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Jan 17, 2018

Denver City Council has a lot on its wish list for next year

The Denver City Council convened last week for absolutely one of the most exciting things to happen in the city: the budget planning retreat. The top categories this year included housing and transportation, but council members also called for everything from a new police academy to an improved recycling program. I sat there all day to learn this, so you better well read it.

Jan 17, 2018

Denver council members pool leftover office budgets to provide lawyers for some renters facing eviction

Ten Denver City Council members on Thursday took the unusual step of pooling money to help launch a new housing program — one that had faced resistance from Mayor Michael Hancock. The council members say they will use the $123,600 raised to work with a nonprofit called Colorado Legal Services to start a pilot program providing lawyers for low-income renters to fight evictions.

Jan 09, 2018

CU Boulder student creates site to connect workers, customers in gig economy

During his time as a student at the University of Colorado, Ryan Pfeifer worked on a local landscaping crew and as a part-time professional mover and organizer for the Boulder branch of Tennessee-based Bellhops. Now, before he graduates, he can add one more title to his resume: startup founder.

Jan 08, 2018

Denver is making progress regulating short-term rentals

The city of Denver has made substantial progress in its effort to bring 1,672 previously unregulated short-term rentals posted on sites like VRBO and Airbnb out of the shadows and into the light of taxation. Imposing regulations and taxes on short-term rentals last year was the right thing to do, creating more fairness in the hotel industry, requiring minimum safety standards, and generating nearly $1.1 million in revenue in the first eight months of 2017.

Jan 08, 2018

Lodger’s tax collected on Denver short-term rentals nears $2 million

Denver is doing a poor job of tracking and enforcing its new short-term rental regulations, the city auditor says, with some applicants receiving licenses they shouldn’t have, putting the city at risk for a lawsuit.

Jan 08, 2018

Denver’s Short-Term Rental Enforcement Needs Tweaking, Auditor Says

The city of Denver should make some changes to how it regulates short-term rentals, according to a report the city auditor published Thursday. But overall, Auditor Tim O’Brien said, the city’s effort to get a handle on rentals listed on Airbnb and other platforms is going well.

Jan 08, 2018

Auditor: Denver doesn’t know if short-term rentals are hurting neighborhoods and affordable housing

The Denver Auditor’s Office knows that the nearly 2,000 short-term rental business licenses issued from January through August brought in about $49,000 to the city’s coffers. What the city watchdog department is less sure about is how those licensees are impacting Denver’s 78 neighborhoods and the cost of housing.

Jan 08, 2018

Denver Water's Cross-Connection Control Survey Project

Denver Water’s Cross-Connection Control Program protects the public water supply from pollutants and contaminants that could, under certain circumstances, be drawn into the public water supply from private properties. Backflow prevention assemblies attached to a customer’s plumbing system prevent water from being drawn back into the public water supply.

Jan 08, 2018

Update for the Water Main Replacements

Here is an update you on our water main replacement project along Colorado Boulevard, Montview Boulevard and East 17th Avenue. As a reminder, this project will replace three water mains from the 1890s in the City Park South and Park Hill neighborhoods. This important $3.5 million project will replace an aging piece of infrastructure and safeguard water quality. The new water mains will have an increased diameter to accommodate future growth in the area.

Jan 05, 2018

Growth, Declining Ridership And Individual City Plans Are Presenting Headwinds For RTD

Two of the state’s largest city governments say their ambitious transportation plans to ease future congestion are likely beyond what the Regional Transportation District, the metro area’s current transit authority, can provide — and they are exploring other options to move people around.

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