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Facts about library personnel

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to clear up a piece of misinformation about staffing levels at the Pitkin County Library being greater than that of our Sheriff’s Office. Although the library has several part-time employees, the full-time-equivalent number of staff members at the library is 22. A quick check of facts with the Sheriff’s Office shows 59 full-time employees working patrol, at the jail, or in the 911 call center.

As election time draws near, we want to make certain that Pitkin County voters can base their choices on factual data.

We believe the timing for the library addition and renovation could not be better. After several years of planning with consultants, focus groups, architects and library planners and saving money from donations and bequests, we are ready to move forward. With half the cost of the project already in hand, we can take advantage of the historically low interest rates as well as construction costs lower than in previous years. By coordinating with the city of Aspen’s garage repairs, we will realize additional economies.

Please vote yes to give this community the library it deserves.

Austine Stitt

Trustee, Pitkin County LIbrary


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