To the editor:
This is an open letter to the Craig City Council and the Moffat County Commission about the lack of agreement between the parties regarding space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center.
These two elected bodies represent and are paid by essentially the same group of voters. Their law enforcement agencies and infrastructure are financed by that same group of voters.
That group of voters passed the bond issue for the safety center with the understanding that long-term cooperation, consolidation of resources, and increased efficiency of law enforcement operations would be the result.
Now we the voters see our two separate elected bodies having a childish argument about “who makes the rules.”
Whether it is paid for by the county or the city, the money comes from the same pocket — ours. And, as we are all aware, it is not a deep pocket.
Any move of the Craig Police Department out of the safety center will be throwing our money away. It is time for our elected officials to remember who elected them. It is time for our elected officials to cooperate in protecting the interests of the people who elected them.
It is time for our elected officials to find common ground and work together. It is time for our elected officials to remember that the city of Craig and Moffat County are the same people with the same interests.
We elected these people to represent and protect our interest. When they fail to do so, we can elect someone else.
Andy and Karol Bullen