Mesirow listens to all sides
I'm writing to show my support for Skippy Mesirow as a candidate for Aspen City Council. Unfortunately, I personally am unable to vote in the upcoming Aspen election cycle due to my residence being downvalley.
The City Council will hear a presentation tonight that considers raising Aspen's legal age to buy tobacco products and electronic nicotine devices from 18 to 21.
Pitkin County Medical Officer Kimberly Levin, who is championing the effort and will join Eric Brodell of the Prevention Tobacco Addition Foundation as tonight's presenters, said last week she hopes raising the age eventually will catch on with the rest of Colorado, which has a minimum age of 18 to buy tobacco.
Mesirow is intelligent, thoughtful and articulate
I would like to add my name to those supporting Skippy Mesirow for city council.
I am a relative newcomer to the Aspen electorate although I lived here from 1960 through 1965 following a summer stay in 1959, for at that time I was a foreign student and then only an applicant for immigration to the United States with no voting privileges. (Yes, it is a privilege — and not to be wasted, as all immigrants know.) Now I have returned to enjoy retirement in this wonderful community in this fabulous setting.
Mesirow wants to serve Aspen
My name is Alexander Dubin. I am writing this letter to endorse the candidacy of my longtime friend, Skippy Mesirow, for the office of city councilman. I am a New York resident but my family and I have been coming to Aspen since I was nine years old and have been homeowners in Snowmass since 1999. I am a product, not only of the ski and snowboard schools of Aspen but also of the city itself. In addition to serving as a ski pro on Snowmass Mountain from 2005-2012, I was a bartender at Elevation Restaurant and worked for Eric Ward at The Foot Foundation. To me, Aspen is more than just a destination or a getaway; Aspen is a home. As such, the wellbeing of the city is very important to me and it is because of this great affection that I am composing this letter.
by Madeleine Osberger, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Private email server, developer alliance among the many Squirm Night topics
The six candidates for Aspen City Council kept civility in check during their portion of Squirm Night on Thursday in front of a modest-sized crowd in council chambers.
Challenger Ward Hauenstein, who has raised the most campaign funds to date, and incumbents Ann Mullins and Art Daily, fielded some of the toughest questions from a panel of local journalists, audience members and each other during the 80-minute session that preceded the mayoral debate. Also participating were candidates Torre, Skippy Mesirow and Sue Tatem.
Right out of the chute, Daily questioned Hauenstein about whether he wanted to see City Manager Steve Barwick “removed from office.” Hauenstein fired back that he’s never made such a statement but instead wants “rubrics or matrixes set up” to be used as evaluation tools.