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Extreme governing

Dear Editor:

I want to congratulate the Aspen City Council. With your objective to ban plastic and paper bags you have successfully surpassed Wilderness Workshop on extreme views.

Is this seriously what this town elected you for? Another feel-good project that just makes our lives more difficult? Thanks! I cannot wait to see the turmoil you are going to cause at City Market. We all know how patient our seasonal guests are in the first place! So why stop at plastic bags? There sure is a lot of petroleum in ski boots, ski goggles and skis. Why not go all out? Save the snow, right?

I feel like every day I read the paper and learn of some new extreme idea you’re trying to implement. For instance, the banning of outdoor barbecue sales at the Aspen-Airport Business Center this summer because of the fumes they release. It’s across from an airport! Are you serious?

All I can say is to keep up the good work. I have a feeling a lot of us are looking forward to the next elections.

Brandon Toomey

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