Denver 2A through 2E will deliver infrastructure improvements that power our economic recovery and help the people who need it the most. Vote yes on 2A through 2E to create good paying jobs, provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness, and invest in historically underserved neighborhoods.
And we can do all of this while keeping your tax rates the same.
Measures 2A through 2E will address critical issues facing Denver and strengthen the city’s economy and sustain it for years to come. The ballot measures will fund 88 specific projects that target the most pressing concerns of Denver residents in the neighborhoods that need it most, as identified through a public input process that engaged thousands of Denver residents. By funding these projects, 2A-2E will create more than $1 billion in economic impact and 7,500 jobs and will save taxpayer money by repairing and improving Denver’s infrastructure before it breaks.
Measure 2A specifically will address needed improvements to existing city facilities, while also constructing new facilities in historically underserved communities. Measure 2A will:
• Construct libraries in Globeville and Westwood, two historically underserved communities, and expand the Hampden Branch Library, which serves immigrant communities in Southeast Denver.
• Upgrade city buildings to meet accessibility standards prescribed in the American with Disabilities Act.
• Improve the Youth Empowerment Center building to provide more space and resources for youths and families in Denver ranging from vocational and educational support, entrepreneurial training, and recreation activities.
• Fund improvements at the Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Bonfils Theater Complex, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences to enhance safety and accessibility for guests.
• Jumpstart the redevelopment of the Loretto Heights campus with the renovation of the May Bonfils Stanton Theater, which would provide Southwest Denver with a historical, cultural and performing arts venue. Measure 2A will also fund renovations to the Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex which include restrooms, ADA improvements and upgrades to the backstage area for the first time since its opening in 1991.
Measures 2A-2E are a result of input from residents across Denver, reflecting the need to address critical issues, create a more equitable city and jumpstart the economy, all without raising taxes.