Parking problems |

Parking problems

Dear Editor:The endless circling of the City Market block over the last two weeks gave me ample time to ponder the decision of our City Council that prevented a local entrepreneur from giving our town the gift of 99 additional parking spaces. Because the proposed site was only one-half block from City Market, its emptiness loomed large in my incessant search for the coveted parking spot. In a survey conducted this summer, the citizens of Aspen declared additional parking as their greatest need. Yet somehow this appeal fell on deaf ears as our elected officials instead chose to address the complaints of the very few. Longtime businesses such as City Market, The Butcher Block, The Grog Shop, Pomeroy Sports, Le Tub, etc. probably lost many potential customers due to this parking frustration. However, I did find some solace in the fact that the tiny handful of small-brained people who were able to block the parking project sat in their handsome condos during the few days that they enjoy this town, surrounded by idling, double-parked cars and trucks, breathing the filthiest, foulest, smelliest air in the valley. Nice work, people.Barney WyckoffAspen

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