Local political groups hold Tipton Town Hall meeting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Several local political groups met at the Central Library Saturday for a town hall meeting with Scott Tipton, even though the congressman wasn’t there.

Over a dozen people gathered and discussed topics like energy, economics, and the environment.

Those that were at the meeting said they want to see Congressman Tipton make more appearances in forums and town hall meetings on the Western Slope.

They also said they want to see more communication between Tipton and the public, and want to hear his opinions directly.

Town Hall Moderator Randy Sydell says this isn’t the first time they have tried to reach out to Tipton.

“He was indeed invited here today. In fact, we were strongly inviting him for some time in September and tried to get his office to respond with a time, and we would work around it rather than it be on a Saturday in the library, and never got a response," said Town Hall Moderator, Randy Spydell.

Tipton's office did not immediately return a call Saturday afternoon. Those at the meeting also mentioned how they are against the Jordan Cove project.

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