DENVER - A marijuana celebration did not leave officials feeling mellow in the Mile High City.
A rally held on 4/20 at Civic Center Park ended with large amounts of trash left scattered about and a community upset. Now Denver Parks and Recreation is ensuring that there are consequences for those who didn’t pick up after themselves, a news release said.
After reviewing trash management, public safety and security, it has been decided that there will be a penalty of $11,965 plus an added $190 in damages, and that the event holder is banned from an event permit for the next three years.
The rally’s priority event status has also been revoked.
“After a thorough review of the event, substantial violations of city requirements were found,” said Happy Haynes, executive director of Denver Parks and Recreation, in the news release. “We will continue to ensure that events in our parks are safe, compliant and of high quality, and we remain focused on protecting Denver’s parks and facilities which are valuable assets to our city and our residents.”
Permit holders have the right to appeal within 15 days of notice.
A letter that goes into more detail about the violations and penalties is below.