Former Glendale Mayor Pro Tem Tells Us Whats Good in the Neighborhood

Local Counsel with Paula Bovo

Published in 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers magazine

By Paula Bovo on March 28, 2019

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Favorite watering hole

Choppers. All sports, all the time!

Favorite building

The City and County Building of Denver. Every hallway has some interesting and amazing display of history and culture—especially the displays of the gifts from sister cities.

Favorite historical fact about Glendale

In the 1970s, Glendale was home to Celebrity Sports Center, a family activity center started by Walt Disney (it closed in 1994).

Saddest historical fact about Glendale

We have never elected a female mayor.

Favorite city event

Glendale’s Fourth of July fireworks display.

Favorite historical resident

The widow Mary Cawker, who owned and ran Four Mile House as a stage shop for folks coming in and out of Denver from 1860 to 1864.

Favorite courthouse perk

Practicing in some courtrooms in the city and county of Denver, you get to argue and practice law where Perry Mason was filmed—so cool!

Favorite lunch spot

The Kitchen Next Door. Best tomato soup in town.

Best local beer, wine or spirit

The Blind Watchmaker by Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery.

Best late-night eats

Pete’s Kitchen (anything smothered in green chili).

Best mayoral perk

Hanging out with the Glendale PD and getting to see the shooting range they have downstairs in the basement of City Hall.

Best place for people watching

The patio of Earl’s Kitchen and Bar on the 16th Street Mall.

Favorite pizza joint

Ester’s. All the pizzas are named after Phish songs. Get the Fluffhead!

Weirdest Glendale city law

8.16.020 Duty to cut and remove weeds.

“It shall be the duty of every owner (occupant) to keep the weeds on all premises under his or her control cut to a height of not more than eight (8) inches. The weeds shall be cut in such a manner that all cut portions are reduced in length to eight (8) inches or less and shall be removed from the property to some site authorized for disposal of refuse.” Why would anyone want weeds 8 inches high?

Favorite thing about your office (besides the people)

The view of the mountains during sunset.

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