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Better is better

Diminishing Returns: Any rate of profit, production, benefits, etc., that beyond a certain point fails to increase proportionately with added investment, effort or skill.

Land in the Aspen valley is constant and it follows that excessive growth with concomitant impacts will soon lead to diminished returns. It is also called killing the golden goose .

Last week council candidates spoke on the radio. The incumbent stated that empty downtown lots should be built on, especially the lot behind Boogie’s. Mr. Hershey also stated that the 1970s councils set the stage for present conditions downtown.

Actually, during the ’70s and ’80s, we took many steps that made Aspen a leader in growth-control and an enchanting place for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The choice next Tuesday is clear. To follow the path of excessive growth with attendant overcrowding, car congestion, air pollution, lack of housing etc., or to follow the standards of growth management set years ago and which have served us so well. Bigger is not better. Better is better.

It’s time for new leadership. Torre will bring youthful ideas, respect and strength to a council that has often appeared tired and lost. Vote for Torre.

Charles Collins

Aspen


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