Let the people decide on city building | AspenTimes.com

Let the people decide on city building

If Ward Hauenstein really wants to put an end to the controversy over the new “Temple of Bureaucratic Empire Building,” why doesn’t he just put it to a vote? If he won’t do that because he believes the people don’t want it, then he has no business advocating for it to begin with. That’s called democracy. Whatever happened to the First Amendment, anyway? You know, where it says: Congress shall make no law respecting the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” Not some law limiting rights to a few days — but no law.

Richard Gordon


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User