MOTION TO AMEND ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

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Colorado law provides directors and officers of nonprofit corporations, particularly volunteers, with several statutory protections from liability. A nonprofit corporation may, in conformity with the statutory requirements described in the Colorado Nonprofit Act, eliminate or limit the personal liability of a director of the nonprofit from monetary damages for breaches of fiduciary duty, with certain express exceptions, including breach of the duty of loyalty. Nonprofit organizations typically provide such protections to the directors by including indemnification provisions in articles of incorporation and bylaws.

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INC ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES – JUNE 25, 2016

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Jordan Person (responsibleusedenver@gmail.com), the executive director of the Denver chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, explained a ballot proposal (Responsible Use Denver) for which signatures are currently being gathered for the November 8, 2016 Denver election ballot. The supporters have until August 15 to gather more than 4700 signatures from registered voters. She explained that the group believes that the biggest problem is that, even though use of medical and recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado and there are now about 200 sales and grow locations in Denver, there is “nowhere public to go” for the legal use of such products.

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Starbuds loses license for Denver marijuana grow in first decision of its kind

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The location also is arguably sensitive for neighborhood advocates and city officials because it sits at a high-profile corner adjacent to an area the city seeks to transform through the $1.1 billion National Western Center project.

The renewal hearing was requested under city regulations that allow residents to voice opposition to licenses in industrial mixed-use zoning districts. The testimony led hearing officer Suzanne A. Fasing on May 10 to recommend that Loucks deny the annual renewal for Starbuds’ retail cultivation license.

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What is the difference between a required and courtesy hearing?

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How do I sign up to speak?
Prior to the public hearings, council will take a recess. During the recess, council staff will distribute speaker cards at the speaker’s podium. Complete the card, including your address, and return it to council staff. You may not sign up for another person. No sign-ups will be accepted after council is back in session.

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Denver City Council passes short-term rentals

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More than 60 people signed up to speak on the issue during a public hearing. Predictably, those who support expanded short-term rentals were mainly people who already have them and didn’t want them limited to primary residences. Those who opposed were from established neighborhoods, but they said the restrictions would be better than nothing.

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Massive storm and sewer fees hike approved by Denver council

updated January 2016

The Interstate 70 expansion project is linked to the city’s plan because the interstate would be built below grade would benefit from drainage improvements.

At a public hearing early Tuesday, residents said the project would do little to improve drainage south of I-70, while fees will be collected from residents who live throughout Denver.

Some accused the council of having already made up its mind on the project before the public hearing and final vote.

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Former Colorado AG J.D. MacFarlane Sues City of Denver Regarding Placement of Stormwater Facility in City Park Golf Course

updated January 2016

The suit alleges that the planned project—which will be funded by a large stormwater fee hike being considered by Denver City Council tonight—is designed to protect and shift the burden of paying for stormwater protection for I-70 and other public and private development from the builders onto Denver’s ratepayers. Mr. MacFarlane also alleges that the project’s use of designated parkland is not for park purposes and therefore contravenes the Denver City Charter, the Denver Zoning Code, and common law governing the municipal use of parkland.

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Presidents Message June 2016

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Hello again my fellow neighborhood and city leaders, here we are in Denver 2016; I hope it’s going well for you and your communities as we begin the summer. As we take some time, during the Memorial Day weekend, to celebrate the sacrifices and mourn the ultimate sacrifices that our forbearers made to sustain our country, I am writing to tell you that the need for active citizens who are willing to give of themselves to better our city and our nation is as relevant today as it has ever been in our fair city.

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INC ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES – MAY 21, 2016

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Chair Margie Valdez convened the meeting of the INC Zoning and Planning Committee and introduced City team leaders of the large citywide planning efforts just beginning: 1) Caryn Champine and David Gaspers of the Community Planning and Development Department working on the update of the 2002 Blueprint Denver Plan; 2) Courtney Levenson and Dody Erickson of Parks and Recreation working on an update of the 2003 Game Plan and Emily Snyder and Cristina Evanoff of the Public Works Department working on an update of the 2011 Denver Moves Plan and a new Denver Transit Plan. There will be citizen task forces for each of the plans and collaboration among all city departments. The goal is to develop a 20-year vision for Denver’s land use, transportation and parks in order to get ahead of Denver’s fast pace and pains of growth. READ MORE

Who wins? Who loses? Platte To Park Hill Stormwater Drainage Project

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By Kimberly Morse
City Council is preparing to vote on an ordinance that will amend Denver’s Revised Municipal Code regarding charges for sanitary sewage and stormwater drainage. If this amendment is approved all Denver wastewater rate payers will be on the hook for rate increases that will double year over year for the foreseeable future. The rate increase would take effect July 1.

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INC Executive Meeting Minutes May 9, 2016

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2016 INC Survey – SurveyMonkey is being used to solicit questions. Jane and Ian have volunteered to create the survey. Open-ended questions strongly suggested. Rank ordered questions also suggested for year-over-year analysis. Ian will create an action plan for the survey, including member and non-member organizations.

Content for the newsletter – give to Maggie for online and newsletter content. Suggestion to create an online place for RNO presidents to work together and gain information from each other for both members and non-members of INC. READ MORE