Saturday, August 30, 2014
|Dave Felice in red shirt, front row|
Presented by Dave Felice at the rally at the Boulder office of Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO2) on August 28.
We are supposed to have representative democracy. But when the people we elect do not represent us, we have an obligation to ask why.
When secret agreements are meant to defeat the democratic process, we must ask why.
We don’t know what secret agreement Jared Polis and (Governor) John Hickenlooper reached “over dinner” to prevent us from voting on fracking.
Likewise, we don’t know all of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership. Fast Track is the way President Barack Obama and some members of Congress want to circumvent the democratic process and prevent full and open debate.
We also have to ask what’s in it for us. How does TPP benefit ordinary working people?
Will we have more and better jobs? NO
Will we have better income? NO
Will we protect American jobs and products? NO
Will we continue to have free and open Internet? NO
Will we have lower-priced medicines? NO
Will we be able to prevent importation of unsafe food from totalitarian nations? NO
Will Colorado’s agriculture be protected? NO
Will we be able to protect our environment? NO
Will American business be safe from investor state lawsuits in international courts? NO
We have seen that so-called “free trade” agreements do not work. American workers and consumers suffer these failures. We need vision in Congress and the administration for a new approach!
Senator Elizabeth Warren says if real people, whose jobs are at stake and small businesses who don’t want to compete with overseas companies that dump their waste in rivers and hire workers for a dollar a day, knew what’s in the TPP, they would be opposed. “If the people of this country are opposed to a particular trade agreement, then maybe that agreement should not happen.”
Senator Warren is right. Real people are pushed out of TPP talks.
Jared Polis says he has read most of the TPP at least three times. He ought to know this treaty is a bad deal for the American people!
It is time for Jared Polis to get off the fence and stand up strongly for good-paying jobs, safe food, a healthy environment, and a free Internet for Colorado’s working families.
A vote for Fast Track is a betrayal of representative democracy. A vote for Fast Track and the TPP is a vote for Wall Street profits and trans-national corporations that send jobs overseas and hurt working people in Boulder and beyond!
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|Imagine what this will look like in 3 years.|
Project: The Whittier Alley Loop
Neighborhood: The project is designed to connect four alleyways in the historic Whittier neighborhood
Site: Four Alleyways between Williams, High and Race streets
About: The Whittier Alley Loop is a creative urban intervention, transforming under-used alleyways and connecting important places within the neighborhood, including the Ford-Warren Library, a Recreation Center, Madame CJ Walker Park, and local businesses. This project aims to create unique public spaces and demonstrate that alleyways can become creative neighborhood assets, instead of just utilitarian right-of-ways.
The Whittier Neighborhood Association represents a diverse community in Denver's rapidly changing urban core. WNA is committed to building upon the assets of the residents in the neighborhood.
Opinion by Gerald Trumbule
Pardon me, but I was under the impression that alleys were to provide access to the properties on that block, not shortcuts for pedestrians on their way to libraries, rec centers or local businesses. I thought that sidewalks were for this purpose. Painting this alley in this crude, linear, architectural way may "create unique public spaces and demonstrate that alleyways can become creative neighborhood assets", but I'm guessing that the project will attract additional spontaneous citizen input, also in the form of paint, as in spray-painted graffiti. It will be almost irresistible to the young creative artists. Unfortunately, they can be arrested and fined for that participation.
I note the name Radian on the rendering above, and I can't find much about them except that their Facebook pages have been taken down.
Update: Thanks to a reader - Radian website.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
8/26/14 - Shea Properties is planning a 198 unit apartment complex near City Park in Denver. The 5 story project will be located between 17th and 18th Avenues on the west side of York Street. The project is designed to appear like three separate buildings above a one story parking and residential podium. The project architect is Oz Architecture of Denver. Construction is proposed to begin in the spring of 2015. Here are a couple of renderings of the project:
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|Steel Panther, Chive Fest, Denver City Park|
Since the 1960s, the Zoo has swallowed massive acreage in City Park as part of never-ending expansion programs. In the process, it has added massive slabs of asphalt for its ever encroaching parking lots. Additionally, it has essentially sealed the facility from the park, eliminating entries between the two.
Despite such devastation, in 2008 the Zoo was the foremost defender of City Park when it vetoed the highly controversial Mile High Music & Arts Fest. This was a proposed private, money-making venture of heavily amplified noise (supposed music). The racket, the Zoo explained, would be extremely painful for the animals.
The Zoo’s action was a stopgap. It has mostly been invisible against continued city policies. Far from treasuring City Park as a gem of open space, peace, dignity, and an escape from urban tensions,the department of parks and recreation has repeatedly sought to remodel the greenery as a commercial venture.
Noise has been a keynote of many City Park events. None have been worse than “ecology” festivals. While sponsors present themselves as most concerned about the earth, they think nothing about generating noise pollution. Nor do they reflect on the ecological costs of the noise-generating sound systems.
The promoters of virtually all outdoor events cannot conceive of them without heavy amplification. Illustrative is Big Wonderful. This is a trendy event on Saturday afternoons at Sustainability Park near 27th and Arapahoe streets. Primarily geared to people in their 20s and 30s, who are overwhelmingly white in an area that was long a bastion of black and Latino Denver, it projects itself as a “sustainable green event.” While stressing how committed it is to recycling, it sees no irony in draining electricity for noise pollution that is supposed to be music.
Most musicians have amazingly little understanding of their instruments and such a poor ability to sing and play that they cannot get on stage without an ear-blasting sound system. The result is anything but the beauty of their instruments and voices. On the contrary, it is a thoroughly debased experience embraced only by those who do not know the difference between noise and music. For that matter, it also assures there will be no interaction between the audience and performers. The latter simply spew out their product to passive consumers. This has been concomitant with ever greater musical illiteracy among performers, including a glaring lack of knowledge of the powerful protest anthems central to drives for labor recognition, civil rights, and the crusade for peace.
Precisely preventing any grasping of such music was at the heart of the Chive Fest in mid-August. It was the city’s great achievement in fencing off parts of City Park for a private promoter, complete with a sound system that could be heard nearly a mile away. The Michael Hancock administration justified it, pointing to the decisions of a hand-picked committee on admission-based events in parks. The body never considered that city parks must be oases against the chaos of everyday living. As such, they are not expected to turn a profit or reflect the crassness of corporate America. Opposed to this perspective, Chive Fest was the epitome of the worst of the music machine with eight bands producing an endless drone over the course of 10 hours.
The noise levels of Chive Fest were especially noticeable because of the sparseness of the crowds. This was obvious in the ready availability of street parking by the park, unlike the shortage of it as is often the case with free Sunday evening jazz concerts at the park pavilion. Particularly visible were the few cars in the overflow lots at East High School. But there is no connection between the public staying away from Chive Fest and city hall policies. By permitting the event, the department of parks and recreation showed it has a thorough contempt for residents who treasure the city parks. For that matter, as Mayor Hancock has made clear, city hall is nothing but an annex of the business community, complete with a willingness to rent out the police department and virtually all of its other services. Most of all, Chive Fest was a lot like the mayor: all flash and noise; zero substance, the ultimate result of a politician subservient to 17th Street while his administration endlessly treats all within listening distance with thorough disrespect.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
• WHEREAS, the City of Denver Noise Ordinance, Section 36 sets the limit for
sound in neighborhoods at 55 dB(A), and
• WHEREAS, Sec. 36-6(b) (17) gives an exemption to festivals and raises the
limit for sound to 80 dB(A), and
• WHEREAS, under the current ordinance definitions, only dB readings at (A)
levels are required which does not measure the different frequencies, and
• WHEREAS, low frequency sound waves dB(C) are long, can actually travel
through buildings and be heard and often can be felt, and
• WHEREAS, the current ordinance was promulgated some years ago before
the advent of the Admission Based Event policy and the significant
increase from a few hundred to more than 800 events a year in Denver,
including in Denver parks, and
• WHEREAS, at the time this ordinance was promulgated 80 dBs(A) was
interpreted to be an acceptable level for sound in residential area when
there were few permitted events in parks, and
• WHEREAS, the 80 dB(A) sound level associated with these frequent events
in parks has become the norm, has disrupted the quality of neighborhood
life on a regular basis and has created an ongoing and intolerable
condition.which the 55 dB level was intended to address, now therefore,
• BE IT RESOLVED, that INC calls upon the City of Denver to begin a
collaborative, thorough, and thoughtful public process in order to revise the
Noise Ordinance so that it is specified how sound pressure is measured,
by whom, and when during an event, and to state the maximum level of
sound pressure is 55 dB(A) & (C) in neighborhoods in order to maintain
and improve the quality of life for Denver's residents.
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WHEREAS, Inter Neighborhood Cooperation adopted the Platform
for Denver Urban Parks in 2011, and
• WHEREAS, the Park Platform emphasizes protection of open green
space and community-based park use policies, and
• WHEREAS, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is not to issue a
festival park permit in violation of the Denver City Municipal Code,
Sec. 39-12- Disturbance of the peace; and
• WHEREAS, under Sec. 39-12-Disturbance of the Peace, language
permitted for festival permits which is unseemly, profane, vulgar, or
obscene is not allowed and its usage in open public park space and
would result in a summons, and
• WHEREAS, Denver Parks and Recreation permitting has issued
permits for festival parks, in violation of Sec. 39-12 and the
Department's own published rules and regulations regarding
Disturbance/Noise, and is likely to do so in the future, and
• WHEREAS, A permit in in violation of Sec. 39-12, was recently
issued for the Chive Fest at which unseemly, profane, vulgar,
obscene, language was evident in open public parks space and
heard throughout nearby neighborhoods, now therefore,
• BE IT RESOLVED, that until community based policies and
procedures are in place to screen and to manage permitting of such
events and ensure that they are consistent with standards explicit in
the Denver City Municipal Code Sec. 39-12-Disturbance of the
Peace, INC respectfully requests Denver Parks and Recreation place
an immediate moratorium on all open park festival permitting.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
from Dave Felice - see his response at the bottom of the article.
BY: J.B. Wogan | February 2014
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Friday, August 22, 2014
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NOTES FROM INC PARC MEETING AUG. 19, 2014 via Dave Felice
CHIVE Fest neighbors described the excessive noise which topped the noise meter limits, and was not enforced. “311” was not operating; police said there was nothing they could do. The foul language loudly broadcast into the neighborhood was sexist, racist and obscene. Trash littered the park and neighborhood, where residential lawns were used as bathrooms. PARC discussed two drafts presented by the neighbors: “Neighborhood Noise Resolution” asking that the City revise the noise ordinance and measurement process, and “Resolution on Disturbance of the Public Peace in Parks” asking that a policy be created regarding festival permits for public parks that honors the intent of the Denver Municipal Code. PARC voted to present the “Noise Resolution” draft, with some changes to be made by Kathleen Wells, to INC Sept. 14. She also will work on the second Resolution above. Events in public parks adjoining neighborhoods must have lower noise level limits, monitored accurately and continually, and police enforcement must be available for all unlawful activity."
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With Congressman Jared Polis, District Attorney Stan Garnet, Sheriff Joe Pelle , Sonia Marquez, the Northern Colorado regional director for CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition) and other Democratic State and Local Elected Officials. There will be short presentations from our panelists and then open discussion and dialogue. This is a time to hear from our local community about their concerns and visions for moving these issues forward. We will then close the evening with responses from elected officials as to how they can address these matters in legislation or reflect them in local administration. Finally we will consider how we, the Democratic Party, can support them in doing so. August 27 at 7:00 PM BoCo Dems Headquarters, 5735-A Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Co-sponsored by the BoCo Dems Platform Committee and BoCo Dems Outreach and Inclusion Team. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
There is more information out there, and much of it I got from attending the INC PARC meeting Tuesday night (INC is a consortium of all the City’s Representative Neighborhood Orgs; PARC is their Parks & Rec Committee):
- Decibel Measurements during Chive Fest: Several citizens from PARC and local RNOs measured decibel levels in different parts of City Park and in the neighborhoods, along both A and C frequencies, which provide different readings. The City, when it measures, uses A frequencies - unless it’s measuring at Red Rocks, and it uses the C frequency there because the people in Morrison complained. The C frequency includes the bass, and the A does not.Festivals in the City were historically capped at 55dB, until 1999 when an exception was made for one festival to go to 80dB, which then set a precedent; successive festivals have increasingly requested and been granted variances until 80dB is the current accepted level by Parks & Rec. All Phases, Chive Fest producers, told us on the July 30th community meeting that they would voluntarily keep the noise at 55dB at Park boundaries.The decibel readers came up with varied results, some volunteers reading that the concert exceeded 80dB on both A & C frequencies on the South City Park boundary; another reader believed that they stayed at or under 80dB on the A frequency, but consistently exceeded that on the C-band reading, up to 90dB. A resident of South City Park said that she measured 86dB in her back yard, and that when Steel Panther came on at 7:15, “four blocks of SCP could hear every filthy word, and so could all the children in the neighborhood; plus the racist and sexist jokes."West City Park registered in the high 70s for four blocks after Joshephine, and North City Park registered in the high 60s.In reaction to my 8/17 article http://denverdirect.tv/2014/08/chive-fest-show-your-boobies.html, one Park Hill person on Ash described the music as “very, very loud” on Ash Street; on Eudora St, neighbors heard nothing. A South City Park resident wrote,” [My husband] and I were walking to the park earlier in the evening and we could hear the foul language coming from the band. Kids were playing right over on the playground and I remarked that this was the wrong venue for this kind of event.”B. Public NuisanceA resident of SCP cited the usual over-parking in South City Park and noted people peeing in and throwing trash on her yard. She tried to file a complaint about that and the noise with 311 on Saturday, but the line was down, and she was directed to call the police instead about disturbances. The District 2 Police reportedly responded, when asked by the resident to enforce City Code against public profanity and disturbance of the peace, “They have a permit.” It sounds like Parks and Rec has the ability to supersede City Laws as far as the police are concerned, alleviating them of any duty to enforce the laws. A PARC Committee member points out that Chive Fest repeatedly violated people’s right to Quiet Enjoyment of their homes, Quiet Enjoyment being a real estate concept and likely the foundation for the laws around peace and order that the City is so resistant to enforce.Two of the people measuring the dB levels had a gentleman urinate right in front of them on 17th.One group’s pre-planned day was ruined. Having obtained a permit last October from the City to host an event at the Pavilions on the 16th, women from Friendship Baptist Church had their long-awaited event drowned out by inappropriate noise from Chive Fest. Evidently Parks and Rec failed to check out all the permits issued for the day in the Park, and the group ended up angry and disappointed.C. Intergenerational Schism?
While the actual issue is about City mismanagement and ignoring any neighborhood concerns involving use of Park lands, there was a group of under-40 individuals on Facebook Park Hill Neighborhood groups who defended the benefits of Chive Fest - and would likely fight to the keyboard for their right to party. Here are some of their rationale:“- People are rude and litter all the time, not just because there's a concert in the park.- It was great! The performers I cared about seeing (Talib Kweli, Cold War Kids, and Edward Sharpe) were awesome and put on great sets. The beer and bathroom lines were never very long (the food truck lines did get crazy) and the crowd was friendly. It's too bad people are spending so much time being up in arms about a band that's pretty much intended to get people up in arms when there was so much good music to be enjoyed.-Wow, the hatred for just one band in this lineup abounds. I'm sure they weren't the only band that cussed, and bands have been yelling for girls to show their goods since.. Rock n roll was invented??-I have a four year old and a seven year old. Do I want them to hear some of the words tossed around on this thread? Nope. However, it was a single day a year. People KNEW the festival was happening. People knew what the festival was about. If you don't want your ears offended then stay home that ONE day.More importantly, City Park is a public space. People in public spaces use language we all don't agree with. That is life. Pussy Riot was arrested in Russia and it was a huge headline all over the world without the band name being censored.-…there’s no freedom greater than my freedom from your sense of the acceptable. Where would it end?-I’m tired of the vocal minority controlling the decision making process that affects myself and others. I'm hoping others feel the same way and get involved as well.”In their world, freedom of speech seems to trump all other rights. And a little racism, sexism, homophobia? Like the City managers, if it’s just a small part of a ten-hour Saturday and only a few children are impacted, it really doesn’t matter, does it? ...South City Park? They either loved the free concert or don’t live there. The larger issue of use of the Park, owned by all the people, for an event that many would eschew, with language that travels well beyond a five-acre venue - not a concern - just people exercising their freedom of speech.In my increasingly-jaundiced view of life, I would say that Steel Panther is all about making money for themselves, as is The Chive and All Phases. They paid for five acres, and that’s where all their sick sentiments should stay.D. City Response: Nada to dateWe have 13 City Council members. Denver Direct posted the letter that I sent to them:Councilman Brooks thanked me for my letter, said that he thought Chive Fest during the day went well and that he would check with Parks and Rec. He did not present as horrified in the least about the contents of Steel Panther. I have heard no more from him.Doug Linkhart, City Manager of Environmental Health, responded, “From this and the other reports I've heard, the noise wasn't bad in quantity, just in quality.” No biggie.No one else in the City even bothered to respond. If they ignore people pointing out how wrong their policies are, maybe we’ll go away. Just a bunch of NIMBY naysayers.
Well I don’t think that’s what people who care for appropriate Park usage are, but we may be in an extreme minority, living in a City with a ***sucking Council and a ***ing Mayor (free speech, right Guys?) with p***sy-clamoring young people who are taking over the Parks, the world, and the City. But I’m just saying, before I check out of this one, it’s WRONG! It makes for a very ugly, mean City and completely undermines our quality of life.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I don't see much action of this part of A64, which seems to allow one person to "assist" any number of other people in the production/consumption of marijuana. Please comment if you have any information on this part of A64 (Sec 16 (3).
|"I think I see my 100 friends coming over to check on their 600 plants with which I am assisting."|
And these acts are:
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Editor: Seems that Chive Fest in Denver's City Park may have been illegal. Great find by Andrea Merida, former Denver School Board member, current activist and band member. Mayor Hancock and DPR will have to learn to play by the rules.
... from the Denver Municipal Code: Sec. 39-12. DISTURBANCE OF THE PEACE
It shall be unlawful for any person within any park, parkway, mountain park or other recreational facility to disturb the peace of others by violent, tumultuous, offensive or obstreperous conduct, or by loud or unusual noises, or by unseemly, profane, vulgar, obscene, or offensive language calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, or to assault, strike or fight another, or to in any other way breach the peace.
It shall be unlawful for any person within any park, mountain park or other recreational facility to use any sound amplification system in such a manner as to breach the peace and quiet of said park, mountain park or other recreational facility.
(Ord. No. 446-12, § 1, 9-10-12)
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Dear Council President Herndon and Councilmembers:
I believe that I observed, in the following article, what may happen when City Council gives it’s power away to the Mayor, as it did somewhere in 2009/2010 regarding control over Parks & Rec. I understand why the Mayor’s Office might want to bypass the messy Democratic process of public input, but I still don’t comprehend why Council would voluntarily do such a thing. I perceive you to be the representatives of the people, and without you, we citizens really have no governmental voice. Our voices need to emerge somewhere, hence the genesis of my article.
There were clearly no checks and balances operating when Chive Fest was given the green light to run in City Park. My guess is that one person in the Administration thought it would be “cool.” Parts of it were, I’m sure. But please read my article in Denver Direct to understand why Chive Fest was an atrocious use of parks' land.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Friday, August 15, 2014
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via Dave Felice
|or ride your horse|
From ChiveFest.com:Parking near City Park is limited and patrons are granted access on a first come first serve basis. Chive Fest attendees are strongly encouraged to use alternate forms of transportation to the Park. Please avoid parking in neighborhood areas near the park. There are a couple of parking options available in City Park. Surface lots are available at the Denver Zoo and The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Patrons can park at the Museum or the Zoo after 5pm. Ferril Lake will also have Chive Fest spots available. In addition, Chive Fest lots are located at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Messiah Denver Lutheran Church and in the west and southwest lots at East High School near City Park. Look for signs that indicate Chive Fest Parking. - Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church: 1980 Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80220. - Messiah Denver Lutheran Church: 1750 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80220. - East High School: 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206.
I find it incredibly disgusting and insulting that so-called Christian houses of worship would rent their parking lots to an organization of questionable and manipulative ethics and whose primary reason for existence is hedonism, self-gratification, intoxication, and exploitation of women. These churches should be ashamed of themselves!
These churches show themselves to be bad neighbors by participating in an event that disturbs the community.
Furthermore, Montview Presbyterian Church is at roughly three-quarters of a mile away from the venue.
If you'd like to express concern, Montview is 303-355-1651. Messiah is 303-355-4471.
Personal cell for Kelsey Brown at AllPhases is 303-910-6106. "Chive Liaison" is 303-681-7833. Denver city 3-1-1 direct is 720-913-1311. Police non-emergency is 720-913-2000.
I would not expect a positive or satisfactory response from any of these people.
From: Messiah Community Church <email@example.com>
To: gelato321 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Subject: Your complaint
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Who's wants to Smoke Pot in the RAT Cage?
As a POLITICAL PROTEST, USE YOUR 1st Amendment Rights to Express your Displeasure with the 'REEFER MADNESS' Campaign being waged on our YOUTH!!
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There is a way we can FRAME the Question. Sir?
PLEASE POST PICTURES OF YOU SMOKING POT IN THE RAT CAGE. PROTEST EARLY, and OFTEN!! PLEASE UNDERSTAND, you MAY be Approached by members of Denver Police
Department, at which Point, you should be CLAIMING 1st Amendment Protections, while IN THE RAT CAGE!!
We will be submitting those pictures of ADULTS MEDICATING in the RAT CAGE, AS A PROTEST to the C.D.P.H.E. MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRY and BOARD OF HEALTH.
DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON AD CAMPAIGNS which CONTINUE a FAILED DRUG WAR MENTALITY and 'REEFER MADNESS' disruptions of our legal therapy with disqust over being
told we are, essentially, RATS in a CAGE with MARIJUANA, huh?
ARE YOU A RAT? SO, BE AN ACTIVIST, GET YOUR PICTURE SMOKING POT IN THE RAT CAGE TODAY, and SUBMIT IT HERE TOMORROW!!!
Visit our Facebook Page and POST your picture in the RAT CAGE as a protest!
I Smoked POT in the RAT CAGE to SHOW Dr. WOLK what we think of AD Campaign
DISGUSTED, DISAPPOINTED & DIS-RESPECTED by the C.D.P.H.E. As a PROTECTED CLASS OF CITIZEN, I FEEL THIS AD CAMPAIGN IS VIOLATING ME, ISOLATING ME in THE
POPULATION, AND SEGREGATING ME IN SOCIETY. Don't YOU feel that way?
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Vandals Don’t Take Long To Hit Rat Cages Used In Anti-Pot Ad Campaign
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Callers to the Colorado Crisis and Support Line will be able to speak with mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 844-493-TALK (8255).
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Friday, August 8, 2014
via Facebook by Seth Willey
Chive update. Permit issued. More info below.
"The Chive Fest permit has been issued as of Thursday evening. The event organizers have paid their permit costs in full at this time.
While this is just a pretty standard permit/invoice document, here is what the organizers of the Chive Fest have agreed to in receiving this permit:
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National Cannabis Consultant and Local PR Veteran Join Forces for Colorado’s First Cannabis Focused Public Relations Firm
Go Wanda, Go!
(Denver, CO) -- Colorado now has its first public relations and marketing firm dedicated to the advancement, regulation and public education of the cannabis industry.
Wanda James, cannabis consultant and political strategist has joined forces with twenty five year public relations veteran, Tracy Williams, principal of TradeWinds Communications, to form Cannabis Global Consulting (CGC), the public relation and marketing division of the Cannabis Global Initiative (GCI) which will focus on assisting municipalities, corporations and elected officials to better navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the cannabis industry.
CGC is a full service public relations firm, complete with media placement, branding expertise, logo and web design, and outreach. The firm employs legislative and regulatory experts along with cannabis, education and health industry professionals. What differentiates the firm is its alliance with the City Park Law Group and their public affairs team. City Park Law Group specializes in promoting inclusiveness for small businesses entering emerging markets, and they are experts in managing the business growth and the political needs of CGI’s client base. This will allow CGI to support clients with pertinent contracts, business development, planning, and establishing professional and political networks.
"We not only want to educate the community on the myths and realities of marijuana,” says James, “we want to assist the national and international market infrastructure by educating the public, and training the elected officials to better administer the regulatory process needed to create a sustained growth industry.”
James knows marijuana. She was one of the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary owners and owner of the one of the largest cannabis edible companies in Colorado.
She was an appointee to the Governor’s Amendment 64 Task Force Work Group and original member of the Amendment 64 campaign committee. James has a thorough understanding of cannabis history from the date and reason it was originally outlawed, to how the government has historically classified it in the same realm as methamphetamine.
Williams brings a 25-year track record of public relations, community outreach and education campaigns for clients such as The Nielsen Company, the Denver Preschool Program, the Governor’s Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
There’s also a personal stake for James and Williams.
“For so long, people of color have been systematically and disproportionately criminalized and jailed for smoking and selling marijuana,” says Williams. “Now that its use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, we are personally dedicated to making sure they’re not shut out of the benefits and profits of its medicinal use and legalization.”
“We also want to make sure companies that sell cannabis, medicinal or recreational, have the tools they need to successfully market their businesses and survive the hurdles that come with any new industry,” says Williams. “Our role is to help provide them with those tools.”
Cannabis Global Initiative’s mission is to assist with the sustained growth, regulation and development of the cannabis industry for municipalities, policymakers, small businesses, the community and other cannabis-related entities in local, national international markets.
For more information, visit www.CannabisGlobal.org.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Event Type: Block Party
Event Location: Benedict Park Fountain
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date Event: Aug 9th
Event Type: Job Fair
Event Location: Hiawatha Davis Rec Center
Date Event: Aug 9th
Event Type: Holly Festival
Event Location: Holly and 33rd
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Event: Aug 9th
Event Type: Block Party
Event Location: 2700 Curtis Street
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Event Type: Social Event/Breweries
Event Location: 934 16st/Alley behind Rialto/Curtis and Champa
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Event Type: Social Event /Cornhole Throwdown Charity Event
Event Location: 1700 York St
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Event Type: Social Event/Thomas Connole Mid-Rise Yard Sale and Ice Cream
Event Location: 1710 Williams St
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Event Type: Block Party
Event Location: 2240 Forest St
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date Event: Aug 10th
Event Type: Ice Cream Community Picnic
Event Location: Fuller Park
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Event Type: Service Project/Back to School Drive
Event Location: 2736 Welton St
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Event Type: Block Party
Event Location: 16th St Mall
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Event Type: Larimer Graffiti Clean Up
Event Location: 2700 Larimer St
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date Event: Aug 16th
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