August 05, 2008

Democratic National Convention Countdown, No. 20

Democratic National Convention Daily Digest and Open Thread
Tuesday August 5, 2008--No. 20


•Denver City Council passes anti-noxious substances (feces, urine, blood) ordinance 12-0--Drunkablog has a written recap of the public hearing and council proceedings and vote, and here's the video of the 7 protestors who elected to speak against the proposed ordinance, including Glenn Spagnuolo of Recreate '68:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Tent State's Adam Jung concedes that City Park is probably out of the question for overnight camping (what, no defiance?) and begins to look elsewhere to find accommodation--and whines that Denver "isn't helping!"

•Bring some earplugs--Unconventional Action Denver is planning a little "urban reclamation" of Denver's streets with lots and lots of noise, featuring many kitchen utensils for percussion

Sneak a peek inside the Pepsi Center (with video)

•About those tickets to see Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field--the announcement on details will come Wednesday

Hickenlooper claims 4th-quarter comeback on DNC fundraising, hoping that pledged funds combined with cash on hand will be enough:
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper sounded an upbeat note about Democratic National Convention fundraising on Monday, saying the local host committee finally has exceeded its original $40.6 million obligation - but only if pledged donations are combined with actual cash deposits.

That's not the end of the story, since the bills are expected to be millions of dollars higher than the original contracted amount.

Still, the situation is a far cry from mid-June, when the Denver 2008 Host Committee missed the final deadline in its contract with the Democratic National Convention Committee, falling about $11 million short of the amount it was supposed to have raised by then.

"Between cash and firm commitments, we're several million past that," Hickenlooper said during Monday's taping of The Aaron Harber Show for KBDI- TV.

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