"Neighborhoods work better when they work together." So says the subtitle at the website for Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, a volunteer run not-for-profit coalition of representatives from more than 100 registered neighborhood organizations in Denver (RNOs). Larry Ambrose (DenverINC's board president, representing the Sloan's Lake Neighborhood Association) shared his passion for neighborhoods on First Take.
Ambrose appealed for more involvement from minorities, GLBT and ethnic, in the neighborhood movement. "The responsiveness of elected officials has to be more than once every four years," Ambrose said. "The way to do that is to give voice to your neighborhood groups, to get involved."
According to Ambrose, most people don't realize the impact of neighborhood level decision-making on city-wide politics, and DenverINC helps groups stay in the loop regarding city zoning, developments, liquor licenses and marijuana licenses, and taxes.
LINK to Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (www.DenverINC.org)
Music on this feature by Karrin Allyson, "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy" from the CD In Blue, and Joanne Brackeen, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," from the CD Live at Maybeck Recital Hall.