Serving Civilly

Many of us recall the days of loyal, traditional governmental service. My mother worked as a civil servant for a decade: ceaselessly, loyally, reliably, and relentlessly. Now here we are in the 21st Century in Boulder County. We citizens own the land, pay taxes to provide for the acquisition thereof and are then restricted from using and enjoying the same to the optimum extent.  It does not stop there. A Pre-Application conference—necessary in the building process—for example, has been taking months to get an appointment. Now the Planning and Permitting offices are closed Fridays, while the rest of us work Monday to Sunday. This is ridiculous. Civil Servants need to serve under rules that we, the funding fathers, agree to—not the dictate of their own will. This is a democracy after all.