Kendra Black

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Dates & Deadlines: (See details below in Upcoming Events)

  • September 16 - 25 | Online Auction for Holm Elementary
  • September 23 | TJ Spartans All-Class Reunion | 6 - 9 PM | Junction Food & Drink (Colorado & I-25 @ the Colorado Light Rail Station)
  • September 24 | Free Paint Recycling | 9 AM - 1 PM | Thomas Jefferson High School Parking Lot (3950 S Holly)
  • September 24 | DenverREADY Disaster Preparedness Fair | 10 AM – 2 PM | College View Rec Center - 2525 S Decatur St
  • October 1 | Shred-a-Thon | 10 AM - Noon | 2435 S Quebec St
  • Saturdays through October | U-Hills Plaza Farmers Market | 9 AM - 1 PM | 2500 S Colorado Blvd
  • Sundays through October | People & Produce Farmers Market at Belleview Station | 9 AM - 1 PM | 4910 S Newport St
  • Stay up to date and learn more here about the YMCA redevelopment.
  • We are pleased to present these reports on the history of the (PDF, 31MB)Wellshire Inn(PDF, 8MB) and the (PDF, 24MB)Eisenhower Park Picnic Shelter(PDF, 18MB)

Who do I call to report a problem?

You are Denver's eyes and ears. Please report issues to the city so they can respond to your concerns.

  • Call 311 or go online to pocketgov.org to report problems such as parking violations, abandon vehicles, potholes, damaged/fallen trees, weeds, trash/recycling/compost missed pickup, and neighborhood issues. (Be sure to get a case number)
  • Call 311 or go online to pocketgov.org to report encampments. Be sure to report important details like the exact location, the number of tents, and if propane tanks are present. (Be sure to get a case number)
  • Call 911 to report a crime in progress, including street racing. 
  • Call the Denver Police Non-Emergency line to report a crime, not in progress at 720-913-2000.
  • In addition to using 311/ pocketgov.org, contact Denver Parking Enforcement at 720-913-1600 to report parking violations such as vehicles parked in bike lanes and commercial trucks parked overnight on city streets.
  • In addition to using 311/ pocketgov.org, call the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline at 720-865-0471 to report cars, trucks, RVs, and campers that have not moved in more than 72 hours.
  • Stay clear of downed lines and report them immediately to Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-1999 or call 911

Upcoming Events

September 16 - 25 | Online Auction for Holm Elementary
Help raise much needed funds for our friends over at Holm Elementary here: https://holm.betterworld.org/auctions/holm-auction.

Mondays & Wednesday Stating September 19 | Square Dancing | 7 - 9 PM | Grace Methodist Church - E Yale & S Eudora St
Come have fun, make new friends, and build a healthier body and brain. Learn to square dance in just 12 weeks! For more information contact Karen at 303.829.1649 or kdreher@q.com.

September 22 | Green Business Showcase | 4 - 6 PM | Great Divide Barrel Bar - 1812 35th St
Join the Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency for the Green Business Showcase, a recognition and networking event to celebrate our community's green businesses. Winners of the2022 Certifiably Green Denver awards will be recognized at the showcase. This event is open to certified green business owners and employees, interested businesses, neighborhood groups, and community members.


September 23 | TJ Spartans All-Class Reunion | 6 - 9 PM | Junction Food & Drink (Colorado & I-25 @ the Colorado Light Rail Station)
Do you know any notable Spartans? Check this list out. Join me at a TJ Spartan reunion and let us know who you want to add to this list. Organized by the class of 1982 but all Spartans are invited!


September 24 | Free Paint Recycling | 9 AM - 1 PM | Thomas Jefferson High School Parking Lot (3950 S Holly)
Do you know that paint may not be disposed of in your trash bins? All voluntary donations are appreciated and go directly to TJ High School Class of 2024. Items not accepted: spray paint, paint thinner, solvents, cleaning agents, adhesives, roof patch, and drywall mud. No paint to recycle, but want to support TJ class of 2024? Visit their website


September 24 | Denver READY Disaster Preparedness Fair | 10 AM – 2 PM | College View Rec Center - 2525 S Decatur St
Meet with partner organizations including FEMA, the Red Cross, and the Denver Fire Department to ask questions and get preparedness advice. Additionally, receive a free emergency preparedness backpack.


October 1 | DeMolay Shred-a-Thon | 10 AM - Noon | 2435 S Quebec St
Items you may bring - Old checks, credit card offers, mailings, medical records, tax forms, pay stubs, etc., and any other items you may wish to have safely discarded. Please do not bring
newspapers, phone books, magazines, plastic, cardboard, or catalogs. Hosted by the Eastern Star Retirement Community and Broomfield Chapter Order of DeMolay.

Sundays through October 2 | People & Produce Farmers Market at Belleview Station | 9 AM - 1 PM | 4910 S Newport St
Local vendors, fresh produce, food trucks, fashion trucks, and more!
Tuesdays, October 11 - November 8 | DPD Community Academy | 6 - 9 PM | Denver Police District 1 Substation - 1311 West 46th Ave
The DPD Community Academy is a multi-session program conducted multiple times a year to familiarize community members with the “how/what/why” of police procedures and to provide an opportunity for the community to interact with officers and ask questions.Register and learn more information here.
Save the Date: October 25 | Town Hall with Councilwoman Black and State Senator Chris Hansen Thomas Jefferson High School - 3950 S Holly St
Details TBD
Saturdays through October 29 | U-Hills Plaza Farmers Market |9 AM - 1 PM | 2500 S Colorado Blvd
70 local vendors, fresh produce, coffee, pastries, and more!

 

 

Policy

Denver City Council is the legislative body of our city government. Council’s duties and powers include policymaking and legislation, approving changes to the Denver Zoning Code, approving the budget and large contracts, representing our constituents, and advocating for our council districts. Individual council members can pursue policies as can the entire council. 

Councilwoman Black’s legislative priorities include sustainability and waste reduction, addressing homelessness and increasing housing options, improving safety and mobility options for all residents, increasing our green spaces and improving parks and trails, supporting local businesses, and working toward a more inclusive and equitable city.

Some examples of Councilwoman Black’s recent efforts include: 

  • Good Governance:
    • Councilwoman Black and Clerk Paul Lopez co-chair the Ballot Measure Modernization Work Group which will make recommendations to improve Denver’s ballot measure processes, access and transparency. The group will meet from January through April 2022.
    • Councilwoman Black continues to work with council members to update internal rules and processes to improve council’s effectiveness, transparency and engagement.
  • Sustainability:
    • Councilwoman Black sponsored the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance which reduces the use of single-use shopping bags. Passed in 2020, this law went into effect in 2021. Early feedback shows that it is effectively reducing the use of single-use bags.
    • Councilwoman Black sponsored the Opt-in for Cutlery & Condiments Ordinance which reduces single-use plastic waste by requiring restaurants to ask customers if they want cutlery, straws, and condiments before providing them. This law went into effect in December 2021.
    • Councilwoman Black continues to explore ways to reduce the use of single-use plastics and packaging.
    • Because landfills are a huge source of methane, a very dangerous greenhouse gas, Councilwoman Black works with other council members and the Climate Office to reduce waste going to the landfill.
    • Councilwoman Black has served on the Regional Air Quality Council and works closely with the organization as well as with Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency and Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment to improve air quality including addressing ozone and emissions. She is exploring ways to reduce emissions from small non-road engines like lawn equipment.
  • Flavored Tobacco Ban:
    • In late 2021, a bill was proposed to ban flavored tobacco products to prevent children from using these products. While Councilwoman Black agrees that we must keep tobacco products from children, she voted against the ban. The ban would have resulted in 21 small, law-abiding, tax-paying businesses that do not sell to children, having to close their doors. Councilwoman Black is working with other council members and city agencies to explore other ways to prevent children from accessing tobacco products.


City Council’s 2022 Budget priorities include:

  • Improve community engagement and customer service to support residents navigating city services, resources and accessibility including language access.
  • Increase affordable housing options and support for those experiencing homelessness throughout our city. Mitigate and reduce involuntary displacement of community members and businesses.
  • Reframe safety in a public health, evidence-based and anti-racist approach with community investment to ensure safe and healthy neighborhoods.
  • Encourage innovation and prioritize the recovery and sustainability of local businesses, our workforce and community organizations.
  • Protect our natural environment through policy and invest in communities to combat climate change.
  • Increase complete multimodal transportation connections throughout the city.

News & Announcements

REGISTER FOR REVERSE 911 AND SMART911 TO GET NOTIFIED WHEN THERE IS AN EMERGENCY 

  • Reverse 911: The City & County of Denver has released a new 911 alert system to notify residents when there is an emergency. The system will send alerts based on the location information you provided. You must register your cell phone to receive the alerts.
  •  Smart911 is a private, secure service that allows you to create a safety profile that provides emergency responders with important information you want them to know about yourself, your family members and pets, your home, and your vehicles in any kind of emergency. These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency. Learn more and sign up here

Note: Reverse 911 and Smart911 are separate from one another so to participate in both you must register with each tool individually.


SINGLE-USE CONDIMENTS AND SERVICE WARE - ONLY AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST 

#SkipTheStuff ordinance reduces the amount of waste generated by single-use items. Effective immediately, all retail food establishments are to provide single-use condiments and single-use service ware only upon request by a customer. Help reduce waste by using your silverware at home. Learn more here.

 

                                                 

 

 

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