Kendra Black

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

  • January 25 | Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop | 4 - 5:30 PM | 2055 S Oneida St, Ste 286
  • January 27  Deadline | Apply for the Waste No More Implementation Task Force
  • January 31 | Noise Ordinance Public Meeting | 6 - 7:30 PM | Denver Police Department, District 1 - 1311 W. 46th Ave.
  • January 31  Deadline | Treecycle
  • January 31 Deadline | Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) Registration or Renewal
  • February 8 | Noise Ordinance Public Meeting | 6 - 7:30 PM | Virtual - Zoom
  • February 10 | Winter Bike to Work Day
  • February 16 | Wellshire 100th Anniversary Celebration Planning | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • March 5 | That Dam Run 13.1 Mile, 10K, and 5K | 8 AM | Cherry Creek Dam Road & S. Dayton St.

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

January 25 | Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop | 4 - 5:30 PM | 2055 S. Oneida St, Ste. 286
Please join the East Evans Business Association for an informative evening and discussion with Marty Zimmerman, fundraising consultant of 20 years. Topics will include: best practices for grants, corporate giving, individual fundraising, events, earned income/fee for service ideas, and securing government support. There is no cost to attend and snacks and beverages will be provided.

RSVP to info@martyfordenver.com or call 303.319.3662.


January 27  Deadline | Apply for the Waste No More Implementation Task Force
In November, 70% of Denver voters approved the Waste No More ballot initiative, which requires that apartments and commercial building offer recycling and compost. The city is forming a task force to consider revisions to clarify the requirements, define the city’s enforcement process, and adjust the implementation timeline. If you are interested in serving on the Waste No More Task Force, please complete this application.


January 31 | Noise Ordinance Public Meeting | 6 - 7:30 PM | Denver Police Department, District 1 - 1311 W. 46th Ave.
Denver is reviewing and revising the local ordinance that governs noise, including construction and deliveries, music festivals and other noise topics. This ordinance will not address noise from street racing or traffic. Please join the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) at an upcoming public meeting to share your feedback about Denver’s noise ordinance. You may also provide comments by completing this survey before Feb. 28.


January 31  Deadline | Treecycle Treecycle is a seasonal program offered by Denver Recycles that turns discarded Christmas trees into mulch after the holiday season. Give life to your old tree by dropping it off on weekdays at the Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (enter on E. Jewell Ave.) or weekends at Slavens Elementary – 3000 S Clayton St. Denver is encouraging residents to drop them off at these locations as trees left out for large item pickup will not be composted. Free Treecycle mulch is made available to Denver residents at the Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in May. Only natural, real trees will be accepted.


January 31 Deadline | Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) Registration or Renewal
Formed by residents and property owners within a geographic area or neighborhood, RNOs receive notification of proposed zoning amendments, landmark designation applications, planning board and board of adjustment hearings, liquor and cabaret licenses and other activities occurring in the neighborhood. RNOs may submit official comments to the city regarding these notifications.
 
If you are an existing RNO or wish to form a new one, the annual registration and renewal period begins December 1 through January 31. Existing RNOs will be asked to update their contact, leadership and election information, and affirm that your group continues to meet the city’s eligibility requirements. There is no cost associated with registering as an RNO. Go to www.denvergov.org/RNO to register or for more information.
 
Any RNO that does not renew will be removed from the city’s RNO list and will no longer receive updates on city projects happening in their area. 


February 8 | Noise Ordinance Public Meeting | 6 - 7:30 PM | Virtual - Zoom
Denver is reviewing and revising the local ordinance that governs noise, including construction and deliveries, music festivals and other noise topics. This ordinance will not address noise from street racing or traffic. Please join the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) at an upcoming public meeting to share your feedback about Denver’s noise ordinance. You may also provide comments by completing this survey before Feb. 28.


February 10 | Winter Bike to Work Day 
With 300 days of sunshine a year, the Denver region is a great place to bike — even in winter months! Join thousands of commuters for Winter Bike to Work Day, and do your health a favor by pledging to swap a ride in your car for a ride on your bike. Register to ride at BikeToWorkDay.co and be automatically entered to win prizes to keep you cozy during the chilly winter months.

Working from home? You can still participate with folks across Colorado by rethinking how you get to the grocery store, the gym or the school drop-off line!


February 16 | Wellshire 100th Anniversary Celebration Planning | 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Eisenhower Rec Center - 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Please join Councilwoman Black for the first planning meeting for the 100th year anniversary of the Wellshire Golf Course celebration that will happen in 2026. People have already shared some great ideas and we know all the fun activities that happened for the 75th Anniversary. Participants can come share their ideas on ways to commemorate this special event at the meeting.


March 5 | That Dam Run 13.1 Mile, 10K, and 5K | 8 AM | Cherry Creek Dam Road & S. Dayton St. 
The Best Dam Run you will ever do! Come conquer the Cherry Creek Dam and run either the 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K. Participants receive an official That Dam Run Knit Hat and finisher medal. Register Here.

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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