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For this primary election, voters can only choose one candidate. The two with the most votes advance to the November election, according to the Home Rule Charter. Greg Poschman, Scott Writer and Hawk Greenway, all longtime valley residents, are vying for the seat. It is currently held by Michael Owsley, who has to step down because of term limits.A polling place will be set up at the Aspen Jewish Community Center for early voting from June 20 to June 27. Ballots returned in the mail should be sent eight days prior to the election deadline — 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

County Undecided on APCHA Governance Model

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  A group of city and county officials have proposed re-writing the agreement that governs the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority. In their board retreat Tuesday, the commissioners weighed in on what a public housing program could look like in the future.

The commissioners discussed everything from a current proposal that the city, county and community members form one new housing board, to splitting off into their own authority.

While independence would allow them full control over the properties that they have developed, they have very little funding of their own for future projects

Board chair Patti Clapper said she is not comfortable with the executive power that would come from a new “super board.” Commissioner George Newman countered that he is “more than comfortable” with the prospect.

They concluded by directing staff to conduct robust public outreach this fall, asking the community to weigh in on the ways the housing authority can better serve the county.

 

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