.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Council's disconnect goes beyond pool

-A A +A

Dr. Kovalenko’s letter “Discovering the county council’s disconnect” in the Nov. 16 edition of the Los Alamos  Monitor provided an interesting perspective on local politics.
However one felt and voted on the leisure pool project, the gross misreading of public sentiment by the Los Alamos County Council was remarkable.
The fallacy is to believe that 50-70 ardent people showing up for a cause represents the public at large. I offer another example: the endless push for roundabouts on Trinity. Red flags galore have been raised about the entire idea.
It has been met with considerable and consistent public resistance from the very beginning. Detailed studies performed by intelligent Los Alamos residents have demonstrated that roundabouts on Trinity would be detrimental to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The necessary support is once again insufficient to warrant proceeding. If the public requests a vote on a vastly bigger issue than a leisure pool, I predict roundabouts would go down 3:1 if not 5:1.
Yet, council continues to spend money to perpetuate roundabout studies by outside experts. Why is there a disconnect between the broader public and the council?

Anthony A. Amsden
Los Alamos


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday