Gentlemen, quit your tantrums
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I was astounded to read the letter from Lynn Jackson regarding pay increases for council members. The very same tactics that he accuses the council of were employed by Mr. Jackson and his cronies in attempting to hijack a new form of partisan government for Grand County.

Jackson and Curtis Wells are the self-professed ringleaders in using dubious tactics to return Grand County to the good old days of party rancor. For the last several years the two of them have been crying like babies about poor governance in the county without offering any solutions other than their midnight romance with the state legislature – taking away a grassroots form of government in Grand County and attempting to replace it with their vision of top-down control.

I have been an investor and property owner in both Grand and San Juan counties for nearly 30 years. I have invested well into the seven figures because I believe that Southeast Utah is the most unique area in our country and has an incredible mix of residents. I am tired of the complaining and name calling that has been going on for way too long from all sides, but I see it particularly from the Wells/Jackson camp the most and the worst.

Please gentlemen, quit your tantrums and put on the table what it is you propose to do so much better – so much more cost effective, so much more in the form of vision other than re-warmed dig-and-drill to the landscape. How about a dialogue with the new San Juan County commissioners for starters about development of Spanish Valley – but they are Democrats so I guess that is out!

By the way I am a registered Republican and voted for Trump.

–Greg McKennis

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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