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Dec 12, 2013

The Bottom Line: 2014 Budget Prudent but Improves Services

Denver’s 2014 City Budget will guide spending across departments, expand access to programs and services, fund important priorities set by the City Council, and improve infrastructure.  For the first time in five years, thanks to voter approval of Measure 2A in 2012, a recovering economy, and strong fiscal management, Denver does not face a budget shortfall in 2014.  The Mayor’s original budget included $3 million to seed an affordable housing trust fund and new funding for bike-pedestrian planning and infrastructure in accordance with Council-adopted budget priorities.  Through additional dialogue with Council, the final budget will also help Denver keep pace with the quickly changing economy by ensuring we have adequate staffing to oversee plans and permitting.  

Aug 8, 2013

Notice of Rule & Regulation Amendment

Notice of Rule & Regulation Amendment : Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity Policy and Fees 
Notice is hereby given that effective September 12, 2013, the Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activity Policy and Fees adopted by Parks and Recreation will be amended and a public hearing will take place.

Apr 27, 2013

Denver Parks and Recreation Would Like Public Input for New Policy

The Denver Parks and Recreation Department (DPR) is developing a new policy to address those individuals and entities who have been using the park for private or personal gain without a permit.  While this has traditionally been referred to as commercial use of the parks, the Parks and Recreation Department defines it as Private Outdoor Fee-Based Activities (POFA) as we have a number of permits issued for commercial purposes within  our parks.  Examples of these activities are boot camps or workout groups that hold their classes in various parks.  This type of activity does require a permit under city ordinance, but the Parks and Recreation department hasn’t had a permit structure in place for this type of activity.

Apr 18, 2013

March 2013 Newsletter

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Apr 3, 2013

Help For Homebuyers: Metro Cities Announce 2013 Homebuyer Assistance Program

DENVER, CO ­— Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — Buoyed by successes from past homeowner programs and with an eye on the future, the City and County of Denver and the Metro Mayors Caucus today launched the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program, a new funding initiative to encourage home ownership.

Apr 3, 2013

Denver Water approves mandatory watering restrictions

The Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring a Stage 2 drought, which means customers will have two assigned watering days a week beginning April 1.