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Emmer: Put juvenility aside

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

Paul Menter’s March 8 Aspen Daily News column (and predecessors) explains why Aspen won’t have the money for its fantasy of subsidized housing for all. For decades, people have promoted goals of housing this or that percentage of “locals” (however defined), with scant rationale for the percentage.

New City Council: Put that juvenility aside. The matter must be managed against a concrete fact, not an illusion. Project how much money you will have (if any, after the Lumberyard). That will tell you how many units you can build.

Maurice Emmer