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May 29, 2018

Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center Join $1 Museum & Cultural Center Admission Program for Families Who Receive Food Assistance

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services (DHS) welcomed the Denver Zoo and History Colorado Center into the city’s $1 Museum and Cultural Center Admission Program. The DHS program gives families and individuals who participate in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) food benefits program access to four local cultural institutions: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado Center, and the Denver Zoo. SNAP participants receive general admission to all four facilities for $1 for themselves and up to nine additional people by simply showing their EBT card at the ticket window.

May 22, 2018

Denver Announces Pilot Program to Raise Awareness of Energy Costs in Homes

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is now offering free a Home Energy Score to sellers, buyers and recent owners with helpful information about a home’s estimated energy use and opportunities for savings and efficiency. The free pilot program aims to score 300 single-family homes that have been recently purchased, are soon to be listed, or are currently on the market.

May 22, 2018

Denver Releases Needs Assessment on Opioid Use

Today, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) released the Denver Needs Assessment on Opioid Use, which was created using in-depth interviews with people who use opioids. The report highlights the experiences of people in Denver who use opioids and includes recommendations with regards to drug treatment and recovery, as well as basic needs and services.

May 22, 2018

First List of Community-Supported Neighborhood Investments Move Forward

The first investments into Denver’s neighborhoods proposed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock as part of the 2017 General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) received final approval from City Council last night. From more bike lanes and improved roads and bridges to park enhancements and major construction of cultural facilities and Denver Health, the $193 million list of initial projects delivers on high priority investments that are ready to get going.

May 17, 2018

Date and Locations Set for Police Chief Search Community Meetings

Date and Locations Set for Police Chief Search Community Meetings DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the dates and locations for four community meetings the city will host to gather community feedback on what residents expect of Denver’s next Police Chief. “Community input is a vital component of the selection of Denver’s next Police Chief, and these community meetings will provide that opportunity for residents to voice what qualities and attributes we should consider in making that selection,” Mayor Hancock said. The Police Chief Search Community Meetings will be held: • Tuesday, May 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Regis Groff Campus, 18250 E. 51st Ave., Denver, CO 80249 • Tuesday, May 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211 • Tuesday, June 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Westwood Community Center (SWIC), 1000 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80219 • Saturday, June 9, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Windsor Gardens (Center Point), 597 S. Clinton St., Denver, CO 80247 The city has also set up an email address – – as an additional platform for public input. Feedback emailed through Sunday, June 10 will be advanced to the Police Chief Search Committee, along with the input collected at the four community meetings, so that the committee may consider it as they work to identify candidates for consideration by Mayor Hancock. Mayor Hancock announced the launch of the Police Chief application process and the members appointed to the Police Chief Search Committee on May 10. Current and retired members of the Denver Police Department who have held a rank of Lieutenant or higher for at least five years can apply for the Police Chief appointment at until May 27. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a non-profit with more than 30 years of expertise in recruiting and identifying well-qualified candidates for the appointment of Police Chief, will review applicant submissions and advance a pool of qualified candidates to the Police Chief Search Committee. The committee will review the pool of candidates, interview individuals that meet the expectations established through community input, and advance candidates to the Mayor. The members of the Police Chief Search Committee are: • Troy Riggs, Search Committee Chair and Executive Director of Public Safety • Councilwoman Kendra Black, Denver City Council, District 4 • Councilman Christopher Herndon, Denver City Council, District 8 • Ryan Brackley, Assistant District Attorney, Denver District Attorney’s Office • Technician Tyrone Campbell, Denver Police Department • Linda Childears, President and CEO, Daniels Fund • Stephanie Donner, General Counsel, Galvanize Inc. • Detective Rachel Eid, Denver Police Department • Charlie Garcia, Executive Council Member, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section • Reverend Terrence Hughes, President, Greater Denver Ministerial Alliance • L. Roger Hutson, President and CEO, HRM Resources III, LLC • Gerardo Lopez, Executive Director, Homies Unidos • John McMillian, Founder, Be Better Than Average • Nicole Melaku, Executive Director, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition • Qusair Mohamedbhai, Partner, Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC • Daniel Ramos, Executive Director, One Colorado

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