from Dave Felice:
The apparent repercussions [of the Board's Hentzell decision, since rejected] are underway. Mayoral appointee Dan Smink, who voted to retain the natural area designation for nine acres of Hentzell Park, is leaving. At the Advisory Board meeting December 13, Smink spoke sincerely about how he faced a dilemma as a mayoral appointee voting against the wishes of his patron.
Dear Fellow Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members, I wanted to let you know that I am resigning my position on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. As many of you know, I am a former teacher and working in education and with kids is an area of great personal interest to me. I have offered and accepted a position to serve on the Board of Directors of a Charter School organization in Denver. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with all of you, and I wish you all the best in the future. Sincerely, Dan Smink