In a matter of a month, the issue committee backing Base 2 lodge on the fall ballot has spent nearly $30,000. Election groups filed their final campaign finance reports with the City of Aspen on Tuesday (10/27).
Citizens for Aspen Alive is working to get people to vote yes on Question 2A. It would allow developer Mark Hunt’s Base 2 lodge to be built on the corner of Monarch and Main streets. Hunt’s the lone contributor to the issue committee, spending $50,000 of his own money on things like mailers, newspaper advertising, t-shirts, pizza and beer.
The committee against Base 2 raised a fraction of what its opponents brought in. Vote No on Base 2 amassed a total of $5200 in October. They’ve spent nearly $5000 on newspaper ads, mailing materials and voter lists. Aspen resident Steve Goldenberg contributed the most: $2500. Aspen City councilman Bert Myrin also donated.
Tuesday marks the deadline for committees registered with the City to fundraise. The election is November 3rd.