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Jul 30, 2018

2,000 People Could Live in Broncos Development by 2022, City Documents Say

Earlier this year, the Denver Broncos football team and other officials announced their plans to build a residential and commercial development on the southern parking lots of Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver’s Elected Officials Could Finally Have Sexual Harassment Rules Soon

Denver City Council members on Tuesday gave a preliminary approval to several new proposals. The central piece, a new “respectful workplace” policy, sets out definitions of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation. And it lays out the procedures for complaining about alleged harassment by council members and their staff.

Jul 24, 2018

Denver Council Weighs in on River Mile Plan to Replace Elitch Gardens

At a city meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Duggan was trying to convince the city council to allow him to form special taxing districts on the 60-acre property that includes Elitch’s. That could allow him to build an estimated $665 million of infrastructure for River Mile, from parks to roads and flood controls around the South Platte River.

Jul 19, 2018

Denver City Council Proposal Would Force Landlords to Accept Housing Vouchers

A Denver City Council committee passed a proposal that would force landlords to accept non-traditional forms of payment for rent.

Jul 18, 2018

Denver Takes Aim at Some Landlords’ Practice of Rejecting Section 8 Voucher Holders as Potential Tenants

Denver landlords no longer would be allowed to shut the door on potential renters holding subsidized housing vouchers under a proposal that is garnering pushback from industry groups.

Jul 08, 2018

Denver City Councilwoman Says Her Plan Would End Housing Discrimination

See Councilwoman Kniech on Politics Unplugged discuss Source of Income Discrimination and the recently introduced bill that would ban the practice.

Jun 28, 2018

What Good is Housing Help if You Can’t Spend it Anywhere? Denver Leader Wants to Ban “Income Discrimination.”

Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech’s new bill, introduced today, would require Denver landlords to accept all forms of payment, including vouchers, ending what she describes as a form of discrimination.

Jun 25, 2018

As Colorado Construction Industry Makes Plans to Hire 30,000, Denver is Using its Leverage to Add Local-Hiring Rules on Projects

Local leaders are using the city’s leverage on a large public contract to make sure residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods share in the thousands of new jobs created by the construction boom in Denver.

Jun 24, 2018

For Denver Apartment Builders, Luxury Still King Despite Demand for Workforce Units

“I am concerned about an oversupply of luxury,” City Councilwoman Robin Kniech said this week. “I think there is this vague hope out there that if developers overbuild luxury, they will lower prices. I don’t see any evidence that is a likely outcome."

Jun 13, 2018

New Program Hopes to Give Tenants a Fair Chance in Eviction Cases

On June 13, Denver City Council announced a pilot program designed to prevent homelessness by providing low-income renters facing eviction free legal assistance. Colorado Legal Services will administer the program, which is funded through a combination of grants and contributions from the budgets of all thirteen city council members' offices.

 

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