The panelists included: Luchia Brown, moderator,
Dennis Royer, PE;
Bill DeGroot,PE, F.ASCE,
Albert Melcher, MS civil engineer;
John VanSciver, PE;
Patty Ortiz,PE, PMP
Andrea Gelfuso, Esq, and
Kyle Zeppelin, developer
Chair: Loretta Koehler
INC’s monthly meeting was held at Manual High School on Saturday September 9. INC appreciated DPS allowing us to meet in this lovely school. About 100 people attended the meeting.
In lieu of a regular meeting, INC held a public forum to discuss CDOT’s planned expansion of I-70 through the neighborhoods of Elyria and Swansea, and the City of Denver’s related Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Project. Over 100 people attended the event. CDOT and Denver’s City Planning were invited to be on the panel and both declined.
INC’s goal was to provide an opportunity to have a serious open discussion about these two very complicated and controversial projects as well as ask hard questions that many feel have not been answered.
Although INC invited representatives from the City of Denver and CDOT to participate, they declined. Be-cause many of the concerns and questions need to also be answered by the City and CDOT, INC has requested Denver and CDOT officials provide answers and when received, INC believes this further input will help satisfy expressed concerns, especially about health impacts. DISTRIBUTED DOCUMENTATION
As a result of the forum, delegates (members) from INC passed the following Resolution:
INC neighborhoods oppose the proposed expansion of I70 because it increases the health impacts on our neighborhoods and we call on Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock to halt the project until all health impacts have been eliminated.
The Resolution passed by an overwhelming majority vote.
In Favor 22, Opposed 2, Abstain 4
This Resolution has been sent to the Governor, Denver’s Mayor, members of Denver City Council, and CDOT officials.
The quorum remaining after the forum also approved Board positions Jo Barrios as Secretary and Loretta Koehler as Delegate-at-Large and approved minutes from the delegate meeting held August 12
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