Colorado Editorials

Power to the people!

Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - September 27, 2017 - Updated: September 27, 2017

Thank goodness we have an engaged electorate fighting the really important battles and openly questioning the legitimacy of local government.

If the authority of elected officials is derived by the consent of the governed, then the Grand Junction City Council’s vote to rename North Avenue — without a vote of the people! — is proof that we’re living under an autocratic municipal regime.

Mayor Kim Jong Un, anyone?

Forgive the sarcasm, but the backlash against University Boulevard has taken on ludicrous proportions — as if a cabal of political elites and university officials conspired to do the unthinkable in the dead of night.

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