BRUN Enters Year 10 as an RNO
BRUN has entered its tenth year as a Registered Neighborhood Organization since incorporating in 2006. As one of more than 200 RNOs recognized as such in an official City of Denver database, it is granted special opportunities to influence neighborhood issues.
Such issues include zoning map amendments, landmark designation, park land usage, and few dozen others listed in the city’s Revised Municipal Code.
RNO status establishes our ability to take a position for or against residential development projects; and an avenue for that position to be considered by Community Planning and Development. It’s why our Good Neighbor Agreements, often established with business establishments serving alcohol, are considered in decisions by the city’s Excise and Licensing officials.
RNO status comes with certain obligations as well. Its members must be residents or property owners within a “prescribed area.” It must conduct its meetings in public, and post notice of those meetings in advance. A record of such notices must be maintained.
Those functions are enabled by the multi-function web-based platform that hosts our official web site, BerkeleyRegisNeighbors.org. The platform is provided by Wild Apricot, Inc., based in Toronto, at cost of $50 per month.
The platform caters specifically to the needs of non-profit organizations. It displays a historical record of our past meetings, for example, on our Events page. Our site also show the minutes of past meetings, filling another RNO requirement of city’s municipal code.
An RNO must conduct at least one meeting per year in which all of its members are allowed to vote. BRUN’s obligatory member-voting meeting this year is set for February 11. Advance notice of that upcoming meeting, along with the planned agenda, is also viewable on our Events page.
RNOs throughout the city are tied together by an organization known as INC, which stands for Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation. We recently renewed our annual membership in INC, and we’ll soon choose one or two delegates to represent BRUN at INC meetings in the new year.
Here’s Our 2015 Annual Meeting Agenda
Join us on February 11th at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue, Denver 80212.
5:30 PM - Doors Open: Registration and Membership Information
Member Forum Speaker Sign Up, Board Nominations
Open House: Overlay District and Public Works Issues for Review by Members
Information Displayed in Lobby/Theater; Ideas, Suggestions, Comments Encouraged
7:00 - Meeting Starts: Welcome and Introductions (Paul and Heather)
7:05 - Membership/Communications Update and Treasurer Report (Tom and Leslie)
7:10 - Members’ Forum: Have an issue or concern? Have a suggestion or compliment?
Sign up and let your voice be heard. Your comments will help establish BRUN’s efforts in the coming year.
All speakers MUST be BRUN members and need to sign up in advance at the sign‐in tables.
8:15 - Aria Update: Susan Powers and Deborah Clendenning
8:25 - 2015 Board Nominations, Candidate Introductions and Vote (BRUN Members Only)
8:35 - Committee Updates
Events, Committee; Zoning Committee - Public Works, Commercial District, Overlay District
9:00 - Adjourn