Letter: Good luck to Power Plant backers
I take no pleasure in witnessing people making a difficult and painful decision. On Tuesday night, members of the City Council did just that. For anyone with empathy and compassion, it was not a pleasurable meeting. The Aspen Power Plant was like fitting a square peg into a round hole. The zoning had to be changed, or the Power Plant needed to somehow convince the IRS that three of four for-profit elements could be housed under a shell of a nonprofit. This, if attempted, would have been, in my opinion, contrary to the intent of the law.
In a stunning reversal, the council pulled the plug on the Power Plant. My hope is that the business generator can find a home, be managed by someone with proven property-management abilities and a demonstrated success history and be administered in a fair and just manner to all applicants regardless of demographics.
To the council, I say “Chapeau!” To all who supported the Power Plant, I offer my sincere hopes that the business generator can find a life. To the Power Plant crew, I hope you can find comfort in the knowledge that you won the hearts of the council and many in the community.
In the words of KNCB Moore, “Be brave, comrades.”
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