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Aspen city councilman requests analysis of developments approved before Ref. One

Concerns about how Aspen is developing prompted a city councilman Monday to ask for an analysis of development projects already approved. 

Aspen resident Ward Hauenstein told council Monday he’s worried.

"City government has had the vision and courage to limit growth. I fear that our representatives have lost that vision and courage."

Councilman Adam Frisch wants to know how many development projects with exceptions were approved prior to May when voters passed referendum one. It puts to a public vote any project that council approves with exceptions, like size.

"My first step is to obtain some facts about how many buildings we’re talking about and which ones because I think that would be helpful," said Frisch.

The city has taken a position that any project prior to the May election isn’t subject to a public vote.