June 04, 2008

Democratic National Convention Countdown, No. 82

Democratic National Convention Daily Digest and Open Thread
Wednesday June 4, 2008--No. 82


Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper--what to expect during the DNC:
* While there will be some additional screening procedures and security measures in some locations, all downtown residents will be able to access their homes and parking garages. Downtown businesses will be able to remain open with access to employees and customers.

* When people talk about a "security perimeter," what they are really talking about are areas around the Pepsi Center that may require additional screening or security measures. Those areas will be finalized and announced closer to the Convention, but please know that our intention is to minimize any impacts on roadways, businesses and residences. More updates will be provided to businesses and residents near the Pepsi Center - and the general public - over the coming weeks.

* While there will be some modest traffic impacts in the downtown area during the Convention, it will not tie up the downtown. Downtown workers should not have difficulties getting to or leaving work, particularly since the main hours of Pepsi Center activity (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) do not correspond with standard morning or evening commute times. The bottom line is: Downtown will be accessible.

DNCC host committee cancels state delegation parties scheduled around Denver--host comittee's ability to fundraise and bring revenue to city questioned (canceled parties means local service providers lose business)--host committee announces single event to replace individual state delegate parties, commemorating the recovery efforts of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Training company chosen for DNC volunteers.

Company providing DNC gear gets their Roosevelts mixed up--Teddy shows up, not Franklin D.


Drunkablog--Recreate '68 to share Civic Center park with Iranian photo exhibit, as groups agree to joint occupancy August 25 and 26.

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