Don’t push the locals away
Dear Editor:We (locals) keep getting pushed farther and farther away from Aspen. We, who make Aspen happen. Your greedy needs for more and more money just keeps causing more blood, sweat and tears from the worker bees. So many of us can’t afford to live here anymore. We have to bring our breakfasts and lunches to work because the eateries are outrageous, even though we have two, three and four jobs in order to support our families.I’m all for the environment and love to ride my bike or take the bus, and sometimes walk from six miles away. However, one of my jobs now requires that I dress nicely and that I have my car available to drive people around and run errands.I certainly can’t afford paid parking. With your latest moneymaking scheme, at $5 a day, it will cost me about $1,200 per year. What I’ll have to do is clock out an extra 10 to 15 minutes, four or five times a day, to go play hopscotch with new parking spaces. I’ll lose about an hour a day, and it will cause financial losses for my employers as well. I’ve paid my taxes here for many years. The current parking perimeter is reasonable and acceptable, but enough is enough!When do the little people count? Don’t do it, please! P.S. Of course, we all know that money is the driving force, so when you do go ahead with your plans, at least consider lifting the fees for parking in the new perimeter not just on Sundays, but also on Saturdays and offseasons.L. TerryAspen
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