Wednesday, August 28, 2013
|On Marion looking south. Note crane at hospital redevelopment in background.|
|SE Corner of 22nd and Marion|
|Drawing taken from Zoning Code for illustrative purposes only.|
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I happened to drive by the Community Garden at Curtis and Downing on August 6th and was surprised to see an overgrown weed patch, dry as a bone in the summer sun. I parked and took these pictures.
Later, on the Facebook page of Engage 8 I found pictures of the creation of this garden around May of 2012.
Councilman helps form nonprofit
Engage 8 gathers ideas from community, seeks solutions to issues
The mission of Engage8 is to enrich and empower the residents of District 8. We do this by supporting their ideas, building upon their strengths, sustaining existing community organizations, encouraging civic activity and developing innovative initiatives.
Our community is in a unique position to become the model for socially-oriented community development. We have dedicated, passionate, and active leaders. The soil is fertile; now is the time to begin planting the seeds of change by building collaborations that achieve sustainable outcomes.
|Levi Johnsen, current Director of Engage 8|
I called Engage 8 and spoke at length with Levi Johnsen, the current director, about the project.
He was very helpful and, after researching further called me back with some of the history. Tony Pigford, the former director and founder of Engage 8, had organized the project. There was no water tap available at the site, and although Engage 8 had $2,500 for obtaining a water tap, Denver Water quoted a price of $8,500 to provide water at the site. In the meantime, YouthBiz Inc., also a not-for-profit, and the owner of the land, had subsequently put the property on the market for sale.
|Brandy Bertram, Executive Director of YouthBiz, Inc.|
Digging in the property tax records revealed:
and a bit of history, including the original sale by the City and County of Denver to YouthBiz, Inc. in 2008.
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Monday, August 26, 2013
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ALERT: the state of Colorado's so called Marijuana Enforcement Division will be forcing mips to use unstandardized laboratory services while permitting that same laboratory to do research on mips intellectual property without the owner's express permission. Colorado also will allow that laboratory to develop "new" product formulas for the labs own profit, by selling untested recipes to a mips' competitor's businesses based on that unauthorized research. Basically right now Colorado has maybe 20-30 truly unique edible/topical products that have been crafted by local licensees. This portion of the rules means that businesses located right here, much less in other states, can pay to have products (developed by colorado based licensees, who are paying the state licensing fees in good faith) reverse engineered and bypass a mips' opportunity to franchise their products into the burgeoning market in now 20 other legal medical states; thereby hurting the bottom line not just for those colorado based companies forced to use services granted unauthorized R&D rights, but ultimately hurting the financial future of the entire state by pissing away intellectual property that has been developed in Colorado under our state medical program. I have spoken up on the dilemma repeatedly, I ultimately sought to have the option of choosing a NDA (but not required just an option that must be honored if requested) institutionalized in the state's language, but was shot down for what I feel were some pretty flimsy reasons. Why is the state of Colorado doing this? please join me in asking this question repeatedly until answers are given. If you think the intellectual property developed in CO should stay in CO please use this form to question the state's rule making agenda.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Dave Felice wrote an article filled with questions regarding a tax on plastic bags, which is up for consideration by the Denver City Council. In response, Briana Washington of Edelman Digital Public Affairs in Washington, DC sent us the following:
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Friday, August 23, 2013
In setting titles for initiatives, the Board is directed to "apply judicial decisions construing the constitutional single-subject requirement for bills," and is advised to "follow the same rules employed by the general assembly in considering titles for bills." [Matter of Title, Ballot Title & Submission Clause, & Summary with Regard to a Proposed Petition for an Amendment to Constitution of State of Colo. Adding Subsection (10) to Sec. 20 of Art. X (Amend Tabor 25), 900 P.2d 121, 124-25 (Colo. 1995), § 1–40–106.5(3)].
(d.3) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATIONS ON REVENUE, SPENDING, OR APPROPRIATIONS CONTAINED IN SECTION OF ARTICLE X OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY REVENUES GENERATED BY THE RETAIL MARIJUANA EXCISE AND SALES TAXES IMPOSED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPHS (d.1) AND (d.2) OF THIS SUBSECTION (5), AS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS AT THE STATEWIDE ELECTION HELD IN NOVEMBER OF 2013, MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES WITHOUT ADDITIONAL VOTER APPROVAL. (see page 6 of the bill, here)
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|Independent Monitor Nicholas E. Mitchell|
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
From: "Wellington - DOR, Jordan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Revised Rules and Agenda for HearingsDate: August 19, 2013 3:37:53 PM MDTTo: Jordan Wellington - DOR <email@example.com>
Hi All,Attached, please find copies of the update rules draft and an agenda for the public hearings this week. Please let me know if you have any questions.Best,
Jordan WellingtonSenior Regulatory AnalystMarijuana Enforcement Division(303) 866-3789
And sales for the week!
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