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Friends Of Denver Parks Day In The Colorado Court of Appeals

On September 1, John Case presented oral arguments in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals

Calculating the numbers

Just a reminder that if you have a petition with signatures then the expectation would be that you would get them properly returned. We still are awaiting more petition sections from circulators. Please tell anyone you know who still has a petition to turn it in Monday morning July 1!!

Petitions are being collected and notarized from 9 am to noon by Judy Case at 10081 E Cornell Ave Denver 80231, (303-667-7207) and by Benson & Case law firm at 1660 S Albion St. suite 1100, Denver 80222 (303-757-8300).

All petitions will be turned in to the clerk and recorder tomorrow afternoon
July 1.

New Announcement June 7 2013

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Denver District Judge Herbert L. Stern III will decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction preventing Mayor Hancock and city council from trading  10.7 acres of Hampden Heights North Park in southeast Denver for an office building downtown.  Friends of Denver Parks, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect and preserve Denver parks, natural areas, and open space, joined two individual homeowners and filed suit on May 30 to block the trade.

 Denver attorney John Case, who is representing the plaintiffs pro-bono, said that he is excited to have an early hearing date.   “Denver city charter section 2.4.5 says that city officials cannot transfer any part of a park without a vote of the people,” Case said.  “We are asking the Court to let the people decide.  We believe that citizens want Denver to be a beautiful outdoor environment where parents can teach their children to enjoy wildlife in the city, and people throughout the city can walk and bicycle through natural areas.”

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