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Kronberg for Aspen City Council?

Janet Urquhart

Aspen gadfly Toni Kronberg is contemplating a City Council election bid, she announced during the council’s meeting last night.Kronberg, 50, appears regularly before the council as a citizen. On Monday, she offered a complaint about a familiar subject – the swimming pool area at the Aspen Recreation Center. The lighting for the lap pool, where a swim meet was held last week, is inadequate, she said.”What we need is somebody on City Council who can fix some of these problems,” Kronberg said. “Within the next couple of weeks, I will make my decision, but I’m close to announcing my candidacy,” she said.Kronberg has recently lobbied for a boost in council salaries, but said last night said that the request was unrelated to her possible council bid. More candidates might step up if the job paid more, she reasoned.Kronberg is currently helping circulate a pair of controversial initiative petitions spurred by the city’s Burlingame Ranch housing project and has voiced her opposition to the project.At least one council seat will be up for grabs in May – Councilman Terry Paulson will be forced out by term limits. Councilman Tim Semrau has not yet said whether he will seek re-election.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is

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