ASPEN REAL ESTATE – PITKIN COUNTY – After more than a year of lobbying for an endorsement of a controversial land swap from Pitkin County officials, Sutey Ranch owner Abigail Wexner (wife of Limited Brands / Victoria’s Secret owner, Leslie Wexner – editor) appeared before the board of commissioners for the first time Tuesday, hoping to get a sense of what it will take to close the deal.But instead of hashing out negotiations in the public realm, the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to do it behind closed doors. Land negotiations was the reason cited for the executive session with Wexner and her legal and land planning team.Board chair George Newman suggested the secret meeting, saying that the process has been bogged down over the past year because it’s been played out in the media and the public has come out in full force either for or against the deal.
By Carolyn Sackariason, April 21, 2010 Aspen Daily News

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