Semrau will unite us |

Semrau will unite us

Dear Editor:What makes Tim Semrau stand out?He is a businessman with practical experience, not a career politician. He has served on city council, quite a different experience from serving as a rural county commissioner with limited staff and budget.He is a leader, consensus-maker and listener. His goal is to work through inclusiveness, bringing all segments into discussions, not through divisiveness.He will reduce construction impact by creating a construction management program. He proposes including lodging, public projects, and affordable housing in calculating growth.Tim’s goal is to work with the private sector to preserve Aspen’s character. Mick wants to accomplish this through zoning.His policy on green has been demonstrated in his contributions to Burlingame and designs for four privately funded affordable housing projects. Tim supports key elements of the canary initiative. He proposes many energy-saving programs to reduce emissions.Tim has shown the city has more than enough funding to house 60 percent of our work force over the next five years and will strive to accomplish this. Mick has no answer of his own preferring to attack Tim’s figures.Tim will lead by focusing City Council on what unites us rather than what divides us. In a town with the resources of Aspen, we can solve almost any problem. He is not going to waste time over a fire pit in the mall or riding a bike to work.Kip WheelerAspen

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