Mineral building makes sense Over the years the search for the solution has not met with approval of council, staff, and citizens simultaneously. The …
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Mineral building makes sense
Over the years the search for the solution has not met with
approval of council, staff, and citizens simultaneously.
The role of council is to be forward thinking, to provide for
the city’s needs today and in the future. Council’s job is to find
solutions that those paying for it support and which provide for
its employees and move the city forward.
When I meet with my constituents, I hear their voices loud and
clear, “no more Band-Aids.” At the recent public open house at the
Mineral building, over 50 visitors shared their opinions, the
response was overwhelming, this is an idea worth pursuing. They saw
Maybe council should spend more time actually listening to its
constituents and seeking out their opinions rather than just
meeting among themselves and staff to work on the old political
I think people are sick to death of political alliances and
where they take us. Doing what’s safe and comfortable to protect
your seat or your job is not what the public deserves. The public
has moved forward and left behind the unproductive culture of
decision making for political gain.
The Mineral building is a comprehensive solution that deserves
our attention. Not only will this building allow us to consolidate
all of the police functions (now scattered throughout the city) it
will allow us to relieve the cramped space for all employees at the
It is important to provide a decent work environment for
everyone — employee retention, job satisfaction, feelings of being
valued are all key components.
Before all the conclusions are jumped to and all the sides are
drawn up, I suggest taking the time to explore the possibilities.
To summarily disapprove, disparage, dismiss and refuse a new idea
because it doesn’t fit old stereotypes is a bigger mistake than to
I am committed to a comprehensive solution. This is the only one
on the table.
— Debbie Brinkman
Littleton City Council
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