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Letter: Poschman will uphold values of ‘70s commissioners

Greg Poschman is by far the most qualified county commissioner running for office. He is an honest, law-abiding Aspen-born local who understands that developers must pay their way in providing affordable, employee housing on the site.

This was prescribed by codes as far back as the ’70s by our county commissioners, Dwight Shellman, Joe Edwards and Michael Kinsley. If a developer can’t provide affordable housing for the employees they generate, then it shouldn’t be built. This concept was written as a way to control unwanted, overcrowded growth in our town and valley. Yet, did Scott Writer provide all the required employee, affordable housing generated by his developments?

Scott wants to build all over the map. He is a slick developer who feels that overcrowding is what should be expected. He believes that building the Roaring Fork Valley bigger is going to make it better, but he does not consider how it degrades the valley. This is destroying our quality of life.

Greg Poschman understands the value in public and private partnerships in affordable housing. He is for protecting open space, wild and pristine lands. Greg shows a better understanding of land-use policy, open space and would make wiser decisions environmentally as a Pitkin County commissioner. Vote for Greg Poschman.

Junee Kirk

Aspen


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