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Cruisin’ for another City Hall bruisin’?

Dear Mayor Steve Skadron and Aspen City Council members,

When I got home from Aspen City Council's June 11 work session on how to pay for the new City Hall office building overlooking Galena Plaza, a friend called to ask how many black and blue marks I had after giving my public comments.

"I am not sure if I have enough ice to put on the welts," I told my buddy.

My buddy then asks, "Why would the mayor and council think the voters who voted for them are not smart enough to decide the funding mechanism for the new City Hall offices? After all, it is the voters' money, land and offices."

Rubbing my welted bruised eye with salt, I winced, as I also explained the council was concerned my facts were different from their facts and if the voters did reject the financing question, the council had no backup plan.

"What are you going to do now?" my buddy asks as the ice begins to melt. "Are you going to skip the first public hearing in August on the financing question since the mayor and council have already made their minds up not to put the question to the voters?"

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Looking at the melted ice in my Ziploc bag, I put the Ziploc full of water back into the freezer, telling my buddy, "I had better get some ice ready as we fact check with the city the facts on the funding question for the new City Hall office building."

Got more ice?

Toni Kronberg

Snowmass Canyon

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