Parker mayor to Polis: Restaurants, gyms should be fully open

Waid writes to governor requesting expedited re-opening process

Nick Puckett
npuckett@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 5/19/20

Parker Mayor Mike Waid sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis May 18, requesting an expedited process allowing all business to reopen. Waid signed the letter on behalf of the Town of Parker and the town …

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Parker mayor to Polis: Restaurants, gyms should be fully open

Waid writes to governor requesting expedited re-opening process

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Parker Mayor Mike Waid sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis May 18, requesting an expedited process allowing all business to reopen.

Waid signed the letter on behalf of the Town of Parker and the town council, stating he believes it is “economically viable and operationally stable” to allow all restaurants and gyms to open with safety protocols in place.

 “Likewise, responsible citizens can and should be allowed to self-determine their level of comfort for reengaging our business community. The freedom for a citizen to patronize an establishment based on that business' safety protocols and how they align with that citizen's beliefs should be paramount,” Waid wrote.

“To put it simply, if a person does not feel safe at a certain business then they should not go there. This respects the business' right to operate at a safety level they are comfortable with as well as the citizen's choice to not feel unsafe.”

Waid closed the letter stating it is important for leaders to follow factual data and to alleviate fears by providing statistics and facts without political bias.

“The data which is now available shows the current level of response is no longer necessary and a return to society should not be feared,” Waid wrote.

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