The hearts of everyone in Los Alamos goes out to Jim West, as do all our prayers and wishes for his speedy recovery.
While we may have disagreed with him from time to time, his concern for this community, his hard and dedicated work and his efforts on all our behaves is unquestioned.
His humor, his grace and his experience will be missed. He will be a tough act to follow.
It is in that vein that we urge the council to proceed with all due caution. There is precedent for this in the past and the input and care taken then should be followed now.