Doesn’t Want EPURA
Dear Editor and Estes Park Voters:
Of course, David Habecker writes in favor of retaining EPURA. EPURA is the pet of the planner/architect/designer/excavator/developer/builder/realtor interests that control our Town government. EPURA projects contribute to their livelihood while siphoning funds from our community services, such as our schools, Estes Park Medical Center, Public Library, Parks and Recreation Department, Northern Colorado Water conservancy, Larimer County, all from taxes we’ve paid for those services.
Have you noticed how many of the letters written to our newspapers favoring twenty-five more years of EPURA spending are written by members, or family members, of the above-mentioned vested interests?
Don’t let the recent downtown Mall fire arouse your sympathy in favor of retaining EPURA. As reported by the Trail-Gazette, one of our Town trustees at the recent Mayor’s coffee stated that “if Park Theatre Mall owner Sharon Seeley wanted assistance in developing property around the Mall, EPURA is the only entity that can provide that assistance.” Well, the owner of the Mall property, Sharon Seeley, who intends to rebuild the Mall, has publicly said, “EPURA help is neither needed nor wanted.” Please note, Mr. Habecker.
Yes, EPURA has been a help, except for ugly concrete-covered Wiest Plaza, in rebuilding our Town after the Lawn Lake flood. It has done its job, and now the funds that have supported the special interests need to go to our community services for which they were originally, and still are, intended.
Vote YES in January to end EPURA in Estes Park.
Estes Park citizen and taxpayer