To: Rep. Briscoe, J.,
Subject: Please Vote NO on SB249
I am writing to request that you vote against SB 249. But maybe not for the same reasons as many of my canyon neighbors are asking. I am a cyclist and love the outdoors that pushes right up against my home. And YES I would love to have a bike/hiking path that connects me with the valley above and below. However this bill wrongly enables government officials to employ eminent domain to lengthen a walking and biking path at the expense of private property rights. Trails are a popular recreational amenity and bring tourism dollars into the area, but they certainly do not rise to the exigent circumstances that should be required to employ eminent domain.
Please vote NO on SB 249.
Thank you for your time and your service in the State Legislature.
Walter (Tom) McCabe