Liberate Civic Center Park
  • Petitioned City and County of Denver

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City and County of Denver
City and County of Denver

Liberate Civic Center Park

    1. Petition by

      Civic Center Conservancy

Civic Center Park has always been - and should always be - a haven for free speech. But the First Amendment does not protect those intent on destroying property or depriving others of their rights. Urban parks are not built for long-term habitation, and current city ordinances prohibit the vandalism, property damage, littering, public access obstruction, open-air drinking and drug usage, curfew violations, and public health/sanitation concerns currently on display at the encampment in Civic Center Park. While these are no doubt unintended consequences of what began with well-intentioned demonstrators - they are consequences which the taxpayers of Denver will no longer accept. Denver taxpayers invested $9.5 million in the recent restoration of Civic Center Park, and we want our park back.

If you have not already seen this video from CBS4 Denver, please watch: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/12/18/some-occupy-protesters-trash-civic-center-park-on-purpose/

 

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    News

    1. Denver Post Editorial: 12/21/11

      Civic Center Conservancy
      Petition Organizer

      The Denver Post editorialized in support of the City and County of Denver's recent actions to protect Civic Center and referenced this "Liberate Civic Center" petition. Thanks to all who signed and whose comments made a compelling case...

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Coco Palmer DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Mayor Hancock and Police Chief White. What are you waiting for? The Broadway side of Civic Center Park is STILL wreaked with garbage and people that have moved in. This is embarassing when we have visitors. Empower your officers. Do something.

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    • Brett Story DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Enough is enough. Free speech doesn't give one the right to destroy public property that is meant for the enjoyment of all of us.

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    • George Makolondra DENVER, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Protesting is a right, trashing the city is not! What is up with the Chief of Police repeatedly asking them to clean up the park? Have you ever warned your child not to misbehave at the dinner table? If you keep warning and don't take action, the child continues misbehaving. Same principle here. Mayor...Chief...get a clue!

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    • Jana-Ruth Achbach WESTMINSTER, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is way past time for this "movement of the moment" to end and for the city to enforce it's laws and stop coddling a bunch of disrespectful squatters and defilers. They should have to do community service to clean up their own mess!

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    • B. Walton DENVER, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Why did it take so long? Now keep them gone. I hope this is not an example of what the Mayor will do in the future when we need a strong leader.

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