Letter to the editor: BOCC has right idea

Posted 2/17/21

BOCC has right idea I’ve heard a lot of criticism of the Douglas BOCC inquiry regarding establishing a health department for Douglas County outside of Tri County Health Department (TCHD) and I must …

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Letter to the editor: BOCC has right idea

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BOCC has right idea

I’ve heard a lot of criticism of the Douglas BOCC inquiry regarding establishing a health department for Douglas County outside of Tri County Health Department (TCHD) and I must say, I am confused. Douglas County became part of TCHD years ago prior to the buildup and population expansion of at least the past 10 years. It makes logical sense that the population of Douglas County has now reached a level, with plans to further grow, that qualifies it to have a health department to serve the county’s residents, outside of TCHD.

The move is not a rebellion against Gov. Polis and to think that is the only reason is very short-sighted. In addition, the withdrawal from TCHD would not come before the establishment of a health department of Douglas County; therefore, the accusation that residents are placed at a disadvantage of not receiving valuable services is just not true. I commend the Douglas BOCC for looking to adapt to the county’s growth and exploring options to increase quality health options for its residents. Carry on.

Chrissy Williams

Castle Rock

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