Downtown Denver is expected to see a significant number of vehicle and pedestrian traffic this evening due to multiple events happening at the same time. Avoid the area if possible and plan ahead for significant delays.
Following many months of community advocacy, research, and collaboration among City and community partners, Councilmembers Jamie Torres, Stacie Gilmore, and Robin Kniech have put forth a proposed charter amendment to strengthen the independence of the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM). Developed in partnership with Citizen Oversight Board (COB) members, the proposed changes rose to the top as both requiring a legislative solution and significantly impacting the efficacy of the OIM. If this amendment is approved by City Council, it will then go on toa vote of the people of Denver on November 2, 2021.
The charter amendment that has been moved to the 2021 ballot includes 3 significant changes:
Supporters of these changes include:
Handout: Ensuring a strong framework for the Office of the Independent Monitor(PDF, 347KB)
Handout: 2021 Proposed Charter Change(PDF, 139KB)
Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 274KB)
Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee presentation(PDF, 319KB)
Denver Justice Project letter of support(PDF, 48KB)