Thanks for doing a thankless Job

To the editor,

Despite the peculiar yet popular predilection by the populace to vote against tax increases and yearn for keeping things the way they were (hey, like Rico), I would like to recognize one of the unheralded services that are incredibly cost-efficient, well run (despite being woefully understaffed) and one that helps keep Durango a great place to live and not just a place to visit (like Silverthorne): Code Enforcement. I’ve spent most of my career in construction and infrastructure management and quickly learned that the only thing worse than well-managed infrastructure is one that is ignored. Kudos to Steve Barkley and his crew for their good work!

– JD Watson, Durango