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Question regarding Wheeler money is on the ballot for Aspen voters in November election

Patrick Fort
Aspen Public Radio
The Wheeler Opera House is located in downtown Aspen. City voters will be asked in the upcoming election whether a cap should be lifted on funds raised from the Wheeler's real estate transfer tax to support a broader range of arts and cultural institutions.

Aspen voters this week received their ballots for November’s election. One ballot question drawing particular attention is 2A, which asks voters to lift a cap on grants to local arts organizations raised from the Wheeler Opera House’s real estate transfer tax.

"Morning Edition" host Eleanor Bennett spoke to arts-and-culture reporter Kirsten Dobroth about what 2A means and about what passage would mean for future arts funding in the Roaring Fork Valley.