Lum makes right call on 34 | AspenTimes.com

Lum makes right call on 34

Dear Editor:I very much appreciated Su Lum’s Oct. 20 Aspen Times column on the November ballot. Your decisions and reasoning were very clear. It was a refreshing contrast to the unavoidable, untrue negative TV ads that waste thousands of dollars that could be used elsewhere.I am especially appreciative of your “yes” vote on Amendment 34. I am the victim of shoddy construction, and months after moving into my “dream” mountain home, I was forced out due to toxic mold contamination and odors resulting from construction defects that start at the foundation, go up to the roof, and include just about everything in between. While the negative “No on Amendment 34” ads continue to scare people with unwarranted threats of lawsuits and higher prices, you noted actual instances of shoddy construction to make your case. You are also one of the few columnists who understand that all owners – private and public – are negatively impacted when developers fail to build in a good, or workmanlike manner. It is beyond me how any taxpayer would vote against amendment 34.I have submitted a couple letters about my situation to your paper, however, they have not been published. At least Pitkin County residents got to read your column and will hopefully not be fooled by the hype.Thanks again.Sheryl DeGenringDenver


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