Great Denver Cleanup is Saturday, May 20th

The 2017 citywide Great Denver Cleanup is Saturday, May 20th, offering Denver residents free drop sites for household trash, large items, compostable yard waste, donatable household goods and scrap metal.
Spread the word NOW.
Schedule your block, neighborhood and yard cleanups for Saturday, May 20th.
Multiple collection sites will be located throughout the city. A final list of sites will be announced soon.

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Message from the President Feb 2017

We have an opportunity for public engagement that creates instead of resists. Our city has a store of energy in our citizens that can be used to grow and motivate, not just struggle and repel. As city representatives and neighborhood leaders we have the organization to turn their energy and motivation into improvements and community growth. The power of sustainable outreach and engagement comes from a willingness and ability to ask for their involvement

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Denver Debates Hosting a Massive Coachella-Like Music Fest on Public Land

Concerns from the roughly forty people who attended the meeting included the impact that 50,000 people plus stages and trucks would have on the golf course; noise, trash and safety issues; the revenue the city would make off the project; and the use of public land for private gain. In response to the safety concerns, Ehrlich said that each festival-goer would be given a wristband with a chip that would allow organizers to track where crowds were gathering.

The Overland Golf Course is within eyeshot of a soon-to-open 7,500-seat amphitheater, run by Levitt Pavilion Denver, a nonprofit that champions local and independent musicians and offers free concerts. But AEG and Superfly haven’t approached Levitt, because the venue’s 7,500 seats wouldn’t be enough for the music festival, said Levitt executive director Chris Zacher after the meeting.

Zacher grumbled that AEG hadn’t shown interest in the Overland Park community or his music venue until the company could find a way to exploit it for profit. “AEG gave Levitt zero dollars” in the half a decade that the project has been raising money, he noted.

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Denver Zoo Agrees To Improve Compliance and Governance in Response to Audit

Auditors also found that the Zoo’s Board of Trustees did not adhere to relevant best practices. Board members are not consistently attending meetings as required by the Foundation’s bylaws, and there was no formal training program for new Board members, among other areas in need of improvement. The lack of a consistent onboarding process left some Board members unaware of the roles and authority of the Board. Improvements recommended by the auditors were creating a Board charter, implementing non-voting status for the CEO, involving the entire Board in evaluating the CEO, and placing the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation on the Zoo’s Executive Committee.

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Transportation Special Tours and Events

This is a special announcement e-mail about tours, book club, a Valentine’s Day “Love-In” event in support of safe speeds, and more. The next regular INC Transportation Committee will be on Thursday, March 9th 2017, 6 p.m. at 1201 Williams St.

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Auditors Report Of The Denver Zoo Jan 19 2017

As described in the attached report, our audit revealed that the City and the Foundation have not adequately monitored and maintained their compliance with certain sections of the Agreement relating to financial arrangements. In addition, the audit found that the Foundation should improve its governance by updating internal policies and guidance for the Board of Trustees (Board).

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Senate Bill 17-063 Licensing Marijuana Consumption Clubs

The bill creates a marijuana consumption club license. The license is subject to the same licensing requirements as other retail marijuana licenses. The license may be issued to a person who operates an establishment where retail or medical marijuana may be sold and consumed. The club’s sales are limited to the same limits as a retail marijuana store or a medical marijuana center. The club may not serve food prepared on site or alcohol.

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