By: Christine O’Connor Overview: During the four day J. D. MacFarlane vs. City & County of Denver trial, the City continued to dig itself deeper and deeper into a hole. What came through loud and clear —and which will persist regardless of the final opinion in the case — is that the City looked very foolish for pushing forward with a $45 Million “golf course redesign project” on the most urban and most treasured golf course in Denver in order to support its obligations to CDOT. Here is a concise timeline of how this project evolved for NEW Ditch the
Another big thanks to the crowd (somewhat smaller, could use some new faces Wednesday or Thursday!) who sat for parts of the J.D. MacFarlane vs. City & County of Denver trial today! We will start Wednesday at 9 am, 1437 Bannock, Courtroom 269. Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Aaron Goldhamer and Tony Vaida continued to present the Plaintiffs’ case Tuesday in Judge David Goldberg’s Courtroom. Tuesday’s first witness — put on the stand as part of the Plaintiffs’ case — was Director of Parks & Recreation Happy Haynes, and she was asked numerous tough questions about her knowledge of parks’ policies such as the 2001 City Park Master Plan which recommends Preservation for
Opposition is growing. Last week the Denver Democrat executive committee passed a resolution opposing the project. On Monday a legal fund reached its first goal through online fundraising.
Goldhamer is preparing for an August trial against the city to stop the project.
The city deadline for bids on the project is just a few weeks away.