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Dylan and Burlingame

Dear Editor:

Bravo to James H. Perry for requesting a special investigation into the misleading Burlingame brochure. The Aspen Times article (June 27) states that “Worcester said he has no evidence that suggests anyone who was responsible for producing the brochure knowingly published or circulated false information.”

I imagine that is the case, and there isn’t any evidence, as the definition of executive session is: “A session where no records of the conversation are to be kept (except results) and where only those participants having official reasons to be involved are allowed to be in the conversation. Normally, that includes the voting members of the group and any others that the chair of the meeting feels are necessary due to some contribution they would make to the group’s discussion. After the executive session, any official actions taken are announced.” (from http://www.ewh.ieee.org). We will probably never know what happened in executive session, off the record.

Bob Dylan will be in Snowmass Village in September. When he first became a successful songwriter and singer, I was 11 years old, watching from the sidelines as older Baby Boomers cried for “Peace and Love!” Now, four decades later, those who protested have forgotten their anthem. My generation’s addiction to their own needs has segregated our country more than any other generation in history.

The lyrics of Bob Dylan’s song “Blowin’ in the Wind” ring out even more to me now than they did when I was young:

“How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? How many times must the cannon balls fly before they are forever banned?”

“How many times must a man look up before he sees the sky? How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? How many deaths will it take until he knows that too many people have died?”

“How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea? How many years can some people exist before they are allowed to be free? How many times can a man turn his head pretending he just doesn’t see?”

“The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

I refuse to turn my head, close my eyes or cover my ears to our local egos that feel that behind closed doors and off the record is going to keep people from finding out the truth. Aspen needs more voices like James Perry. No more NOISE from our elected leaders and city managers! It is time clean house!’

Kim Vieira