Poll: Should Aspen voters have the power to decide development variances? | AspenTimes.com

Poll: Should Aspen voters have the power to decide development variances?

With Bert Myrin’s 1,036 petition signatures for a variance-control ballot measure submitted last week, this week’s poll question asks readers whether Aspen voters should be the ones deciding when, if any, development variances should be granted.

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 — “Do current lodging development proposals seem good for Aspen?” — gathered 936 votes. More than half the votes — 526, or 56 percent — were “no” votes, citing that more growth and modernization is not good for Aspen. Another 248 votes, or 26 percent, were “yes” votes, noting that not all proposals are in line with Aspen’s character and charm. There were 143 more “yes” votes that cited the town’s aging lodging base as reason for new projects — and new life — in Aspen. The remaining 19 votes, or 2 percent, were “I don’t know” votes.

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