Resolution to Amend the Zoning Code to Provide Zoning of Parks

Whereas the City Charter of the City and County of Denver assigns responsibility for
land use to City Council; and,

Whereas Denver’s 2010 Zoning Code rewrite created a parks and open space
zoning category called OS-A and assigned all parkland to the OS-A category; and,

Whereas the 2010 Zoning Code assigned unilateral, blanket responsibility for all
use decisions for OS-A to the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation; and,

Whereas the Director of Parks and Recreation is a single individual, appointed by
the Mayor, the 2010 Zoning Code has removed parks land use responsibility from the
City Council, who are representatives of the neighborhoods’ citizens; and,

Whereas the Director of Parks has used this authority to make decisions about park
land use without consideration of the public’s input; and,

Whereas City Council has the authority to amend the Zoning Code; and,
Whereas Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation has opposed the assignment of OS-A
land use decisions to the Director of Parks and Recreation in the new Zoning Code in
a Resolution issued on September 12, 2009;

It is Resolved by Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation Zoning and Planning:

We request City Council to amend the Zoning Code such that OS-A land is
subject to community-inclusive zoning control processes similar to other zoning
classifications and under the authority of City Council and commit to take no action in
Council to bring forth a bill in this matter until a meaningful community engagement
process has been completed.
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Passed by the Zoning and Planning Committee of the Inter Neighborhood Cooperation on
October 28, 2017.
Will be voted on at the INC Delegates meeting on November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 AM
Location: Willis Case Golf Course 4999 Vrain St Denver 80212

Contact: Charles H. Nadler, Chair, Zoning and Planning Committee, INC,
zoningplanning@denverinc.org

10/29/2017 4:30:13 PM

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