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Valley Roundup 3-18-16

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

The town of Carbondale attempted this week a moratorium on marijuana-related businesses in that community after several people complained about the smells surfacing around them.

Also in Carbondale, residents are starting to push back on two tax increases before them in this election. One is a property tax to help pay for the town’s infrastructure and the other has been dubbed a “carbon tax.”

Affordable housing, tax at center of Cdale candidate debate

Carbondale property owners suffer tax sticker shock

·       Carbondale trustee candidates make their pitches

·       Climate Action Excise Tax questions, and answers

In Aspen, there is plenty of debate about the city council’s decision this week to place a moratorium on all new development applications for commercial buildings.

Moratorium freezes downtown development

Moratorium is placed on development

 

But the municipal government has exempted itself from the moratorium and is moving forward with its plans for up to 50,000 square feet for a new city hall.  

Finally, we clarify a point made on last week’s show.

Joining me this week are John Colson, reporter for the Sopris Sun, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.