Policy Agenda

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City Council Policy Agenda (PDF)

The Council’s Policy Agenda (PDF) serves as a guideline to regional, state, and federal policy leaders for reference when considering decisions impacting the City of Aspen.

If you have potential legislation you would like the Aspen City Council to consider taking a position on, please contact: Tara.Nelson@aspen.gov

City Council Policy Papers


Colorado River Valley and Grand Junction BLM field offices SEIS letter (PDF)

Landfill methane letter to EPA (PDF)

Letters of Gratitude: Senator Roberts, Rep Velasco, Speaker McCluskie (PDF) 

Thompson Divide withdrawal support (PDF) 

HB23-1255 opposition letters (PDF) 

SB23-213 opposition letters (PDF)

HB23-1255 opposition (PDF)

Uinta Basin Railway opposition (PDF)

SB23-213 Land Use Bill letters (PDF)


Farm Bill support letter (PDF)

Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument (PDF)

Colorado River Valley BLM Mountain Pact (PDF)

BLM Management Plan comments (PDF)

MOVE support - Buttigieg (PDF)

HB22-1355 letter of support (PDF) 

Workforce Housing Trust Authority Act support letter (PDF)

Mayor Torre HB22-1355 Op Ed (PDF)

HB22-1024 Veto Request (PDF)

America the Beautiful letter Governor Polis (PDF)

CEQ BPS Coalition letter (PDF)

CPUC Power Pathway letter Governor Polis (PDF)

CPUC Power Pathway letter to Senator Donovan (PDF) 

CPUC Power Pathway letter to Representative McCluskie (PDF)


Meet America the Beautiful Goals letter (PDF)

Power Pathway transmission project letters to PUC (PDF)

City and Mountain Pact letter to DOI (PDF)

USFS Letter of Support (PDF)

Letter to Congresswoman Boebert (PDF)

American Families Plan letter to Congress (PDF)

Climate Mayors letter to Congress (PDF)

Letter to Governor Polis - Aspen visit (PDF)

American Jobs Plan letter to Senator Hickenlooper (PDF)

SHRED Act of 2021 (PDF)

For the People Act of 2021 (PDF)

SB21-260 Op Ed Transportation bill (PDF)

HB21-1162 Letter to Rep McCluskie (PDF)

HB21-1131 Pitkin County and City of Aspen support letter (PDF)

HB21-1119 Pitkin County and City of Aspen support letter (PDF)

HB21-1117 Clarify Local Government Authority to Promote Affordable Housing Units support letter (PDF)

HB21-1162 Plastic Products Management support letter (PDF)

HR 803 Letter to Congresswoman Boebert (PDF) 

GHG Reduction letter to AQCC (PDF)

Transportation Funding Package letter to Governor Polis (PDF)

Mountain Pact letter to Biden (PDF)

ICLEI letter to Biden Harris (PDF)

Clean Energy Accelerator support letter (PDF)

Council member Richards letter to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (PDF)

Council member Mullins letter to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (PDF)


Letter to Governor for Public Transportation Local Control (PDF)

Support for Proposition EE (PDF)

Support for Amendment B repeal of Gallagher Amendment (PDF)

CORE Act support letter to Senator Gardner (PDF)

Thank You Senator Michael Bennet (PDF)

State Uniform Testing Strategy Needed (PDF)

Early Childhood Educator Workforce (PDF)

Nicotine Product Regulation (PDF)

Great American Outdoors Act (PDF)

NLC WaterNow Fed Infrastructure Funding (PDF)

LWCF full funding request (PDF)

Letter to support small business insurance claim denials (PDF)

CARES Act Letter from Regional Governments (PDF) 

Fair Share Request from CARES Act Money (PDF)

Third Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Bill (PDF)

NEPA comment letter City of Aspen & Pitkin County (PDF)

SB20-010 Repeal Ban of Prohibition of Local Government Regulation of Plastics (PDF)

HB20-1053 support letter Early Childhood Educator Workforce (PDF)

HB20-1016 support letter Increase Quality in Early Childhood Education Programs (PDF)

HB20-1016 support letter Increase Quality in Early Childhood Education Programs (PDF)

Support for legislation to fund Colorado Water Plan (PDF)

Support for Pitkin County & Holy Cross & Aspen Sanitation District Solar Farm (PDF)


Funding Colorado Water Plan (PDF)

In Support of Proposition DD - Tax sports betting in support of Colorado Water Plan

Oppose expansion Mid-Continent Quarry (PDF)

Memo Supporting Full-Day Kindergarten Funding (PDF)

Supporting Thompson Divide Coalition (PDF)

In Support of Proposition CC (PDF) - Retention of TABOR funds

Broadband services (PDF)