Steamboat Springs Boy, I couldn't agree more with Rob Douglas' "Dear Jon Letter." As a community, we need to stand firm on enforcing height restrictions for projects. It is a slap in the face for council members or the Planning Commission to consider variances for these developers who probably ask for such a big discrepancy initially so that when a "compromise" is reached they still get their way of going well over current height limitations and make an obscene profit at our skyline's expense.
Whatever happened to modesty? These developers see only dollar signs and don't care about preservation of anything except their own pocketbook. I think some of our council members see themselves as the new "movers and shakers" of our community, but it is our community values that are getting the shakedown. It makes you wonder what they may be getting out of supporting these type of requests and just whose pocket they are in.
Stop having a personal agenda of greed and start enforcing our existing codes and restrictions. Stop selling our community values down the river. Get a backbone of integrity and start serving the greater good.