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LETTER: SAFE Act an adventure in politics

Editor, The Spotlight:

The conversation regarding the “SAFE Act,” according to Supervisor Clarkson, is over, at least as far as our Town Board is concerned, and that I believe was a wise decision. One perhaps easily made in light of the large number of residents in attendance who were against our Board members taking a stand supporting the act.

The comment period offered numerous statements about the content of the act, but what equally concerns me, was the process. This was not legislation, but an adventure in politics, pushed forward taking advantage of the emotion of a terrible tragedy, by a man with higher political aspirations than his current job as governor. After a faux necessity was presented, our elected representatives barely got a chance to look at the wet ink on the paper before the bill was brought to a vote. The process, one which trampled on our representative form of government, cannot be separated from the content; a resolution by our Town Board in support of it would have been a place they should not go.

Jim Trotta, Selkirk

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