Fraser Rec. District held some facts too close before election
April 1, 2008
To the Editor:
Heather Green (March 21 letter) tells us the developer of Grand Park is unlikely to, in her words, “take the money and run”. Assuming the housing market recovers quickly, that could be true.
She should check her dictionary, however, as ‘disingenuous’ means insincere, and I am very sincere in my belief that pertinent facts about the bond issue were deliberately distorted and basic information was kept under wraps until very late in the day.
I also believe residents in the community who say they were contacted by rec district personnel on the day of the election with offers to hand-carry ballots to them for a “yes” vote. I believe ballots were hand-distributed to pro-developer groups, filled out and hand-carried to Hot Sulphur Springs. Legal? Maybe. Manipulating the system? No doubt.
Done fairly, done openly, I believe there would have been a different outcome. “Disingenuous,” Heather, is a word that looks into the soul of people trying to turn red to green for money.
I agree with you that this isn’t a question of who benefits; there are lots more questions to ask. Is this the appropriate location and suitable facility? Were other options examined? By whom? Is this board balanced and qualified to spend 20 million dollars with the best interests of east Grand families in mind?
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There are two rec board positions up for election in May. I ask District voters to look closely at the candidates and ask questions themselves.