Kendra Black

Councilwoman, District 4

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Councilwoman Kendra Black

Councilwoman Kendra Black took office as the Denver City Council Member representing District 4 in southeast Denver in July 2015. Dedicated to serving her constituents, Kendra is a constant advocate for District 4 and is committed to working collaboratively to keep Denver strong and moving in the right direction for everyone.

Kendra’s district priorities include neighborhood planning, mobility and safety, and community engagement. Citywide goals include addressing Denver’s mobility challenges, housing, sustainability, and parks.

Kendra chairs the Finance and Governance Committee, the State Legislative Policy Group, and is a member of the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Charter Review Committee. She is the chair of the Denver Park Trust Board and serves on the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board, High Line Canal Conservancy, Regional Air Quality Council, Denver South TMA Board, Transportation Solutions Board, and SCFD Board.

A proud Denver native, Kendra was born and raised in southeast Denver and grew up working in her family’s small business. Graduating from Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, she has a BA and MA from the University of Colorado. She has been actively involved in the community for three decades, successfully advocating for schools, students, neighborhoods, and parks.

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JAN 31 DEADLINE | REGISTERED NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION (RNO) RENEWAL OR REGISTRATION 
To renew or register your RNO, please visit www.DenverGov.org/RNOThe city is providing use of its Zoom licensing to allow RNOs to hold virtual meetings. Please submit an online meeting request form on the RNO webpage.

FEB 2 | DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING | 6 - 7 PM
Do you have questions for our Denver Police Officers? Join the next meeting to hear what is happening and to ask questions. Click here to join the meetingEmail Christie Mochoruk at christie.mochoruk@denvergov.org with questions. 


FEB 7 | SHARE THE LOVE DAYS: FREE DAY AT THE DENVER ZOO - ENTER TO WIN TICKETS

On select Share the Love Days in 2021, the Denver Zoo is giving love right back to the community with 125 FREE ticket vouchers for every 15-minute admission window. The next free day at Denver Zoo is February 7! Enter here to win tickets


FEB 8 | GROUP LIVING PUBLIC HEARING

The proposal will be before the full council for a vote on February 8 with a virtual public hearing. You can sign up to speak at the virtual hearing by going here (Public Hearings — Required and Courtesy - City and County of Denver (denvergov.org) on February 8 at 4:30 PM. You can watch the meetings live on Channel 8 or online. You can also watch recordings of the meetings here.


FEB 9 & 16 | DENVER CLERK & RECORDER AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS FOR HOMEOWNERS | 6 PM

Due to the economic impact on homeowners caused by the current pandemic, The Office of the Denver Clerk and Recorder, the Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection, the Denver Housing Authority and other community partners will host a series of virtual townhalls for Denver homeowners.

  • February 9 - Housing counseling and other resources
  • February 16 - ¿Que es una quiebra hipotecaria? ¿Qué puede esperar y donde puede encontrar apoyo?

Visit denverclerkandrecorder.org for meeting links and more information.


FEB 11 | CIVIC CENTER NEXT 100: CIVIC CENTER PARK + BANNOCK STREET CONCEPT DESIGN | PUBLIC WORKSHOP #1 | 5:30 - 7 PM

What do you imagine for the next 100 years of Civic Center? Civic Center Next 100 takes the 2005 Civic Center Master Plan and brings it to life for the Denver of today and the generations to come. Join the first public workshop to learn about the history and current conditions and share your feedback for the future of Civic Center.
Join the meeting here: https://link.livable-cities.com/civic-center-next-100
Join by phone:720-928-9299 (Webinar ID: 837 6005 4017)

Denver’s planning department has been working on updates to our Zoning Code addressing household size and residential care. An advisory group met for several years and recommended changes earlier this year. You can learn more about the process and proposal here. Some council members and many community members had concerns about the recommendations. Responding to those concerns--and working closely with council members--the planning department developed a final revised proposal that the Council will be voting on at the February 8 meeting. 

Multiple community meetings were held in 2020. Councilwoman Black met and communicated with many neighborhood organizations, other groups and individuals to discuss the various group living proposals intended to address issues with our zoning code. 

Some key elements of interest to southeast Denver residents are:

  • Maximum household size will go from 2 unrelated people* and unlimited family members to a maximum of 5 unrelated adults plus minor children. As is currently allowed, any size family can occupy a home. (*Note: currently a household can include a third unrelated adult resident with a permit.)
  • Community corrections will not be allowed in SU (single unit) or TU (two unit) neighborhoods.
  • Type 2 residential care in SU and TU neighborhoods will be limited to 11-20 guests and restricted to existing structures built for civic, public or institutional use--not houses.
  • There will be spacing or density requirements for residential care serving up to 10 people.

The proposal will be before the full council for a vote on February 8 with a virtual public hearing. You can sign up to speak at the virtual hearing by going here (Public Hearings — Required and Courtesy - City and County of Denver (denvergov.org) on February 8 at 4:30 PM. You can watch the meetings live on Channel 8 or online. You can also watch recordings of the meetings here.

Thank you to the many residents who shared their thoughts on this complex proposal.

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We are in the early stages of forming this work group. The goal for the RSJI Work Group is to bring people together to make our world a better place. If you are interested in joining, or to learn more, click here and scroll down to the RSJI Work Group informtaion section.