It’s not just for Aspen anymore. You will find traffic backed up day and night at every stop light in the Roaring Fork Valley and west of Glenwood. And there’s no longer a quiet traffic time at off peak. So, yes, property taxes seem to be the main dish lately.

It hurts to face higher taxes. But it hurts more to have less than excellent schools, inadequate fire protection and less transit/trails when we need more.

How much worse would congestion be if the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority lacked the financial support to keep up with this crazy growth? Or think about future degradation of our beautiful Rio Grande Trail if we lack proper maintenance and improvements.

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Jacque Whitsitt

Mayor of Basalt