The 10 project objectives are evaluation criteria for the Entrance to Aspen. They were developed by our community in 1994. While the development process for a Record of Decision (ROD) always includes public participation, it is unusual that community-defined objectives are included in a ROD.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), on Page I-3 of August 1995, further states:
“The objectives were developed based on known problems and concerns related to the State Highway 82 transportation system and corresponding issues raised by the Aspen area community. Consensus on the objectives was developed from the affected agencies, elected officials and staff of area governments, concerned members of the public through a series of individual meetings (community focus groups, open house exhibitions, community leadership workshops) and a technical advisory committee (TAC) consisting of various local governments and state and federal agency staff.”