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Anti-growth petition coming

Dear Editor:Whether its in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale or the Front Range in Colorado or in Southern California, the no-growth and/or slow growth movements have successes and failures, champions and foes.There is a Colorado petition circulating to significantly limit residential housing construction to control population growth and its auxiliary bad influences. Also, it includes 30 percent of the residential housing that would be built must be affordable for seniors and other people. This petition would amend the Colorado state constitution.For Aspen folks like Bert Myrin, Toni Kronberg, James March, Les Holst, Bill Stirling and Mick Ireland, this growth-limiting amendment strikes across the board to every hamlet, city and county in Colorado. It will put the brakes on permit building and construction in a fashionable way, so I expect to return to Aspen this Friday, April 14, to circulate this petition to gather registered Colorado voters signatures to get it on this November 2006 ballot.Do you think 400 to 600 Roaring Fork Valley voters will sign this statewide Colorado petition to limit growth by limiting residential housing construction? What do you think will happen this weekend as Easter Sunday cometh?Emzy Veazy IIIBurbank, Calif.


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