It’s a little sad that the Boulder County Commissioners had to draft and adopt a written code of conduct for those attending a hearing, especially considering the code spells out that profanity and threatening or abusive language is not allowed. We know the three county commissioners—as with virtually any board of elected officials—make emotional and controversial decisions, but let’s act like adults, people. These new regulations stem from a September hearing about the location of a trailhead. One citizen caused a ruckus after a vote to locate the trailhead alongside Red Gulch Road—the outbreak was so bad that a judge slapped him with a restraining order.
[What’s Next] If outspoken critics of the commission want change, they should do their best to unseat all three Nov. 4, not threaten or curse them.