Letter To The Editor: Vitriol Being Spewed At County Council Is Shameful

By ED SANTIAGO
Los Alamos

Have you ever made a difficult decision, then been attacked by someone for it? Someone who perhaps isn’t aware of all the factors that went into your decision?

The vitriol being spewed here at the County Council is shameful.

We are getting snippets of stories, and some people are blindly reacting with kneejerk toxicity. Why?

What’s more likely: that the decent candidates elected barely 18 months ago have since turned into sinister and/or incompetent demons, or that they are working hard, nights and weekends, reading reports and data that you and I aren’t reading, and making what they feel is the best decision for their community?

I am not defending the councilors. We must keep watch – representative democracy dies without that – but we can only do so from a well-informed place.

Next time you’re tempted to post an angry comment, ask yourself: could there be something I don’t know?

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