Congratulations to Tom Dougherty, who survived a recount in Greenwood Village City Council District 4. I noticed early on that Tom was attending council meetings for quite a few months prior to the election. He has done his homework. Now he goes from a spectator to a player. Good luck, Tom! He was sworn in Wednesday night in ceremonies at City Hall.
Tom Dougherty was sworn in Nov. 29 and attended his first Greenwood Village City Council meeting Dec. 4, along with three other new councilmembers. A study session was held to review traffic planning since 1998 and a new traffic plan contracted by the city for 2018. In other action, Dougherty and six others voted to vacate, for now, the Century Homes Landmark Village proposal until further notice. It is anticipated that the company could return with a commercial building plan or sell the property. Vote was 7-0 to vacate the current proposal.
Elegant holiday decorations featuring “nutcrackers” are at Zane’s restaurant in Marina Square, owned by my friends Ed and Gayle Novak and son Zane. They are still taking reservations in the holiday party room with openings still available. Call 303-770-3100
When I see all of the DTC Christmas lights that adorn Belleview Avenue and the many open-space parks and streets, I’m reminded of Denver Tech Center founder George Wallace, who many longtime residents still remember. He was the grand designer and planner for DTC, where people could live close to where they worked. His dream has come true. The Corridor stretching from Hampden Avenue down to Lone Tree is vibrant with growth and development, leading to many good jobs in the area.
George was also a daring pilot and had a bi-wing stunt plane located at Centennial Airport, where he would do maneuvers. Part of his vision was to have a first-class airport, where runways would facilitate business in the DTC. Now this airport is one of the best and busiest in the nation for private aircraft and charter flights. All of his visions have come true and the holiday lights are a tribute to him and his organization of visionaries. Ray Bullock and Bill Pauls were also leaders in these early projects with British investors.
A busy calendar is coming up in December with numerous events across the entire city. The Stock Show is looming, with great exhibits and rodeos. Many of the leaders of this event hail from Cherry Hills Village and many are still involved. Glad the event stayed in Denver, where it belongs, and now a complete rebuild and an association with CSU ensures it will last another century.
The only fear is that we may run out of cowboys.
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