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A promise kept

Dear Editor:I want to thank the three members of the Aspen City Council for their denial of the proposed Lodge at Aspen Mountain. They kept the promises they made when they ran for office. Hopefully, this will be the first big step toward controlling the current excessive rate of construction and growth. Mick Ireland was right in urging the developers to come back with a smaller hotel proposal consistent with current zoning regulations. The regulations are a compromise that was reached only after a difficult and involved process. They should upheld.I only hope that if there is a referendum vote on this hotel in the future, the citizens of Aspen show their support for the courageous decision the City Council made on Monday night. Aspen will die of traffic congestion and pervasive construction impacts long before it dies from lack of one oversized hotel.Peter LooramAspen