Council deserves pay hike
Jan 10, 2019 | 160 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Chair Evan Clapper and Grand County Council,

I am responding to Lynn Jackson’s request to let you know how I feel about your recent raise.

Nobody does what you are doing for the money. Each of you, whether I always agree with you or not, is doing it out of love and concern for Grand County and the town where we live.

Aside from all the hours you put in outside the meetings, as a county council member in a very small town, your life is often not your own, whether you’re in a checkout line at City Market, gassing up your car, walking your dog or whatever, and a citizen takes the opportunity to “share” their opinions with you. I know because I’m one of them.

So thank you for all you do, know that we are grateful ahead of time for all the decisions you will make to protect what we have here in Grand County in the coming year during this challenging growth spurt. Try to keep the partisanship to a minimum, maybe even inspire other counties to follow our lead. And forge ahead.

And re: the raise? You absolutely deserve it. I’d have written the check myself if I could have.

Feel free to share this with Mr. Jackson.

All the best in 2019,

–Elizabeth Gore

Spanish Valley, Grand County

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