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Michael Turner: Council shows lack of integrity

During the most recent campaign for current City Council positions, I heard over and over again the words “transparency” and “integrity.” Those words came from all of the candidates seeking office and some of the existing council members whose terms were not up for election.

After reading the article about five of our City Council members voting to keep the concert and VIP passes for themselves (in addition to their other perks), I must say that we do have transparency from the current council. Five of our council members have blatantly shown us their priorities, which appear to be “grab what you can, line your pockets and the hardworking employees and volunteers of the city and the constituents can “eat cake!”

This type of council maneuver gives me pause and makes me question other votes such as the recently approved apartment complex on Lincoln Avenue, which no one I know thinks was an appropriate approval. Who on council that voted for that apartment complex stands to gain financially either directly or indirectly from the construction of that project or the long-term rental operations once it is completed? 

As for integrity, the lack of it, as shown by the vote to keep the concert and VIP passes for their personal use, is appalling. You five council members are an embarrassment to this community. 

Michael Turner

Steamboat Springs

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