Robbed of our land
August 18, 2002
On Aug. 15, three of the City Councilmen, in a continued display of disregard for Aspen voters and in a fit of childish stubbornness, gave to the State of Colorado prime Aspen land for the construction of a straight shot entrance into our town.
In their view, an incredible feat will happen once a four-lane bridge is in place: more cars will come into Aspen from a 45 mph zone into a 25 mph zone without having to slow down and without ever causing another traffic backup at our entrance.
The pricetag for this experiment is $65 million. These councilmen were also in a mad unexplained rush to transfer the land. Why?
We surely feel like we were robbed of our land. Let’s not forget it when the next election comes.