Aspen’s clear consensus |

Aspen’s clear consensus

(This letter was originally addressed to former mayoral candidate Bert Myrin of Aspen.)Dear Editor: Wow! I thoroughly enjoy a good debate, and thanks for your passion for our community, but you seem to have been blinded by your own perspective.It should be easy to understand the community’s votes correctly. The community has voted in support of Burlingame by a 60/40 ratio twice. How is it possible that you could cite the Burlingame vote and write that “a majority of Aspen voters have a long history of fighting the good fight against inappropriate development?” It is pretty clear that only a minority of Aspen voters were willing to vote, much less fight the good fight, against what you think is inappropriate development.Regardless of one’s position on an issue, we should all be able to understand and respect the clear consensus of the community. I hope that all of our elected officials will respect the clear consensus of the community on any and all issues. If public officials would promptly act on the clear consensus of a majority of voters, I believe our politics would be less acrimonious and our town would be a better place.Michael MapleAspen

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