Aspen wish list
Sitting filling out my absentee ballot in upstate New York, I started thinking about what I want for Aspen’s future.
I want sensible growth that retains Aspen’s unique character and keeps us from becoming like other ski resorts. I want to see continued careful development of affordable housing in town, an improved transportation system that is more sensitive to the environment and for our small town entrance to be retained and enhanced.
I want to have some stores in which to shop. I want our core area to grow (become more vital and more fun), but with reasonable height and mass.
I want protection of our open space (Shadow and Smuggler mountains). I want a responsive, respectful City Council that listens to its constituency.
If you want our city government to continue walking the same path, vote for the incumbent. If you want to see some new, young blood in our leadership vote for Torre. He seems to be on the right track and, along with others on the City Council, can help to lead us in a positive direction.
If you share some or all of my Aspen wish list, vote for Torre … now or on June 3.
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