have not proposed changes to improve the way Grand County’s government works.
Mr. Wells seems to think that an individual’s membership in or support of an organization such the Sierra Club means that his or her views on all subjects should be dismissed out-of-hand. He seems to think that supporting several candidates for office who do not agree with him is unfair and entitles him to call people names. He doesn’t appear to have a problem with supporting a slate of candidates with whom he agrees.
It is this sort of thinking that has contributed to the polarization that has made our national political parties so distasteful to many.
Mr. Wells, get a grip.
Candidate, Utah 70th House District