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Dec 13, 2016

Denver DMV Opens New Location in Southeast Denver

DENVER – The afternoon of December 13, 2016, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, current and former members of City Council, Chief Financial Officer Brendan Hanlon, and Denver Motor Vehicle (DMV) staff held a press conference and ribbon cutting for the city’s new southeast DMV branch at 2243 S. Monaco Parkway, near the University Hills and Virginia Village neighborhoods.

Southeast Denver has not had a Motor Vehicle branch office since 2003, when the original location was closed due to budget constraints. 

Aug 09, 2016

Denver Receives Federal Grant to Study Paid Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau today announced that Denver will receive a grant to research and analyze paid elder care and paid sick leave for one year beginning August 1, 2016. Specifically, the $126,091 grant will fund the second phase of the Denver Paid Family Leave Research Project, which will look at how other comparably sized employers handle paid family leave in the context of all types of employee compensation.

May 16, 2016

Denver DMV Reduces Wait Time to Under 15 Minutes in April

The Denver Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) saw a reduction in the amount of time residents wait in any of the four citywide offices to just under 15 minutes in April. Wait times have steadily fallen over the last few years from as high as 70 minutes in 2012 to an average wait time of about 22 minutes so far this year.

Apr 06, 2016

200 Million Made Available to the National Western Center Project in First Sale of Revenue Bonds

The sale of $397 million in revenue bonds for the National Western Center project was finalized today. The bond issuance will deliver $200 million to the National Western Center project for rail consolidation, land acquisition, zoning and site infrastructure planning and $6 million to the Colorado Convention Center for project management and initial design development of an improvement project.

Mar 07, 2016

National Western Center Project Obtains Upgraded Bond Ratings by Top Credit Rating Agencies

The nation’s top three credit ratings agencies have upgraded the City and County of Denver’s excise tax bond ratings in advance of the sale of bonds that will be issued to help redevelop the National Western Center and make improvements to the Colorado Convention Center to the “double A” category.

Feb 16, 2016

Mayor Hancock Announces Social Impact Bonds to Serve First 25 Participants at North Colorado Station

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the first major project to realize the city’s new Social Impact Bond program, which will provide permanent housing and supportive services to at least 250 chronically homeless individuals across Denver. The opening of the Renaissance at North Colorado Station in Northeast Denver will house the first 25 Social Impact Bond participants and will be run by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Jan 25, 2016

Denver Ready to Provide New Housing and Services to Homeless with City Council Vote Tonight

With the Denver City Council’s approval of two contracts tonight, Denver will begin to provide new permanent supportive housing and wraparound services to 250 chronically homeless individuals in Denver.

Jan 11, 2016

Cary Kennedy to Step Down; Mayor Hancock Names Brendan Hanlon as next CFO

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced today that Cary Kennedy is stepping down from her position as Chief Financial Officer on Feb. 11 to begin a consulting practice. The Mayor has named Brendan Hanlon, the current budget director, as the city’s new CFO. Hanlon will manage the Department of Finance’s six divisions and 411 employees as well as oversee the financing of the city’s major projects and initiatives that are set to transform Denver’s future.