Friday, March 09, 2007

George In Denver is Moving as of March 9, 2007 - Click Here

Yes, I am moving. Blogspot has been good to me for almost three years. But, I'm ready for something new, different. And, besides, I am a complete dunce when it comes to inserting HTML (or whatever that code is), to enable greater functionality. So, I'm here now.

Thanks for your interest in the old blog. Hope to see you on the new site.


Sarah's Happy Friday

Thursday, March 08, 2007

This Morning - Berkeley Lake

"Gray skies are gonna clear up..."

Red-Winged Blackbird

Great Blue Heron

Mount Evans (Some mornings you can almost touch it.)

Our Canadian Friends

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Community Forum on Neighborhood Zoning Issues - You Will Behave!

Missive from the City:

Just a reminder, that the Community Residential Zoning Forum is scheduled for 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, in the Atrium of the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, at 201 West Colfax Avenue. Please note the Forum is designed to address city-wide residential issues and will not be a forum on individual zoning applications. Sponsors of the Forum include the Zoning Code Task Force, the Denver Board of Realtors, the Metro Denver Homebuilders Association and Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation. The Forum will begin with an introduction by CPD Manager, Peter Park, and then proceed through 3 rounds of broadly based questions to a panel of representatives from the sponsoring groups. The questions will address current zoning policy, the zoning process and its effects and next steps in the Zoning Code Update. We hope to see you there.
Methinks the message here is that you crazy-assed, wild-eyed neighborhood activists dare not disturb the scripted agenda. You WILL sit quietly and your questions WILL address what the city intends them to address. Got it!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Just Askin' - Community Forum on Neighborhood Development in Established Neighborhoods

The Community Forum on Neighborhood Development in Established Neighborhoods is, as noted in prior posts, this Wednesday, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. in the atrium (first floor) of the Webb Building at 201 W. Colfax.

Interestingly, it appears the home page of the City's Internet site, as well as the Mayor's page contain no reference to this important forum. I note that Councilman Rick Garcia's site (District 1, which includes West Highlands and Sloan's Lake) finally made note of the event, both on his home page and in his March newsletter under "Upcoming Events." Unfortunately, Garcia's information does not provide the revised meeting location from the fourth floor to the atrium of the Webb Building.

Given the immense interest in this forum, why was it not showcased in the Mayor's pages?

Just askin'.

(Methinks those pain-in-the-ass citizen activists who have a very personal stake in the maintenance of the "character" of their neighborhoods are, for the Hickies, yes, a real pain-in-the-ass!)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

George Bush: Worst President Ever

Lest we forget...

Denver Politics - New Blog You May Want to Check Out

Community Forum On Residential Development - Location Change

Because of the enormous interest in the city's community forum on residential development (March 7th, 6-8 p.m.), the location necessarily had to be changed to a large space in the Webb Building, per a piece in the Rocky Mountain News:

By Rocky Mountain News
March 1, 2007
A community forum March 7 to discuss residential development in Denver has been moved to the atrium of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building to accommodate the large crowd.

The move comes after residents were put on a waiting list and told they might not be able to attend because of a lack of space.

"What kind of public 'community forum' is it that cannot accommodate the public?" Larry Ambrose, president of the Sloan's Neighborhood Association, wrote in an e-mail to the city obtained by the Rocky Mountain News.

Julius Zsako, spokesman for the city's Community Planning and Development Department, said today that the atrium can hold "many hundreds of people."

However, the city is still asking people who want to attend to RSVP by contacting Valentina Guereca at 720-865-3223 or via e-mail at Valentina.Guereca@ by Friday. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Webb building, 201 W. Colfax Ave.