Hentzell Park: City’s rejection of petition spurs new challenge

By Alan Prendergast, Westword  July 8, 2013

They started out questioning the ability of Denver city officials to  trade a formerly designated natural area for an office building. But opponents of the Hentzell Park land swap now have another bone to pick with Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson, claiming that her rejection of their efforts to put the issue on the ballot amounts to playing high-stakes poker with a stacked deck. The dispute, they say, raises a basic constitutional issue: What happens to the right to petition the government for redress if you need the government’s permission to do so?

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