VOTE RACHAEL RICHARDS FOR ASPEN CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, March 5

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Thank you for helping support my campaign to bring stability and professionalism back to City Hall, with a commitment to Aspen’s core vaues and focus on fulfilling community needs.

Cooperation, Collaboration, Results

  • Annexation of Burlingame for affordable housing, including the MAA partnership for seasonal units Addition of Truscott, Aspen Country Inn and Annie Mitchell Housing

  • RFTA’s growth into a Regional Transportation Authority with bus rapid transit service                           

  • Creation of the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers and Streams fund-to protect and enhance the watershed

  • Increased City Open Space funds to save Smuggler Mountain and other Aspen trail and open space needs 

  • The Aspen Recreation Center, including the Youth Center; bike paths, ball fields, and golf clubhouse 

  • The Yellow and Red Brick Schools for early childhood education, arts, and recreation 

  • Renewal of the Healthy Community Fund for our senior center, community health and area non-profits

  • Developing regional relationships to address statewide issues that impact Aspen and our valley

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AS AN ASPEN CITY COUNCILWOMAN, RACHEL WOULD:

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  • Actively involving the public in the county’s airport redevelopment planning processes to fully understand and vet what improvements are needed and the community’s expectation of future aviation services

  • Resolve the capital reserve maintenance issues of ownership affordable housing and begin community involvement and planning for the BMC West housing site, secure future housing sites and partnerships

  • Increase city and county coordination for maximum impact to create affordable housing, protect the Roaring Fork River, influence public lands policies and address climate change

  • Work with state legislators on the high cost of individual health insurance negatively impacting families, our workforce and small businesses

  • Be involved in state efforts to fix the Gallagher amendment’s disproportionate tax burden on small businesses and its negative impacts on schools and special districts

  • Bring Aspen’s voice to bear in the national battles over privatizing public lands, reducing air and water standards, diminishing protections of wilderness areas and shrinking national monuments

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

  • Current Secretary, Club 20, the Voice of the West Slope

  • Past Chairman, the Water Quality and Quantity Committee of the Northwest Council of Governments

  • Co-founder and past co-chair, Counties and Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT)

  • Past member, National Association of Counties Public Lands Steering Committee

  • Past chair, Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST)

  • Graduate, Harvard JFK School of Leadership for Senior Executives in State and Local Government

  • Graduate, Rocky Mountain Program, Aspen Institute Executive Seminar, and American Leadership Forum

  • Received ‘Dedication to Constituents and Colorado’ award from peers at Colorado Counties Inc.

  • Received Dan Noble award from Club 20 for Outstanding Service to the People of the West Slope

  • Received Roaring Fork Conservancy’s ‘River Conservator of the Year’ award

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