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Stable funding

Dear Editor:As an active member of the Pitkin County Senior Services Council and a proud resident of our community, I am asking all Pitkin County voters to support the Healthy Community Fund and vote “yes” on Question 1A. The Healthy Community Fund is a dedicated property tax creating a stable source of funding for Pitkin County nonprofit organizations that offer critical health and human services to the residents and workers of Pitkin County. From mental health counseling for individuals and families to seniors receiving regular check-ins and nutritional Meals on Wheels to hospice patients receiving quality end-of-life care, almost everyone in our community will need the services supported by the Healthy Community Fund at some point in their lives.Whether you’re genuinely voting to support a healthy community, or simply safeguarding your own well-being, please vote “yes” on Question 1A.Seth SachsonAspen

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