Vote yes on trolleys
October 2, 2002
In response to Councilman Tim Semrau’s letter critical of our trolley proposal, I would like your readers to consider this when voting.
We are, first of all, a tourist resort and one whose economy is faltering under increased competition in a flat market. Aspen has only one thing which cannot be duplicated by newer resorts ? our history.
Sure, the trolleys may not be the answer, but they are part of it. Aspen’s trolleys are not “faux,” these are the real thing, not some cutesy buses dolled up to look like trolleys.
They will absolutely enhance our authentic historic character and provide something which no other ski resort can have. Tim says of Aspen that its real advantage over other resorts is in its “natural beauty, music, art and outdoor activity.” Virtually every Colorado ski resort today can make the same claims!
We have a unique opportunity which comes to us just once. Your vote can make a difference. And remember, this is only an advisory question. Any future council can change or even cancel this project.
Perhaps you think it should instead go to the Music Tent or the high school or across town. Nothing is precluded by the vote. Please vote yes ? for Aspen’s future.
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