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Time to pay attention

Dear Editor:

Kim Vieira is right on and nailed what has gone awry in Pitkin County (letters, Oct. 13). The majority of county commissioners aren’t paying attention to the nuts and bolts or stepping forward to fix the basics.

The shortage of leadership is so acute the commissioner-proposed road tax lost its advocate at the Oct. 22 Issues Forum because Commissioner Owsley was concerned the forum would be about ax grinding.

The commissioners need to reconnect with the towns and city. They need to focus on breaking the Entrance impasse, getting some affordable rentals built and seeing to it that county located bus stops are accessible.

The county needs to address the shortage of space for the courts, but they don’t need to put 30,000 square feet of growth in downtown Aspen. The county needs to initiate dialogue with all players including the private sector and use state connections to bring money or changes in state legislation to our problems.

A couple of the commissioners need to listen to their constituents and quit trying to educate us to see their truth instead of the truths we see right in front of us. They are becoming disconnected.

Shellie Roy

Commissioner candidate


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