What’s wrong with big homes? | AspenTimes.com

What’s wrong with big homes?

Dear Editor:What is behind the effort to reduce home sizes in Pitkin County?It is hard to understand why the Pitkin County commissioners would want to kill the golden goose. Pitkin County has a GDP that many nations would love to have, yet our gang has decided that we are growing too much and being that growth is bad, let’s stop it.I cannot see how the construction of a new 10,000-square-foot home hurts the county, but I can see how not building it will hurt the county. Construction is a huge industry in this valley, employing thousands. Many more people are involved in maintaining these homes with landscaping services, house management and housekeeping services. Since a majority of these people are Latinos, it makes one wonder if our commissioners are attempting some sort of reverse immigration tactics. If this is a motive, it needs to be stopped.Phil ZanoneAspen

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