2030 sounds like the winter of our discontent

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The Denver Post this morning published an extensive account of where things stand in terms of Denver making a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics in Colorado.

So did The Colorado Independent.

I’m sure I wasn’t the only person curious about the status of the work being done by the Olympic exploratory committee set up last year. (Please note: The format for this blog does not allow two images to be above the headline — it’s technology, not bias.) Coloradans are concerned about the spending of public money, among other issues that need attention.

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I’ll leave it to the reporters. And to the pundits. And to the canvassers, who at some point will be soliciting signatures on petitions to Let Denver Vote get placed on the ballot in May 2019 (the city is calling this the Olympics Right to Vote, but you get the idea).

Links below come from today’s Denver Post and The Colorado Independent. The third link is from September, when the proponents for a vote of the people began the work to put this on the ballot.

When I moved to Colorado in fall of 1984, I quickly learned that the city had been awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but voters nixed it. The final link here is an incredible account of that saga, which ran in Westword this past June, courtesy of reporter Alan Prendergast. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll learn. People remember.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/12/03/denvers-2030-winter-olympic-games-pitch/

https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2018/12/03/can-colorado-host-the-2030-winter-olympics-with-no-cost-to-taxpayers-boosters-promise-a-new-finance-model/

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/11/winter-olympic-bid-on-denver-ballot/

https://www.westword.com/news/how-a-citizen-revolt-snuffed-the-1976-denver-winter-olympics-8004153

 

 

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