2017 GO Bond
Thank you so much for your huge response to my last call for action on the 2017 GO Bond List! Both the Jewell Bridge and $7 million for the Alameda Underpass are included in the current list. This is a direct result of your participation in the process. The bond list is now in front of City Council, and we will be voting on it over the next couple of weeks. Can you help make sure that these projects stay on the list? Do you have time to send a quick email to tell my colleagues how important these projects are?
Email all of City Council about your priorities.
Here is the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a public hearing on the 2017 GO Bond package in front of all of Council on August 7th, you can also sign up to speak during that hearing if you are interested. Learn more about how to sign up here.
You can download the entire list as of today here. To see a one page description of each project, download the summary here.
Proposed Music Festival at Overland Golf Course
The contract for the proposed music festival has been finalized and made public. You can review the entire contract here and the slides from the presentation about the contract here.
There will be a public hearing about this contract in front of City Council on Monday July 24th. If you would like to speak at the hearing you can learn more about how to sign up here.
Read the July E-News here. Get updates on eTuks, the Overland Music Festival and the 2017 GO Bond.
There are not many things about this job that are easy, but one of the hardest parts is representing 55,000 individuals and the diverse array of all of your thoughts, passions, and ideas for our great city. When I ran for office I told you that we might not always agree, but that I would work hard to make sure that everyone had a seat at the table to make their voice heard.
A number of months ago, a group approached the City and asked if they could put on a music festival at Overland Golf Course. The City has been reviewing this request through conversations and meetings with nearby Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs), the Golf Advisory Board, the Women and Men's Club at Overland, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), and constituents throughout the district. As part of this effort, Denver created an online survey where stakeholders could give feedback regarding a variety of issues that residents and golfers identified as important should this move forward.
After evaluating the comments collected at all of the meetings, through emails and phone calls, and through over 1500 responses to the survey, the city has decided to move to the next step and start drafting a contract with the organizers of the festival.
There is still a long way to go between where we are and a festival happening at Overland. There is a difference between talking about whether or not concerns about things like traffic, noise, trash, wildlife, and protecting the golf course could be mitigated, and seeing on paper that those concerns will be mitigated.
I will work hard to make sure that the concerns raised through this process are addressed in the final contract that will come in front of City Council. If you haven’t had a chance to voice your concerns, please reach out so that I can represent you through this process. Below are some resources and information to help you learn more about this festival, the results of the survey, and the process so far.
It is an honor and a privilege to represent you. On issues like this it is impossible that I can, with a single vote, represent all of your perspectives, but I will continue to work hard to do the best that I can for this community that I love. As always, please feel free to reach out if you would like to chat about this or any other issue in the District.
Denver City Council District 7
Learn More about the Potential Overland Music Festival
Read the press release, frequently asked questions and see the survey results here.
Visit the Office of Special Events webpage for more information.
Read this month's e-news to learn about the GO Bond, Vision Zero and more. Click here!
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