Letter: Better together | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: Better together

Smart growth suggests that government be seamless in action and in policy. Our valley has been impacted for years due to the reality of our political boundaries. Intergovernmental agreements have been attempted and, in some cases, implemented between jurisdictions, but rarely produce the right result.

We give lip service to regionalism and plans that talk to such things as affordable housing, day care and our environment.

The time is now to change our behaviors and the opportunity, with the Tree Farm application in our face, is there to make a change. The Tree Farm needs to be part of the town. Let’s ask and challenge our electeds to come to a decision that leads us down the road to success as a region.



Rick Stevens

Town councilman and former mayor of Basalt


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.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

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


Letter to the Editor

Vail bails on sheep

If you ski at all and you venture away from Aspen, there’s half a chance that you ski at a Vail Resort. They promise an epic experience, and on that they come through. But they…



See more