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Questioning CMC

Dear Editor:

Will someone please explain to me what is going on with Colorado Mountain College? The trustees just voted 4-3 to increase the tuition even though they had a substantial surplus – substantial enough to commit to building a parking garage in Glenwood Springs.

Will someone please explain to me why my Pitkin County real estate taxes that are allocated to CMC (the third largest mill levy on my tax bill, just below the city of Aspen and the Aspen School District) should be used to build a parking garage in Glenwood Springs on the corner of Eighth and Cooper?



Also, will someone please explain to me the justification CMC used in offering to lease part of the Spring Valley Campus to Source Gas for a noisy compressor plant?

During these very difficult financial times, when families are exploring alternatives to sending their children to four-year colleges, one would think that CMC’s main priority would be the welfare of its students by using its substantial surplus toward lowering tuitions and assuring a quiet learning environment in the pristine Spring Valley instead of building monuments to itself in wealthy Garfield County.



Peg Mc Gavock

Aspen


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