Aspen deserves better |

Aspen deserves better

Bert Myrin, in a recent letter to the editor, suggests that he be a part of a new City Council that will “work together” to make Aspen better. That all sounds well and good, but when one reviews Bert’s public approach – supported by his recent actions – to slash and burn those of opposing views in a public forum with little or no regard for facts or decorum, it is hard to believe he has that capacity to “work together.”

What Aspen needs are well intentioned and respectful candidates who have a vision for Aspen’s future, but who also understand that they must work courteously and respectfully with those of opposing views to craft the best possible result. I am personally not interested in having a representative who is likely to attack me personally in public with falsehoods and exaggerations just because I have a differing view than his.

Aspen and its citizens all deserve better than that.

Scott Writer


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