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Museum is risky business

Dear Editor:

There have been many great letters written, both pro and con, on ballot Question 1. I will say, many of them have come from downvalley.

I urge all Aspen city voters to realize this is not about an art museum. It’s about the sale of city (yours and mine) property. Please vote no on this first round, demonstrating some much needed patience in these crazy times of an unstable economy and an ever-changing climate. These two go hand-in-hand. We have a lot to lose and nothing to gain if the old Youth Center is torn down and the art museum proponents’ pledges don’t pan out. We end up with an ugly hole in the ground, no building for community activities, and no place for a quick lunch for the workers in the area.

There’s a good chance for at least a turnover of one on the existing council. Let’s see how that dynamic will play out. After all, if you can’t say “no,” your “yes” is not of much value. There have been way more good reasons against the sale of the property than there have been for it. Most of the vote-yes letters are for the same few reasons. The vote-no letters have a much larger and more diverse approach. Thank you in advance for waiting on this and thinking it through thoroughly.

Roine St. Andre


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