A little less construction, maybe?
Dear Editor:This is in agreement and reply to Leslie Holst’s July 13 letter to the editor on developer spinning and concerns people who live in Aspen and don’t just use the town as a wealthy playground.Are we just going to keep giving in to these twisted words, vague codes and financial sobbing until there’s not a lawn, a garden, a tree or an original building of any kind left in the city, until every square foot is translated into dollars and cents?A few days ago there was a commentary in the paper by some developer comparing this year’s growth to last year’s, right down to the last square inch and penny. O.K., maybe there’s an ever so slight decrease this year. Can’t anyone live with that or do we have to exceed ourselves from year to year like we’re in some sort of fund raising drive?The well only contains so much water, and if too many people bathe in it instead of just drink, it will dry up sooner or later.So go judge for yourself. Get in your car, watch out for the hundreds of dump trucks on every street, and drive around town. Go down Cemetery Lane, through the West end on both sides of Main Street from seventh to Monarch, go back by Hunter Creek and Smuggler Trailer Court, down Park Avenue and Midland Avenue, down Ute Avenue, and if you’re not totally disgusted with what’s going on, maybe you’re here for the wrong reasons and should consider living somewhere else.Don DixonAspen
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A recent survey of Aspen residents shows that people are happy here, feel safe but are financially insecure.