A new voice for council | AspenTimes.com

A new voice for council

Dear Editor:It’s springtime, and it’s official! After attending almost a decade of City Council meetings, I am running for Aspen City Council.Why? Just like spring which brings a fresh start and a new beginning filled with hopes for a great summer, I am very optimistic that Aspen’s community, its resort and development (not growth) can move forward with implementable solutions to maintain Aspen’s character, natural beauty and warm, caring community.Development needs to be within the scale and character of existing neighborhoods and zoning districts. Affordable housing needs to be built, which provides for all age groups, not just employees of new development. Transportation issues (such as air travel, construction impacts and safety of pedestrians) and the Entrance are fixable soon.Recreation, schools, education, arts, culture, history, ballet, museum, SCI, emergency services, government office space needs, environmentally friendly modes of transport, retail, lodging, night life, dancing, outdoor education, hiking, biking, horse back riding, jeeping, skiing, music, think tanks and rafting … all make up the heart and soul of Aspen.Over the years I have demonstrated my commitment to Aspen by working for the good things in our community. I want to keep working to make Aspen the best. It’s all about balance and being able to listen to come up with solutions which are supported by the community.I know I can listen. I have hope and am willing to work shoulder to shoulder with the layers of our community to keep Aspen what it is known for … “being the best in everything.” It’s time for a fresh start, with a new beginning for the best future for our community.Thank you so much for sharing your dreams so we can turn those dreams into realities. Please call me at 319-0771, e-mail toni.waterbabies@gmail.com, or stop by the Grill Next Door across from the skateboard park on weekends between noon and 2 p.m.Toni KronbergAspen

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