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2C or not 2C

Dear Editor:To see, or not “2C”: That is the question.The citizens of Aspen, on more than one occasion, have voted a tax upon themselves to buy open space. This indicates a strong civic value to have, maintain and protect our open space. This tax is not just about having more square feet, but it is to hold quality space that exhibits our sense of civic pride and our desire to protect that sense of place for future generations.The inappropriate visual intrusion into our community and our most popular park by the proposed construction of unnecessary trash sheds is contrary to our civic values. The recycling center can be upgraded and continue to operate as it always has, but without the need for two 17-foot-high tractor sheds to cover the trash bins.By voting No to 2C, we will prohibit the city from changing the zoning that would have allowed them to construct two expensive, unnecessary large sheds in our park.Furthermore, this no vote will accomplish another thing. It will allow for better expansion of the skate board area and it will send a clear message to City Hall that we, the people, still want to protect our core civic values.Bill WienerAspen