Respect for a tough decision |

Respect for a tough decision

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

There are two tacks being employed by current visitors center opponents that I want to comment on. First of all, let me say I am not a big fan of this location and have said so publicly.

First, Toni Kronberg versus Helen Klanderud: I have had many dealings with Helen as mayor and even when we disagree, I have found her to be accessible, honest and sincere. I have also had a lot of experience with Toni, who seems unwilling to accept that people might just disagree with her. To assert any sort of improprieties, lack of attention or respect by Helen is ridiculous and I find it appalling.

Second, Sue Geist: I get your objections to this site, but to call that corner “a pastoral site”?! C’mon Sue. “Pastoral” is laughable and, to me, demeans your position. Let’s not forget that this is a private parcel of land in the commercial core that will likely be developed as something. It is not a park or deeded open space.

We elect people to represent us. I feel the council is representing us well on this very difficult choice. Had I been on council, I may have voted for another site, but I feel well represented by these five council people and the system which allows and respects dissent.

Scott Writer

Old Snowmass

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