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Veazy for catalyst?

Aspen Times writer

(This letter was originally addressed to the committee overseeing selection of a downtown catalyst.)

Dear Editor:

Let’s cut to the chase Executive Committee members to take care of business: Aspen City Manager Steve Barwick; Commercial Core and Lodging Commissioner Andrew Kole and Aspen Chamber Resort Association Board member Shae Singer.

Whether you like me or not, your description for the new Aspen downtown catalyst job to be funded by the City of Aspen and operate under ACRA describes me and what I have espoused/done in Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Basalt, besides back in California in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Burbank, La Canada-Flintridge, Pasadena, Santa Monica and Pasadena.

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Although your needs and executions must be far beyond your provincial job description for success, and I know there is none my superior for the new Aspen downtown catalyst job, I am smart enough and resourceful enough to compensate where you lack to get the job done.

My record for the job is clearly laid out to you through my public testimony in front of the Aspen City Council; Pitkin County commissioners; Basalt Town Council; Glenwood Springs City Council and Garfield County commissioners; television appearances on “The Andrew Kole Show”; airings of my television show “Caviar & Class” and my volumes of letters in the Aspen Daily News, The Aspen Times, Snowmass Village Sun, Valley Journal and Glenwood Springs Post Independent newspapers.

My brief/resume is laid out in your public records and your newspapers, which I assume you have seen much concerning me.

I easily write 30-, 50-, 60- or 100-plus typed pages. I consider those who cannot do it quickly in a short time period all by themselves sissies, as I look on many others when it comes to many other tasks and feats like market research, business/economic development research and understanding, business organizations and hierarchies, business/economic/industry cycles, financial statement analysis, marketing, etc.

In my letters to the editor, it is clearly evident I promoted a Business Improvement District and things in the Aspen Retail Analysis Report before others surfaced from the abyss to herald them.

I look forward to an interview with you in the near future if you have the guts, integrity, sense and willingness to get the job done in one year as much as possible with the mess you have in the Aspen business community. Remember, I have studied the Aspen political economy as I have done in many municipalities in Colorado and California, just for starters.

Treat me to supper at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs for my interview with you, since you do not have a Beverly Hills hotel I prefer to do business in, like The Beverly Hills Hotel or the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Emzy Veazy III


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