Tag: Denver

Marty Coniglio on Tweet that Ended Career

My former employer did the right thing in firing me. They set the rules, standards of conduct and guidelines for content. Break them and you pay. I did and I did.

By repeatedly labeling the free press “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” (yep, he does it in all caps) the 45th President of the United States declares open warfare on the First Amendment to the Constitution. Casting journalists in this light allows him to be the sole arbiter of “truth,” a scheme aided and abetted daily by talk radio and FoxNews propagandists.

Which leads me to why I did it. Why I posted what was described as an “incendiary” tweet that ended my media career.

I watched masked, unidentified men in camouflage grabbing people off of the streets of Portland without ever identifying themselves or the authority under which they were operating.

I watched the president say that he would deploy similar forces to cities and states governed by his political rivals. This would in essence be a national police force used for “law and order” at the behest of one political party over the objections of local elected officials. Sorry, folks: That ain’t conservative, small government no matter how you spin it.

Coniglio, Marty. “The Tweet That Cost A Media Career: Why I Did What I Did”.
Westword. October 7, 2020

Group Living Rules – Denver Zoning

After an eight-hour meeting that included a public comment period for which 74 people signed up to speak, the Planning Board voted eight in favor (with one member not voting) to forward the proposal to City Council for review. City Council is expected to take it up in October.

Hundreds of people sent written comments to the board ahead of its decision. For months, residents have aired such concerns as fear of having former prisoners as neighbors. People who share housing have pushed for their arrangements to be legitimized.

The proposed zoning code change includes increasing the number of adults who aren’t related who can legally share a single-family home from two to five, with larger homes allowed to harbor as many as 10.

Jason Hornyak told the Planning Board that the changes would allow younger people to do what he did not know was illegal when he arrived in Denver as a recent college graduate: pool resources with others to be able to afford a home and start a life here. Referring to the city Community Planning and Development department that created the amendment, Hornyak said: “Cheers to CPD for making Denver a more equitable city.”

Donna Bryson, August 19, 2020

Denver has an immediate need for housing, and the city has made it a priority to address that need by working to make more options available for all residents. Updating zoning rules is one piece of the city’s overall strategy to provide more and better housing opportunities for all residents.


Denver Internet Initiative

Who We Are
The Denver Internet Initiative is working to make sure that all Denver residents are able to get online at home so that they can participate and thrive in this new digital economy. In 2005, Colorado passed Senate Bill 152, a law which prevents municipalities from being involved with their own Internet. That means they can’t provide Internet, invest in Internet infrastructure, or create policies to make sure our Internet will be able to meet our future needs.

The Internet touches all aspects of daily modern life. It is education, banking, work, communication, health care and so much more. Our first goal is to opt-out of SB 152 so that we, the people of Denver, can play an active role in deciding what our Internet will look like, instead of leaving it up to Big Telecoms who are focused solely on financial returns.

We’re a group of Denver residents trying to make it happen and we need your help! Come volunteer with us and also join the conversation on Facebook to help us get the word out.

via r/denver