Other than those in denial, it is evident that Ketchum's mayor and City Council have failed its citizens on many levels, particularly in the area of fiscal judgment and prudence. The causal problem here is that Ketchum has the "city-admistrator" form of government, where the politicians make the decisions and impose them upon the city administrator to implement.
The fix is for the residents of Ketchum this November to vote in a "city-manager" form of government, where an apolitical, professional manager operates the city without the imposition of any mayor or political hackery. Then the political hacksters can do what they do best: glad-hand at the post office, restaurants and street corners. Then, and only then, will reason prevail for Ketchum, and a constructive dialogue between Ketchum and Sun Valley be possible.