Monday, August 18, 2014


Dear Council President Herndon and Councilmembers:

I believe that I observed, in the following article, what may happen when City Council gives it’s power away to the Mayor, as it did somewhere in 2009/2010 regarding control over Parks & Rec. I understand why the Mayor’s Office might want to bypass the messy Democratic process of public input, but I still don’t comprehend why Council would voluntarily do such a thing. I perceive you to be the representatives of the people, and without you, we citizens really have no governmental voice. Our voices need to emerge somewhere, hence the genesis of my article.

There were clearly no checks and balances operating when Chive Fest was given the green light to run in City Park. My guess is that one person in the Administration thought it would be “cool.” Parts of it were, I’m sure. But please read my article in Denver Direct to understand why Chive Fest was an atrocious use of parks' land.

Thank you.


Linda Drake
Park Hill


  1. Great pic; I thought I saw a blow-up doll being passed around, but couldn't be sure. LOVE IT!

  2. One person I ran into Saturday night told me she suspected that Chive Fest was the Mayor's way of giving a big FU to the Park Hill Naysayers of City Loop fame. I doubted it at the time, but now I'm not so sure...