I reached out to her and she is willing to host a meeting (likely via a digital platform like zoom) to have a discussion about what can be done. She also wants to bring Tommy Waters into the discussion, whom she feels is open to supporting this effort and whose support will likely be needed for anything to move forward. Thielen will likely be involved and she is aware of her anti-2a views, but is hoping she can set those aside and focus on the responsibilities of her position and not make this a personal/political issue.
I need all those who have been playing a part in fighting for the range to confirm if they are willing to meet. If we can get enough attendance by these individuals, I will reach out to her again to set up the meeting. She and other council members who may participate are busy with other priority projects, so it might not happen ASAP. But having worked with her previously on other issues, I know she will follow through with trying to address concerns of the community.
Please use this opportunity to make a positive change to possibly get the improvements and repairs the range needs. I don't want this post to turn into Tupola-bashing, negative nancy replies about how nothing is going to happen; either things can change or they won't, but all we can do is try.
I'm scheduled to follow up with her in a week or two, so please let me know if this is something you guys are interested in.