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Naysayers stymie city’s development

I urge Trail residents to get out and vote “Yes” to the construction of the pedestrian bridge.  Don’t let the misinformation distributed by those individuals circulating the “No” petition influence your vote.

I have lived in Trail all my life and have found over the years that the naysayers in our community have stymied the development of the downtown core.

The pedestrian bridge will enhance the aesthetics of the city, it won’t add any taxation to the individual taxpayer and will provide an alternative route to the present bridge.

For those of you who believe there is still hope for the old bridge, you’re fooling yourselves.

An engineering study has determined the old bridge to be unsafe and the city will not re-open it due to liability concerns.

I am as nostalgic as the next person but the old bridge is over 100 years old and has served its purpose.

Again, I urge the voters to get out and vote “Yes” and don’t let the naysayers win this battle.

Rick Basso

Trail

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