Poll: Mick or Bert in Aspen’s run-off election?
With a runoff election set for next month, this week’s poll question asks readers who they plan to vote for.
Go to http://www.aspentimes.com, on the left side below the news carousel, to find this week’s question and the results of previous polls.
Last week’s poll question — “What should be done about the dog-poop problem on Smuggler?” — brought in 1,452 votes.
More than 52 percent, or 758 votes, support an increase in fines. Another 30 percent, or 436 votes, support reinstating the leash law on Smuggler. More than 13 percent, or 192 votes, think the county should match dogs’ DNA to their owners in order to enforce punishment, and the remaining 5 percent, or 66 votes, aren’t sure.
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Current Basalt officials say the town government has violated the Colorado Taxpayers’ Bill of Right by increasing the property tax mill levy over the prior years 10 times since the mid-2000s. Two former mayors contend the mill levy could be adjusted in any given year as long as it didn’t exceed the mill levy in 1994. It’s a $2 million question.