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May 02, 2017

City Council, April 2017: Participation in City budgeting brings communities together

Local government is one of the most accessible levels of government for residents, and the City benefits from frequent and direct feedback on infrastructure and daily life, ranging from your streets to your parks and libraries. But it can still be difficult to understand how the city spends tax dollars and why some projects are prioritized over others.

Apr 07, 2017

Denver mayor, top officials tell ICE agents to back off courthouse arrests, immigrant raids near schools

Denver’s top officials on Thursday sent a letter to the local federal immigration office warning that its officers’ actions are jeopardizing public safety by creating fear among immigrants when agents appear in courthouses and schools.

Apr 05, 2017

Believe — That’s the message Denver police want people to hear when someone reports sexual assault

This year’s campaign theme is “Know Action,” and it teaches friends and family how to be understanding and supportive when a loved one confides that they have been raped or sexually assaulted. The campaign is in its third year.

Mar 30, 2017

On Unequal Footing: How Housing Affordability Changes Across Racial Communities

Over the past five years, as rents rose and income growth was weak at best, renters nationwide – regardless of racial or ethnic group – have been forced to dig deeper into their pockets to cover rent. But minority communities have taken the largest hit.

Mar 29, 2017

Black and Hispanic Communities Are Spending Almost Half of Their Incomes on Rent

Rents have been rising faster over the last several years, and as a result, a new study says the affordability of rental units has declined, with black and Hispanic communities hit particularly hard.

Mar 28, 2017

Press Release: Mayor Hancock Statement on President's Executive Order to Slow Clean Energy and Climate Progress

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released the following statement in response to the President’s new Executive Order rolling back clean energy and climate policies.

Mar 24, 2017

What Is Denver Learning From Its Public Restroom Pilot Program?

The idea of the government studying public restroom users’ habits might sound unusual, but it’s happening in Denver as part of a community improvement effort. The idea of the government studying public restroom users’ habits might sound unusual, but it’s happening in Denver as part of a community improvement effort.

Mar 22, 2017

Press Release: Denver Yearly Jobs Plan to Focus on Neighborhood Benefit, Ensuring Economic Prosperity for All

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) today released JumpStart 2017, the city’s annual strategic plan for economic development. The plan features strategies to uplift underserved neighborhoods and populations and reduce urban poverty.

Mar 22, 2017

Press Release: Job Fairs Planned for Youth

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is hosting two job fairs so that local youth ages 16-24 can connect with employers seeking talent. The first job fair will be held this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-Noon at the Montbello Recreation Center, 1555 E. 53rd Ave., and the second job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 3-6 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax.

Mar 21, 2017

Press Release: Denver Elevates and Celebrates the Voices and Faces of Immigration and Refugees in our Community

The contributions of immigrants to the fabric of the American experience are many. In that spirit, Mayor Hancock today joined with community leaders to bring a renewed face and voice to the issue of immigration, reminding ourselves of what makes this country – and this city – great, and the role that every person has in making the United States the country that it is today.

 

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