Just say ‘no’ to Lift One | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Just say ‘no’ to Lift One

The Lift One corridor ballot question requires Aspen residents to cast a single vote, “yes” or “no,” on several very distinct issues. No one questions the importance of the issues presented: affordable housing, zoning changes, public subsidies to private developers, Lift One relocation and the construction of a massive hotel on a currently pristine mountain side. Why can’t voters decide these crucial issues separately?

You may feel there are good reasons to relocate lift one, for example. But, then why do you also have to agree to further reduce the supply of affordable housing, unnecessarily increase the number of “hot beds,” exacerbate existing traffic congestion, transfer public funds to private developers and the tragic loss of open space? There is no reason for “this all or nothing” approach. Tell City Council you want the opportunity to decide each of these fundamental questions on its own merits by voting “no” now.

Julie Shelton

Chicago


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