Letter: Housing conflict at City Hall

Thank you for the story on the Special Review Committee allowing the Pomeroy family to circumvent the housing lottery (“Aspen family’s hardship case sets precedent for affordable housing,” May 2, 2016, The Aspen Times).

I am very concerned that a assistant city manager is able to rule that a city employee is more deserving of this home than all other residents that may have entered the lottery for that home. I do not understand why a decision like this from such a small committee would not require a unanimous vote.

It does not matter that Pomeroy does not work under the supervision of Barry Crook. There is still a conflict of interest there. What can be done to eliminate bias decisions like this being made in the future?

Harry Lynk