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Jun 21, 2018

Sales Tax Proposal Could Fund Higher Education In Denver

Officials say by the year 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Denver will require a post-secondary degree. Less than half of current Denver residents have one of those.

Jun 19, 2018

Water main and service line replacement project on Holly Street and on 3rd Avenue

Denver Water has scheduled a water main and service line replacement project to begin on Monday, July 9 on Holly Street from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue and on 3rd Avenue from Holly Street to Ivanhoe Street. A letter has been distributed by Denver Water to all residents in the project area informing them of the upcoming projects. The contact for this project is Eddie Hernandez, constituents can contact him with questions about the project at 303-628-6563 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Jun 19, 2018

Lime to remove scooters temporarily from Denver

After about three weeks on Denver’s streets, Lime’s scooters will be removed from the city for the next two weeks, the company announced Monday. The announcement comes two days after Denver Public Works said it was initiating a new pilot program for “dockless mobility technology” to keep the city’s streets and sidewalks clear but allow riders to take advantage of dockless forms of transportation.

Jun 19, 2018

There’s legal help on the way for Denverites facing eviction

n eviction legal defense pilot program opened its doors Wednesday, offering free aid to those who have been served a notice or received court papers. The Colorado Legal Services, which coordinates the program, said it will provide legal services to residents earning up to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level based on their family size, as well as elders of any income.

Jun 18, 2018

Denver announces dockless scooter pilot program

The program, which the city said includes but it is not limited to dockless bikes and electric scooters, would allow for residents to enjoy their rides “in a way that respects our public spaces and meets Denver’s mobility goals, as outlined in the city’s Mobility Action Plan.”

Jun 18, 2018

Five finalists selected for Denver Police Department chief

A Denver Police Department deputy chief and four commanders have been chosen as finalists to become the next chief.

Jun 18, 2018

The latest version of the evolving Denver Green Roof Initiative

In November, Denver voters passed the Green Roof Initiative that requires buildings with more than 25,000 square feet to have a green roof or solar panels. Since January, varied stakeholders comprising the Green Roof Task Force Committee have been meeting to propose changes. They will then make a recommendation to City Council, who can make changes with a two-thirds vote (nine council members), starting at the end of this month.

Jun 14, 2018

Depending How You Look At It, Denver Green Roof Changes Are Simpler Or More Complex

A Denver task force is finishing up revisions on one of the strictest green roof policies in the country. The proposed changes would give large buildings in downtown Denver more choices in how they comply with the ordinance voters approved last fall. The Denver green roof ordinance is modeled after a Toronto law. The goal is for green roofs to absorb heat and suck up water, slowing down stormwater that can flood streets.

Jun 14, 2018

Low-income renters at risk of eviction in Denver can now seek legal help from a City Council-backed defense fund

Struggling renters who face eviction in Denver can now receive help from a pilot legal defense program that launched Wednesday with money provided by the City Council. Several council members announced the program in January after pooling money that mostly came from taxpayer funds in their leftover office budgets. The fund for the pilot has grown to $131,500, drawing budgetary or personal donations from all 13 members.

Jun 13, 2018

Why walkable streets are more economically productive

These are all valid arguments and may convince some of those reading this article that walkability is important. But what I want to talk about today isn’t an argument based on values or aesthetics. It’s an argument based on pure dollars and cents — one that should convince people with a myriad of values and political leanings that people-oriented places must be a priority if we want our communities to be economically prosperous.

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