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    Editor,

    I am referring to the column High Desert Hoofbeats – July 25, 2019 by Sena Taylor Hauer.

    She is so astute in describing the shenanigans and failures of the council on this important issue. I am a resident in Castle Valley, and the failure to do homework and think independently just boggles my mind.

    I am a 72-year-old retiree from Administration at the State of Utah, therefore am somewhat expert in politics, bureaucracy and “what’s in it for me,” as opposed to an elected official acting as a representative for the public, or specifically for the people who elected the councilman.

    Sometimes I care about the ultimate decision. But more often I just want to see the process go forward intelligently and without personal bias.

    Castle Valley’s governing bodies are pretty pathetic because they are all volunteers who have zero incentive to represent anyone and they want to continue to get along in the community when their volunteer term expires.

    I’m not sure what the excuse is for the Grand County Council, and very disappointing to hear your view on our rep, Greg Halliday.

    Thanks for considering this viewpoint.

    – Donna Kramer
    Castle Valley

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