MINUTES QE CHUN BOARD MEETING, October 24, 1974
The meeting was held in the Community Room of the Cathedral of the
After taking a tour of the Cathedral, Michael Henry called the meeting
to order at approximately 7:45.
Michael mentioned that the CHUN candidates1 forum on October 10 had
been poorly attended, despite considerable publicity.
Councilman Robert Koch spoke to the group to solicit our public
opposition to Constitutional Amendment #1 on the November ballot
(the Poundstone Amendment), and our support of Amendment #5 (the
boundary commission concept). In separate votes, the board agreed
to oppose #1 and support #5, and directed the President to send out
appropriate news releases.
Discussion then turned to the amendment to the city zoning ordinances
which CHUN sponsored in the summer of 1973, which would delete
commercial parking lots as a use-by-right in R-3 districts. Jim
James, chairman of the CHUN zoning committee, and Michael Henry
reported that the amendment is still in the City Council zoning
committee, of which Councilman Koch is chairman, and that obstruction
and uncooperativeness of the City Zoning Administrator, Tony Jansen,
is the reason that the measure is bottled up. Councilman Koch said
that he would try to get some action on the amendment, and he would
like CHUN to write him such a request. A motion to make such a
written request to Koch was made by Chris Blair, seconded by Bernie
Jones, and passed unanimously.
Various board members then discussed the proposed City Budget with
Councilman Koch. Koch indicated that the budget will be passed as
it has been submitted to the Council by the Mayor, without any
changes. He said that a supplemental appropriation for Legal Aid
will probably be made early next year. Koch was asked what the status
was of the money previously appropriated for the acquisition of a
mini-park in Capitol Hill. He said that the money appropriated is
sufficient to acquire a site only and that the Park People organization had committed itself some time ago to designing, planting, etc.;
but that after the Capitol Hill woman (Ada Fisher) who was a leader
of the Park People died, another woman from Englewood took over who
did not care much about Capitol Hill, and nothing has happened since
then. The board appointed Lila Wegener, who is a member of the Park
Mary Snyder reported that the City is proposing the designation of
a bikeway along Sixth Avenue from about Williams to Colorado Blvd.,
and that many people would prefer to have it on Seventh Avenue where
the traffic is not so hazardous. Bill Pace made a motion, which
passed unanimously, for Mike Henry to investigate what the City is
planning, and to write a letter in opposition to a Sixth Avenue route,
if that is the proposal.
John Marinace and Bernie Jones began to tell several ideas that came
from the recent retreat held by the Capitol Hill Coordinating
Committee, which will be continued at the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00pm.
James Hill, Secretary
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