Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Avila, Patterson and Plott doing a good job

    If you like your council, you can keep your council, but with all the mudslinging being done around town and in the Mountain Express by certain citizens of Bellevue, this may be hard to do.
    Disgruntled employees from the past and folks who have personal agendas are doing their best to bring new faces to the council. I happen to believe that Barb Patterson, Larry Plott and Amber Avila have done a very good job as council members. I attended Pizza and Politics: one of the main subjects was the Eccles annexation. Many people were up in arms, challenging the council’s stance on the proposed annexation. But the truth is, it hasn’t even gone before the council yet. The council members want to maintain open space between Hailey and Bellevue, but they also know that Bellevue desperately needs commercial growth. Growth, along with the new sewer hookups, could lower your sewer bills in the future. Mr. Eccles has more options than annexing into Bellevue. Hailey would love to receive the taxes generated by annexing into their city and developing, along with the huge water rights. Change is going to happen. Do you want Bellevue to benefit or Hailey?
    I would also like to commend the council in obtaining a new fire station and two new trucks without raising taxes, as opposed to the millions of tax dollars as the older councils proposed. There have been many more accomplishments, and all were done in a fiscally responsible manner with the citizens of Bellevue and their tax dollars in mind. I urge you to get out and vote for Patterson, Plott and Avila if you want to continue with a council that does their best to look out for you.
Tom Wynn


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