Cushing Park Could be Saying Bye-Bye!
About 2,000 of Englewood’s residential households are still on a
flat-rate water system. These senior households, usually consisting
of one or two people, pay the equivalent of 4.5 people’s water.
The Utility Department admitted some of our seniors are charged for
20,000 gallons of water per month, which is twice the reported
Englewood average of 9,400 gallons, and forces these seniors to pay
about $800 annually versus the average usage cost of about
My metered water bill for a household of two people and a
standard lot is around $130 annually, but if I were on a flat-rate
account I would be forced to pay around $290. The utility
department and city council have stated multiple times that most
flat-rate households are being charged for way more water than they
To Read More Click here to be directed to the full article on the Englewood Herald website
Posted on June 7th, 2011
"Although city council seems to have done little or nothing to notify
residents, they have been planning for years to pave the wetland
riparian area at the west side of Cushing Park, according to their
comments at last night's council meeting.
Do they really think this is what Englewood, Colorado citizens want? If
you are an Englewood citizen, is this what you want? Do they care what
you want? Have they asked you?...."
To Read More Click here to be directed to the Cushing Park Neighborhood Association's website
Rezoning Via Moratorium? Wait Isn't That Illegal?
Posted on June 20th, 2011
Hope you don't own a office, duplex, or apartment building or weren't under contract to purchase a single-family home with the intent to renovate it into an office, duplex, tri-plex or apartment in the 3200 to 3400 blocks of South Grant Street or the 3200 block of South Sherman Street. If so, you currently will be unable to get permits for renovations or upkeep because, without notice to affected citizens, the current City Council voted 4-3 to approve a moratorium on the following:
"Recommendation from the Community Development Department to adopt a
resolution recommending a moratorium on the issuance of certain building
permits in the MU-R-3-B zoned portions of the 3200, 3300 and 3400
blocks of South Grant Street and the 3200 block of South Sherman
Street. Staff Source: Alan White, Director of Community Development
And to think... I was under the impression that there was a "zoning process" we had in place for such things? Oh wait we do.
**Note** 3 of the 4 council members in favor of this moratorium will be running for re-election this November 2011, current at-large council members Bob McCaslin and Jill Wilson (has yet to confirm her running), and District 3's Randy Penn.
Click here to visit Englewood Cititzens for Open Government's website to hear the audio (Section 11)