When the Ballpark Neighborhood Association announces its "Neighbor of the Year" on November 13, it's a cinch that Mayor Michael Hancock won't be winning top honors. In fact, he'll be lucky to get an invitation. The neighborhood group of residents and businesspeople around Coors Field have been trying to talk with the city for months about how "gravely concerned" the BPNA is regarding plans for a new 24-hour facility adjacent to the Denver Rescue Mission, right in the heart of the Ballpark neighborhood. "We want to make it clear to the city that we are strongly and uniformly opposed to any new or expanded social services in our neighborhood, which already bears more than its fair share of homeless services," the BPNA board wrote in July. But so far, it's struck... More >>>