Best New Web Site for Urban Vigilantes (2001)
For those Denverites who are vigilant about land use and transportation planning, lutac.org is the place to vent about everything from traffic to zoning to affordable housing. The site, which was created by Brian Brainerd and is hosted by the Upper Larimer Neighborhood Association, encourages public dialogue -- polite, please -- about the city's Land Use and Transportation Plan (currently under development, and set for release this spring) as well as other hot topics; postings include letters, comments, documents and downright rants from the neighborhood. It's the 21st-century equivalent of the town crier. While talk is cheap, Web postings can be very valuable to the public discourse.