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Letters: Readers urge community to participate in Live PC Give PC

Questionable decisions
Editor:

When is this City Council, led by the Mayor going to stop running its own agenda and abusing the finances entrusted to it by city taxpayers.

I see the new City Engineer has resigned his position after only 5 month in the job, maybe he saw no point staying after the City Council gutted his works budget of millions of dollars to transfer these much needed and important infrastructure funds over to their pet project "Save Treasure" in a brazen effort to obscure the real cost and con us into voting for a lower bond amount.

Also the City purchases an affordable apartment complex in town and then serves eviction notices on the existing low income tenants at the onset of winter so they can renovate the property to their exalted standards and use it for their own purpose. Previously I asked that the Mayor have the decency to explain this disgraceful decision to his constituents, but although he has made the time and effort to inform us about his plant based diet and complain about federal agencies upholding their laws he seems strangely silent on the City's treatment of these residents. Then again, maybe he can't, as has been said, his previous experience really only amounts to "YES DEAR."

Andrew Morphett
Park City

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Give joyously
Editor:

On Nov. 9 Paws for Life Utah invites the community to come together in support of the organizations, people, and places that we love during Live PC Give PC.

There are a lot of great charities doing great work, but I want to point out PFLU and their passionate work to save over 1,500 animals every year.

We all at PFLU are driven knowing that there are thousands of dogs and cats still waiting for homes. Much of our work is done quietly, with little or no fanfare, but we make a profound impact all the same. Each year more than 1,500 hearts find loving homes with our help, many receiving medical care along with vaccines and microchips. We do this through partnerships in Summit County, Wasatch County and throughout Utah. We also have extensive local community programs including free spay and neuter for pets of low income families.

I'm constantly impressed with the tireless work the volunteers accomplish in rescuing these pets, including those at risk in Utah shelters, and their ability to save them, care for them and place them in loving homes in our community. I feel a sense of urgency that has kept me working with Paws for Life Utah since 2014 and I urge every animal lover to give generously and joyously to Paws for Life Utah and all the organizations that you love.

Mitchel Burns
Paws For Life Utah board member

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Make a difference
Editor:

On Friday, Nov. 9, our community will come together for Live PC Give PC, and we invite YOU to support Ecker Hill Middle School's TSA (Student technology association), Garden and flexible seating programs.

Live PC Give PC is 24 hours of local nonprofit giving — and it's your chance make a real difference, right here in our community. Part of what makes Live PC Give PC incredible is the amazing impact that donations of all sizes can make, and we encourage everyone to give what they can to the organizations they love, including the great programs offered at Ecker!

Together, we can shape the future of these programs at our school. Join us in supporting our community through Live PC and Give PC on Nov. 9. Please consider supporting Ecker's programs in our effort to raise $4,000. You may donate online at LivePCGivePC(Ecker Hill Middle School). Help our teachers make a difference by supporting these programs today.

Annie Wallace
Ecker Hill Middle School

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Cheer on the Miners
Editor:

The Park City High School Cheerleading Team will be participating in the annual Live PC Give PC fundraiser event. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to help our 34 student athletes attend Regional and State competitions as well as Nationals in Anaheim, California. The competitions we are raising funds to attend are a challenging platform to show our talents and represent our school in the world of cheer. Our cheer team is a sport that uplifts all student athletes within the school, encourages teamwork and good sportsmanship while promoting school spirit year round. These young women participate in many community outreach programs and embody what it means to be a positive role model. Please take a moment to visit our donation page at https://www.livepcgivepc.org/story/Pchscheerleading2018 and show your support.

Ashley Baer
PCHS cheerleading coach

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A healthy choice
Editor:

I write in support of Eileen Gallagher for State Senate in Utah District 26. I am a fellow Pediatrician in Summit County and worked closely with Dr. Gallagher for two years. This woman is a vibrant and energetic candidate who will work for positive changes in our district. She is a strong supporter of family values, fair and available health care for all, healthy air quality, and preservation of our open lands. She has spent her professional career advocating for children and families, and has taken a keen interest in all that Utah has to offer to us. Eileen is fair, reasonable, well-educated, and my choice for representing Summit County in this year's election. Please join me in voting on Nov. 6 for the healthiest choice for Senate, Eileen Gallagher!

Leslie Webster
Park City

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Development of destruction
Editor:

I am writing to urge my fellow Parkites to vote FOR the Treasure bond. We only have one chance to get this right, or lose Park City forever. Despite what you may have heard, if this bond fails there are inevitable consequences that none of us will have any control of, even the City.

It will mean the end of Main Street. Instead of a bucolic mining town, Old Town will become a few old buildings in the shadow of concrete and high-rises. It simply will cease to be the heart and soul of Park City and will fade away.

This project will result in tens of millions in cost to the City to provide water, sewer, road improvements, police, and fire. BY LAW in Utah, the taxpayers must pay the full costs of these improvements, not the developer. They will easily match or exceed the cost of the bond. The City (your taxes) must pay for this without your approval or choice. Make no mistake about this. There are no free options here.

As a homeowner, you pay only 15 cents for every dollar of the bond and within 4 years your open space taxes will naturally decline anyway. It is the best tax deal of any city in America.

This is an up or down deal. There is no "vote no and go back for a better deal" option. We win or lose Main Street forever on this vote.

I urge you to vote yes. For the price of a Main Street dinner once a year you can keep Park City the town you spent a lot of money to come live in. If you do not vote YES, the town will be destroyed by this development, and you will get to pay for it anyway.

Eric Miller
Park Meadows

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Can't do it alone
Editor:

Live PC Give PC is one of the best days of the year in Park City. We have the chance to come together as a community and support all of the nonprofits that keep us educated, healthy, and inspired. I hope you'll consider a gift to the Summit Land Conservancy and Mountain Trails Foundation, because trails and land go hand in hand. But I also hope you'll consider supporting Bill White Farms. Bill White Farms has been working with the Summit Land Conservancy and Park City Municipal to improve the soil health on the McPolin Farmlands, which leads to increased carbon sequestration, water retention, and biodiversity. In addition, Bill White Farms feeds nearly 1,000 people per month through the Christian Center of Park City, and they provide important benefit dinners for other local nonprofits. In fact, their support has helped the Conservancy raise significant funds towards our efforts to save the Osguthorpe Farm on Old Ranch Road.

We save land, but we don't do it alone.

Caitlin Willard
Summit Land Conservancy outreach director