- For whatever reason, town staff is not giving the council the tools it needs to adequately assess the issue and render a judgment, or...
- The council knows exactly what it's doing -- stonewalling the coalition in the hope that the water will start flowing down Highway 260 to the town before it can be stopped, or...
- The town is so afraid that it's going to be sued by Star Valley water coveter, developer G. Michael Horton -- a possibility that one staff member recently raised -- that the town believes doing nothing is the best course of action.
- Last night, at least two councilors, Dick Reese and George Barriger, said they were interested in knowing more about annexation. Yet every time the question of a feasibility study comes up, it is summarily dismissed as too expensive. Is it more expensive to do nothing? Is this not an issue, if there ever was one, worth spending money on?
- Does the town really think it can stop the residents of Diamond Star from achieving self-determination if they want it? As coalition spokesman Randy Roberson put it last night, "We are not asking you for anything you don't already enjoy."
- Where is the moral outrage that any member of the town staff or council would feel if somebody were trying to suck water out of their neighborhoods or keep them from governing themselves? Not one councilor has taken the floor at a meeting to apologize to the residents of Diamond Star or even express sympathy for their plight. Instead they're treated like people who don't have a clue what they're getting into.
- Will this council ever realize that this issue is a public relations nightmare, and that despite all its positive accomplishments, how it handles the Diamond Star issue is likely to be its legacy?