The League of Women Voters of Denver has strongly recommended to the CDOT I-70 East EIS Project Team that all alternatives be addressed in the final Environmental Impact Statement, including the I-270/I-76 reroute option. We hope a full and accurate cost analysis will be provided that will reassure the public that all promising options are fairly considered. Comparative cost data, the sources of the funding and lifetime expected cash flows on all of the available options, and transparency on the part of CDOT are all a matter of great concern to League members. We also call for continued involvement of all stakeholders, as this is crucial to arrive at a decision that best serves current and future residents of the affected areas in Denver.
The League continually advocates for an open, responsive, and accountable government system. We also call for measures that ensure sound planning for Denver and for plans that meet the physical, social, educational, recreational, cultural, governmental, aesthetic, and economic needs of Denver’s people, with strong citizen participation in the decision-making process. We call now on the people of Denver and the city’s media outlets to join us in asking for more information and transparency in the process for this important civic project.
—Pearlanne Zelarney, Director of Communications, League of Women Voters of Denver