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Mar 7, 2019

Denver Asks For Input On Voter-Approved Parks Spending

Yesterday, the City and County of Denver launched a month-long community outreach process to engage residents in capital planning around the Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan and the recently approved parks funding measure. Residents are encouraged to offer input through comment cards in all libraries and recreation centers, through online surveys and during five upcoming town halls.

Mar 7, 2019

Tampons a Luxury Item? Denver Taxes Them That Way — but Maybe Not for Long

If anyone needs evidence that this is a man's world — or at least one long built by and for men — consider that hair-growth products like Rogaine are exempt from taxation in at least eight states, but feminine hygiene products are still taxed like luxury items, including right here in Denver. Meanwhile, so-called necessities, such as groceries and medication, aren't.

Mar 6, 2019

What You Need to Know About Denver’s Updated E-Bike Rules

Can you ride on the sidewalks? Do you need a helmet? Here's what you need to know about the new regulations governing how electronic bikes are operated in Denver.

Mar 5, 2019

New Denver-Based Mobile App Connects Businesses with Workers on Demand

A Denver-based app, GigSmart, has launched to connect potential workers with job opportunities. Businesses, charities and individuals who are in need of urgent on-demand labor needs can connect with workers looking to earn money, gain experience, volunteer or pursue their passion.

Mar 5, 2019

Colorado’s “far-fetched” hyperloop hopes fade as traffic woes continue

In December, BamBrogan’s hyperloop company shut its doors, according to Amy Ford, communications director for Colorado Department of Transportation.

Feb 28, 2019

Denver Board of Ethics Vacancies

There will be two vacancies on the Denver Board of Ethics effective May 1, 2019.

Feb 26, 2019

Denver City Council Approves Homeownership Repair Program Contract with Denver Urban Renewal Authority

A long-standing Denver program, promoting housing stability among low- and moderate-income homeowners, has been extended through May 2020. Denver City Council last night approved a contract with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) to continue administering the Single Family Rehabilitation program (SFR).

Feb 26, 2019

Apply for Denver Board of Ethics

There will be two vacancies on the Denver Board of Ethics effective May 1, 2019. Any interested persons are invited to apply for one of the seats by sending a resume and a letter of interest no later than MARCH 29, 2019 to Michael Henry,

Feb 22, 2019

Youth Summer Job Fairs Scheduled for March and April

With Denver’s unemployment rate currently at 3.7 percent, summer job opportunities are shaping up to be more promising this year than ever for young people. To connect young adults age 16-24 with summer jobs, Denver Workforce Services is offering a series of Summer Job and Resource Fairs. Events will be held on the following dates, featuring a wide range of hiring employers and job search resources:

Feb 22, 2019

Capital Project Planning Town Halls

The Department of Finance and Denver Parks and Recreation are gathering input on the Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan and the recently approved parks funding (measure 2A).

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