Although COVID has altered our daily lives and routines, one positive effect has been increased public presence at City Council and Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) meetings. Public comments as well as virtual attendance continues to be steady. On Sept. 9th, 45 people virtually attended, and five CGPC members spoke about goose management policy and next steps. Although DPR deputy manager Scott Gilmore has stated that a round-up will not take place in 2021, he has provided neither confirmation nor evidence indicating why a round-up will not occur. The major shift at the PRAB meeting, according to attendee Kenyon Moon, was the tone of PRAB members and staff. Attention was directed on how best to engage the public, and questions related to the geese in the parks. We encourage you to speak out for the allotted three minutes in front of the advisory board.
The next virtual PRAB meeting is: Wednesdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9 at 5:30 pm
To attend or to sign up to speak for 3 minutes, contact Arthur Gilkison Arthur.Gilkison
There are many events planned in the next several weeks. Please scroll down to get more information and try to attend if your schedule permits. We hope that you can join and continue to strengthen the work accomplished over the past year to apply pressure on DPR officials for not complying by accountable and two-way transparent processes of communication with the public at large. We still have a lot of work to do. Be part of CGPC’s work!
Catch up with all our latest news in our September e-newsletter.