Craig One of the best times to get involved with a campaign is at the beginning.
If someone has questions about a potential recreation center ballot proposal, the Community Recreation Steering Committee meeting 7 p.m. tomorrow at Craig City Hall is a good place to start finding answers, said Dave Pike, Craig Parks and Recreation Department director.
Wednesday's meeting also will be the first Craig appearance of Sink Combs Dethlefs, the Denver-based consulting firm hired by the city to plan, prepare and coordinate a recreation center proposal.
"This'll be the first time that they come to visit us," Pike said. "If you're interested in becoming involved in the process from day one, this is the meeting to come to.
"If you're on the fence (about supporting a recreation center proposal), what better way to get your questions answered than coming to a meeting like this?"
People curious, or dubious, about the city's process in forming ballot questions or pursuing the recreation center proposal also could learn about the proposal's course of development and become involved themselves, he said.
Not every issue will be addressed at the meeting, Pike added.
"This is kind of the first stage," he said. "Anybody who wants to get involved with the process is welcome. At this meeting, basically we're going to talk about a timetable for the election, when is the best time to have that, and talk about what kind of amenities and features we want."
Andy Barnard, Sink Combs Dethlefs vice president, will be one of his company's representatives trekking to Northwest Colorado for tomorrow's meeting.
Barnard said his first visit will be something of a follow-up to the failed recreation center proposal voted down in 2003.
The community and Sink Combs Dethlefs will go back to the drawing board, Barnard said.
"As time goes by, people's priorities change," he said. "We want to see what people would like to have this time compared to last time.
"Hopefully, we can get some input from the community. That's the key."