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Jasmine Tygre is right

Dear Editor:Three cheers for Jasmine Tygre; while colleagues on the Planning and Zoning Commission were swayed by the reductions in the preposterous initial height of the Lodge at Aspen Mountain, Chairwoman Tygre refused to be swayed. Instead, she took the much more reasoned position that the developer should not be granted the right to build a building more than twice as high as codes allow. Of course they should not.But to cast the lone dissenting vote took guts. Ms. Tygre is quoted in the Daily News as saying, “To me, it’s wrong. They knew what the rules were but they came out with something that was bigger to begin with and then pared it down.” Right on, Ms. Tygre.Asking for the moon, and then settling for merely the stars is a very old ploy.Let’s hope the City Council is as perceptive as you are in not buying the California development company’s false cries of need and necessity. There are all sorts of hotel operators out there who would be happy to operate a smaller hotel, albeit under reasonable terms.Let’s also hope that the City Council has the same strength of character you showed in rejecting the hotel as planned.Alex BielAspen