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Recycle land into a park

Dear Editor:It’s official. Friends of Aspen’s Rio Grande Park are doing a referendum to put a question on November’s ballot.Why? It’s obvious the mayor and City Council, even with a building moratorium in effect, have pre-approved a 30-foot building next to the skateboard park in Rio Grande Park to cover the recycling containers from the sight of the new neighbors across the street. Even though there is a public hearing on Monday, June 26, public comment will not matter to the mayor or council because they have already made their minds up. So a referendum will be in the works. Why? A better place for the recycling drop-off site would be across the street where it fits in the character of those blocks. Then the land where the recycling center currently sits would be transformed into a park with benches and a spectacular water fountain similar to the ones on Aspen’s malls.Let the summer fun begin and look for us in the Fourth of July parade!Toni KronbergAspen


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