Aspen and county boards to meet ahead of caucus
A few boards will hold meetings this evening to discuss public matters. However, their agendas are light enough that they should finish in time for the Democratic and Republican caucuses.
Despite a Facebook post by Pitkin County Democrats Chairman Howard Wallach suggesting that Aspen City Council is depriving the selection of candidates because it has a work session scheduled, elected officials plan on being brief.
“The Aspen City Council work session starts at 4 p.m. and is the shortest agenda I’ve seen in years specifically to accommodate an early end so all who are interested may attend their caucus,” wrote Councilman Bert Myrin on Facebook in response to Wallach’s earlier post.
Wallach’s post in part reads, “The first step in the 2018 election is showing up for caucus on March 6 and I am disgusted to note that the Aspen City Council will be holding its regular session at that time. … Presumably, council members and the mayor had at least a passing interest in electoral politics when they ran for office. They have no right to interfere with that process now.”
Council plans on being done well before the Republican and Democratic caucuses begin at 7 (see related story).
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. There is one agenda item: an update on the city’s plans to tear up and redo the pedestrian malls. City Clerk Linda Manning said the commission’s agenda was lightened in anticipation of the caucus.
The county’s planning and zoning commission meets at 5 p.m. and will review changes to the Redstone Castle. The Board of Adjustment meets at 5:30 p.m.; its agenda is not available online.
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