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What about representative government?

Dear Editor:

Council isn’t listening!

I’m confused. I thought we elected city officials to represent us – but based on what I see at Aspen City Council meetings, council too often makes decisions irrespective of the public will, and they don’t behave as if they do represent us.

Years ago Tony Hershey announced he didn’t care if there were 10,000 signatures on a petition, he would vote the way he wanted regardless of the public voice. It would appear some members of council feel the same way regardless of sufficient evidence that they are voting contrary to the public voice. I don’t understand how it is that we elect people to represent us – who don’t represent us. Council isn’t listening.

There is an outcry against the mass, scale and height of the proposed Aspen Art Museum. This monolith clearly does not fit in our small-town community and does not respect our proud heritage! The museum needs to be redesigned before permanent damage is done to our town.

Where’s the accountability for destroying Aspen’s downtown character?

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Susan O’Neal

Aspen