A hard-fought battle | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

A hard-fought battle

Dear Editor:

Congratulations to the Aspen property owners who fought hard to educate and advocate for a revisit of Ordinance 30, and the subsequent passage of Ordinance 48.

Property owners immediately understood the consequences of the so-called “emergency” ordinance. Their voice in opposition was loud and strong, and rallied other community members to help lead their cause. Thanks to the extraordinary leadership of the Aspen Citizens Group, in particular Marilyn Marks and Mike Maple, the staff and City Council of Aspen became more fully informed about historical designations of 30-year-old properties, voluntary versus involuntary designations, the logical and proper locations of such properties, as well as the importance of single-family versus multi-family structures.



The next step includes creation of a task force to study what truly is worth saving and what is simply old and cheap construction. (After all, we are attempting to live up to our goals as a “green,” environmentally friendly city.) May good citizens and property owners apply for membership to the task force; may the council select qualified people and entertain the idea of “new blood” for the positions.

Again, my congratulations and thanks to all those who gave hundreds of hours to this cause.




Penney Evans Carruth

Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User