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Why bother with public comment?

Dear Editor:Well, once again last Monday night the City Council went ahead and approved an issue totally against the wishes of practically everyone attending the City Council meeting, and I’m sure the overwhelming majority of the people who weren’t in attendance. In an hour and a half of open discussion no one – that’s nobody, zip, nada – spoke in favor of this issue. Sometimes you have to ask yourself what open public discussion in these meetings is really all about and why even waste the time?This decision concerned the access to the blue Victorian on Monarch and Bleeker from a ghost alley off of Monarch Street that pre-existed only in the minds of certain developers.On the other hand, some things are improving in Aspen. Just the other day I drove almost a half a block without passing a smelly air-polluting dump truck, and then for the second time in less than a year I saw a chick driving a Range Rover who wasn’t on the phone.Don DixonAspen

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