Affordable Housing http://aspenpublicradio.org en Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/economic-recovery-affordable-housing-discussed-candidate-forum <p></p><p>Issues like economic recovery, marijuana and affordable housing were discussed at a candidate forum in Basalt Monday night. The candidates are vying for open seats on Basalt’s Town Council. &nbsp;Four of the five registered candidates participated. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16033 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/survey-says-life-s-pretty-good-pitkin-county-some-worries <p></p><p>Residents of Pitkin County have given a thumbs-up for county government and services. That’s according to a survey done by a private firm, which presented its findings to Pitkin County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 11<sup>th</sup>. The survey had residents fill out a questionnaire. It covered a wide variety of topics. And despite overall satisfaction, residents say there are some issues they <u>are</u> concerned about.<br /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:13:23 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15397 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/city-council-creates-new-commission-keeping-young-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen City Council often hears from local groups on issues about zoning or preservation. Now, leaders will also focus on the concerns of a specific age group:&nbsp;</span>Aspenites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> under forty. Councilors approved the Next Generation Commission at a meeting on Monday, January </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The main idea is to figure out what issues are most important to residents between eighteen and forty… and how to best tackle them.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:39:07 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13460 at http://aspenpublicradio.org City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents Summit County Wants Act of Congress http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/summit-county-wants-act-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summit County is angling for an Act of Congress. Not just any act-- one that allows the County to buy a chunk of Forest Service land. The idea is to use it for affordable housing... an unusual plan in Colorado.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The next time you drive through Summit County on Interstate 70, look southeast, towards Dillon Dam Road and Dillon Reservoir. Forty acres there could become home for local residents. County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, a big supporter of the plan, says the land has “lost its forest character.”</span></p><p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:53:26 +0000 Elise Thatcher 5688 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Summit County Wants Act of Congress More Options for Retirees in Affordable Housing http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/more-options-retirees-affordable-housing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Aspen, the city council has approved more flexibility for retirees who own affordable housing units. Starting June </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, residents can leave for six months at a time--</span><u style="line-height: 1.5;">and</u><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> they can rent out their homes while they’re gone.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:56:40 +0000 Elise Thatcher 2010 at http://aspenpublicradio.org More Options for Retirees in Affordable Housing