After seeing the parade of suits speaking on behalf of Aurora's application for the proposed 1,500-room Gaylord Entertainment complex to be part of the Regional Tourism Act program — ten speakers on April 10 supported the gargantuan project, and only one opposed it — several people who question the Gaylord deal hurried to sign up to speak at the second round of hearings. But late on April 11, they were told that the list was already closed. On Monday, I contacted the Colorado Economic Development Commission, which is considering the six RTA applications, to ask why these speakers had been shut out — and offered downtown Denver businessman Steve Weil and Andrew Hudson, former press secretary for Wellington Webb, a chance to speak their five-minute piece here.... More >>>