Tygre chosen for City Council post | AspenTimes.com

Tygre chosen for City Council post

Aspen Times Staff

Jasmine Tygre has been chosen to fill the Aspen City Council seat being vacated by Councilwoman Rachel Richards, the city announced today.Tygre was chosen from 25 applicants, nine of whom were interviewed for the post by Mayor Helen Klanderud and council members Jack Johnson, J.E. DeVilbiss and Torre. Richards will resign in January to become a Pitkin County commissioner; she was elected to the county post in November. Richards will succeed Commissioner Mick Ireland, who is being forced out by term limits. Tygre is no stranger to at least once facet of city government land-use review, having served on the citys Planning and Zoning Commission for 26 years, including two terms as its chairperson.She will resign from the P&Z before taking the council seat, but she noted her P&Z experience and the current political climate in Aspen spurred her to seek the position. I thought I would be a good person to come on board because I was already so familiar with the nature of the complexity of the land-use issues that are now in front of council, she said in a city press release. Id also like to learn more about issues affecting the city and not just focus on land use, as I have been over the last years.Tygre will fill Richards unexpired term. The seat is up for election next May. She will be sworn in on Jan. 9 and serve as a council member through June 2007.For more on her selection, see Fridays Aspen Times.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.