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Oct 31, 2017

Independent Evaluator Reports "Early Success is Promising" for Denver's Social impact

Partners of Denver’s first ever Social Impact Bond (SIB) to provide chronically homeless individuals with permanent housing and supportive services today released the results of the first independent evaluation and first subsequent payment to investors. According to the report from the Urban Institute, the program has been successful in its first year, and will result in a first payment of $188,000.

Oct 31, 2017

Mandatory Benchmarking Ordinance Achieves 85% Compliance Rate

Just under a year after passing Energize Denver, an ordinance that requires large commercial and multifamily building owners to measure and publicly report their building’s energy performance, Environmental Health staff reports 85% of buildings over 50,000 square feet are in compliance. The City will publish building energy performance data each year to enable the market to better value energy efficiency, like MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food.

Oct 30, 2017

16th Street Mall Smoking Ban Looks Like a Lock - but Will It Target the Homeless? - Westword

Tonight, October 30, Denver City Council will hear the second reading of a proposed smoking ban for the 16th Street Mall, and it's widely expected to pass despite criticism from assorted community advocates, who fear the measure is a stealthy way to attack homeless individuals who congregate in the area. Sponsoring councilman Albus Brooks insists the policy is about health, not homelessness, and touts protections built into his bill that he sees as guarantees that it won't be abused. Fellow councilman Paul López promises he'll be watching closely to see if that proves to be the case.

Oct 30, 2017

Denver Neighborhoods Invited to Apply for Sustainability Program

Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. The program encourages and empowers residents to become active partners in making Denver a more vibrant and livable community.

Oct 26, 2017

Denver Police to Participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day this Saturday

The Denver Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Denver Police district stations and the Police Administration Building. This event takes place on the same day across the country. In Colorado, more than 100 locations will be accepting expired or left-over prescription and over-the-counter drugs from the public.

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