Denver Direct: September 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Well there went the Summer, I hope some of you at least made a couple good days of it while keeping up with the changes and challenges of the MMJ business in these confusing times. As of this week we will be delivering to Co Springs EVERY tuesday, so get your orders in ASAP for this week’s delivery… And go see the freekin colors, the Aspens in vail are boomin, Telluride is Amazing, and the drive over from T-ride to Durango is off the Hook, top prize in the state is Rico, it may be remote but it is worth the drive! Get on it before the 3-6 days of fall foliage are played out, the snow is coming, and some of it was already falling on me this weekend.
Just in from the MMED, cant imagine what they are licensing since the MMED currently has No statutory authority to issue a vendor license for any person to carry or handle meds… at this time vendors only have statutory authority to Fix equipment and property associated with a licensed MMJ business location.
Special Vendor Only Registration (By Appointment Only)
Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Please call 303-205-3330 to set an appointment
Call Today – Time Limited Space if Available
BUT PLEASE DONT TAKE MY WORD ON THIS ISSUE WITH VENDORS… INSTEAD I WILL USE THE WORDS OF MS HARRIS HERSELF, TO ONCE AGAIN MAKE MY REDUNDANT POINT FOR ME.
1st off here is the link to the issue we are discussing, Thursday 9/20 Ms Harris issued a “position statement” regarding Brokering Wholesale Transactions…
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Monday, September 24, 2012
|I camped on Cottonwood Creek, Hiked the Colorado Trail, Hit the Hot Springs, and still made it back to Red Rocks to take my b-day Furthur thanks to some great friends! — My 39th Birthday!|
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
The organizers of this event do the best job of informing the neighborhoods what will be happening. I received this taped to my door yesterday.
This goes right by my front door so it's hard to ignore. Maybe I'll try some live streaming from my front porch.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
COUNCILWOMEN SUSMAN AND ROBB OPPOSE TIF FOR CURRENT 9TH AND COLORADO DEVELOPMENT
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Have you ever attended a public meeting calling for "citizen input" on an issue to be decided by a government committee? Did you get the feeling that the issue was already decided and that the meeting was just for show? You might want to read this study by Stephen M. Griffin, MAC, PhD.
As “experts” the Denver Parks and Recreation Department excluded, ignored, or marginalized any of the public’s input that did not conform to their view of the best practices in dog park planning. The External Stakeholders Committee members did not feel the meetings were led in a way that allowed them to have meaningful input on the elements of the Plan. The Department’s public meetings were poster sessions, where the primary focus was allowing citizens to ask questions, and the collection of public input on the draft plan was secondary. The meeting conducted by the City Park Alliance was more a debate protest than a planning session. The result was the public had no meaningful influence on the decisions reached in the process.
Read the entire summary here.
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The Denver school system, for instance, got clobbered when it opted for an exotic swap deal pushed by J.P. Morgan Chase (the same villain in Jefferson County, incidentally) and then-school superintendent/future U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, that ended up costing the school system tens of millions of dollars. As was the case in Jefferson County, the only way out of the deal involved a massive termination fee that might have been even more destructive than the deal itself.
Read entire Rolling Stone article here.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
(Aurora) - Just four years after Aurora voters generously approved two tax and bond measures (3A & 3B), the Aurora Public School (APS) district is back, asking for yet more of your hard earned money, with measure 3C.
Measure 3A from 2008 increased property taxes by $14.7 million annually, for the following purposes:
Institute programs to decrease the dropout rate (then and now)
Recruit teachers and staff
Expand full day kindergarten
Update instructional technology
Measure 3B from 2008 authorized additional debt to the tune of $215 million, with a repayment cost not to exceed $475 million. This bond measure, funded by a property tax, provided for a laundry list of school construction, repair and technology projects.
With the new measure 3C, APS wants an additional $15 million. Exhibit A
Each year, every APS student is directly provided $8,151.00 in funding from the state, local, federal and other sources. Arapahoe-Adams Funds In 2011, if you include school bonds, federal and other grants, the total funding per student is $10,038.00
The current average total property tax mill levy for APS 28J, which includes the general fund and bond payments, totals 53.919 mills. If this measure passes the new average mill levy will be 62.859 mills.This new tax, dedicated to APS 28J schools, would increase your dedicated school property tax by over 16%.
Currently the majority of all property tax that you pay, goes to the Aurora Public School district 28J.In fact, on average, 66% of your entire property tax bill goes to Aurora Public Schools.
With the ongoing economic recession, state funding for school districts has decreased slightly over the past several years. APS is loath to have to operate on slightly less funds and is going back to the local taxpayers for more money. APS believes that they should not have to give up any of the funding to which they have become accustomed. APS believes they are entitled.
This tax is permanent.
- Voters have an opportunity to say NO
- Voters can tell APS to STOP asking for more
- Voters can tell APS to live with their existing budgets, like Aurora residents do
- Voters can tell APS to consider decreasing their own compensation, like many Aurora taxpayers have been forced to do over the past several years.
Tell this local government entity that enough is enough. Vote NO on measure 3C.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
from Letters to the Denver Post Editor re: “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposes marijuana-legalization measure,” Sept. 13 news story.
Several Colorado townships, University of Colorado brass, and now Gov. John Hickenlooper have recently come out against Amendment 64, stating that it “would be bad for kids.” There are many freedoms adults often enjoy that are illegal for kids, including gambling, drinking, smoking, investing, driving, getting piercings and tattoos, getting married, staying out all night, going to many concerts, working a double shift, etc. Granted, many of these freedoms could be considered bad for adults, too, but the “bad for kids” trope is nothing more than a cudgel designed to stifle honest debate. An unregulated black market is most assuredly more harmful to kids than a regulated honest market, and Colorado enjoys many economic advantages from the tax revenue these freedoms bring when adults enjoy them responsibly. And rest assured, adults most certainly do enjoy them.
Intelligent, evidence-based arguments against passing Amendment 64 are hard to find, so these folks fall back to the emotionally charged, false argument that it’s “bad for kids.”
Patrick Cappa, Fort Collins
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Monday, September 17, 2012
from Tom Anthony
at the "Heron Pond" meeting last Wednesday we heard the city civil engineering staff use the term "urban drool" to describe the storm water detention they wanted to place into the American Smelting and Refining slag heap. The lead engineer scoffed at the idea of anyone going fishing in the city unless they intended to throw it back (or throw it up.)
Denverites might be surprised to know their Greenway system is fueled by none other than what civil engineers call “Urban Drool.” This is storm drain runoff which we pretend is a river.
The Platte River has no dedicated flow through Denver, so it's officially nothing but an irrigation ditch. The fact that it carries treated sewage, windshield washer, ice melt and sand, waste oil and household trivia, not to mention unmentionables from Lowry Landfill, the Federal Center and (thankfully downstream) the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, not to mention Rocky Flats, the Argo Mine, the Argo Smelter (did I mention a few other unmentionables?) should be no surprise to the hippies of the '70's (remember those cool coffee tables? I didn't think so.)
However, it's a bit close to home when the city engineers tell you they want to put a permanent “urban drool” site into your neighborhood, on top of a bunch of smelter waste. It makes you realize just how acclimated we've all become to being dumped on.
In Globeville many organizations have made what appears to be a permanent cash flow out of community degradation. Apparently the “powers that be” figure everyone else will feel guilty about how downtrodden the north neighborhoods are, and therefore every non profit in the city has us on the “shill” radar for guilt money. How enlightening is it to realize the entire city is essentially being spat upon by the suburbs (otherwise, how do you explain the official term “urban drool?”)
Going a step further, it means the folks in Castle Pines are correct: they are giving their children a better opportunity than what we in urban metro can. Consequently, when they conspire to get the taxpayers to make Chatfield Dam into a water storage facility for new suburban sprawl rather than an urban flood control project, and do so without any dedicated source of water while having the rest of us pay for the “hoped for” storage, they're actually simply being good parents.
As to folks living in Globeville, we're obviously lower down in the evolutionary process. After all, who would let their children frolic around a bunch of drool?
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
2012 Ballot Issues
Monday, September 24, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Montview Pres Church, Fellowship Hall 1980 Dahlia St
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Editorial: Why Denver Citizens Groups Always Seem To Lose These Days And Who Are Denver’s Real Heroes?
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Adapted from background provided by Denver Fair Food Committee
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