Save Open Space Denver is asking City Council to place the “Let Denver Vote” charter amendment on the November 3 ballot. The charter amendment would preserve open space by requiring a city-wide vote before any present or future city-owned conservation easement is cancelled or before there can be residential or commercial construction on land protected by such an easement. The charter amendment would protect the perpetual open space conservation easement on the Park Hill Golf Course land in the same way that the charter now protects designated park land.
What can you do? Urge Council to place the charter amendment on the November 3 ballot. The Council will consider the measure at its meetings on August 24. Please send an email (and ask at least five of your Denver friends, family members and neighbors to send emails) before August 24 to each Council member, either in your own words or by cutting and pasting the following suggested subject line and email text. The Council email addresses below can be copied and pasted as a group into the emails. If you have a personal connection with any City Council members, please consider both sending a personal email to them and sending the group email to the others.
Suggested subject line:
Please “Let Denver Vote” to Preserve Conservation Easements and Open Space
Suggested email text:
I ask you to Let Denver Vote by putting the Open Space Preservation Charter Amendment on the ballot. Denver voters should have the right to vote before any present or future city-owned conservation easement is cancelled or before there can be residential or commercial construction on land protected by the easement. As we deal with the severe impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and the city’s explosive population growth and densification, now more than ever we need to preserve our invaluable open spaces. For example, Denver voted to buy the perpetual open space conservation easement on the Park Hill Golf Course land; it should not be terminated without community input through a vote of the people. This vote requirement would provide the same protection as the Charter now gives to preservation of designated park land.
You can send a single email by cutting and pasting these email addresses for Council:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Kevin.Flynn@denvergov.org; Jamie.Torres@denvergov.org; Kendra.Black@denvergov.org; DenverCouncil5@denvergov.org; Paul.Kashman@denvergov.org; Jolon.Clark@denvergov.org; Christopher.Herndon@denvergov.org; email@example.com; Chris.Hinds@denvergov.org; Stacie.Gilmore@denvergov.org; firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
Add your name and address at the end.
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hey all, very concerned neighbor here about the future of this golf course. I am curious, what is stopping the developer and owner from just turning it back into a private golf course which it was? I hear a lot of people saying ‘it’s open space’, but having lived here for many years, I can tell you that it is not…it never was, it’s always been a private golf course that you have to pay to even use…that does not serve this community. I would rather see this area turned into housing and shopping amenities that we desperately need in this community, and save some of the space for an actual park that we can use! An ‘open space’ that lines colorado blvd is not a quality park…no one wants to sit there and picnic next to one of the busiest streets in all of Denver, we need to line the street with buildings, and get some decent open space on the east side of the property, with a decent buffer from colorado blvd. Please don’t impose your will of simply wanting open space on to our community from afar, when we don’t want ‘open space’ that we won’t even use! please be considerate of the surrounding community and let our voices be heard about what we actually want and will use…