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Not another property tax

Dear Editor:I read with interest that the Aspen Historical Society is asking for support with a new property taxing district. I am a contributor to the historical society and do believe it is an important organization in our community, worthy of support, but not through a property tax increase.I am puzzled that if the Aspen Historical Society is important to our town, why are there not enough donors to support this organization?I do not, however, support yet another taxing district in our community. We currently have 12 (twelve!) taxing districts, ranging from the city, county and schools, to human services and other grants. In order to raise the estimated $487,489 needed to fund a whopping 64 percent of the operations cost, I suggest a very small sales tax increase, perhaps .2 percent be considered, thus spreading the cost to not only property owners, but to all residents and visitors to Aspen. It would seem to me that our visitors may be the primary users of the historical society programs.Please do not burden us with yet another taxing district.Gary GoldsteinAspen


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