Colorado Rocketry Club Could Use Some Help

Redneck_Pyro

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The rocketry club that serves the Denver front range is about to lose its launch site and could really use your help.

My club CRASH https://crashonline.org/ has been launching rockets at our site at Bear Creek Lake Park for some 30 odd years. Recently the park got a new manager and they decided that they didn't want us there any longer. We still aren't sure why. But, it turns out that the citizens of the city that owns the park did want us, and so did Boeing, high schools, boy scout groups, etc. So to make a very long story short, we almost had a bill passed that guaranteed our rights to be there in the future and then COVID hit and we lost all our momentum with the Council and now we need to remind them again that we won't go away. What we need from our fellow rocketeers in the community is some help with reminding them. Now that they have moved to online only meetings, people no longer have to show up in person to speak, they just have to connect to the meeting before it starts. So all I am asking is for a number of us to call in and take 3 minutes of their time. All you would need to say is "I am here for the rockets" and then spend 3 minutes talking about whatever you feel like. The council and the city staff already know all the reasons why we should stay, we just need to make their night a little bit longer. They can't start their regular meeting until all of the public comments have been completed. My goal for their next meeting is to add 2 hours to their night, but hopefully more.

If you are willing to help, the next meeting is Monday 10/12 at 7pm Mountain time, but you need to call in before. If there is interest I will post the meeting info here on Monday when the city publishes it.

Tips on speaking at these meeting is here: https://www.lakewood.org/Government...ticipating-in-City-Council-meetings#section-1

If you are interested in more background info on what we have done so far, let me know, but it is a lot more than would fit in this post.

If you have read this far then you must be kind of interested as to why we are trying so hard to keep this site. To put it simply, it is the only launch site of its kind that is within a 30 minute drive of nearly the entire Denver Metro area. It is a beautiful place to fly. It has some unique characteristics that brings kids from the Air Force Academy, Colorado School of Mines, TARC teams from all over the area, private schools, public schools, boy scouts, girl scouts, civil air patrol, etc. Only place on the front range that can handle this diverse of a crowd twice a month and year round. So, really, any help that we could get from this community would be great.

Check it out on Google Maps: Launch Site

Please reply if interested.
 

Redneck_Pyro

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Anyone is welcome to call in, and if you would like to let the Lakewood City Council know why rocketry is important, here is the dial-in information, just make sure to call in before 7pm Mountain.

City of Lakewood Website: https://www.Lakewood.org/CouncilVideos
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Lakewood Speaks: https://lakewoodspeaks.org/

Phone Number for Public Comment: (1-301-715-8592)
Webinar ID: (940 0339 0754)
(press # after entering the webinar id then press # once more to join the meeting)
Press *9 to Request to Speak
(You will be prompted when to speak. After speaking, you can hang up or hold to speak on a different agenda item)
Press *6 to Unmute
 

Redneck_Pyro

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Estes has been great. The thing we need right now more than anything is for people to call in tonight and voice their support for us. The more people that call in, the harder it is for the city council to ignore us. It doesn't matter if you live in Colorado or not, they have to listen and every call makes a difference.
 
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