Kudos to the Herald for publishing the story (Herald, March 4) exposing the lawsuit brought against three of Durangos city planners and City Council candidate Sweetie Marbury.
It is imperative that all people who go before the council are treated fairly and not in a discriminatory manner. Regardless of whether our local leaders dont want people or businesses to move here, they at least need to be open-minded and not treat people differently just because they are from out of town. At some point in time, we are all from someplace else.
Its important to note that Marbury is named in this lawsuit because she was acting in an official capacity for the city as chairwoman (but no longer is in this position, according to the Herald article) of the Established Neighborhood Design Review Board. If she acted in this manner while serving in that capacity, it stands to reason she will do the same if elected to City Council.
Regardless of how the court ultimately decides this case, the cost of this lawsuit to the city will be significant, not only in terms of time and money but also as a diversion, taking council and staff away from more valuable endeavors.
We cant afford to elect someone who allegedly has abused the power of a public position to the City Council until that case is decided; not when we have quality candidates with unblemished records.
Robert Bisinger, Durango