Former Aspen city councilman enlisted prior to developer’s about face on hotel
A few months after reviewing Mark Hunt’s land use applications as a member of Aspen City Council, Dwayne Romero is now a strategic and messaging consultant for the developer who is about to face the Aspen electorate.
Romero, whose term on the board ended in July, emerged publicly as a member of Hunt’s development team at Monday night’s city council meeting, when Hunt informed council he had changed his mind about wanting to forfeit his land use approvals for the Base 2 hotel project. On Aug. 19, the previous Wednesday, Hunt’s representatives filed a notice that they intended to vacate the approvals, stating that the developer wanted to avoid the referendum election that petitioners had forced.
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