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Nov 15, 2017

Denver Expands City Composting Program

There’s no better way to take part in America Recycles Day than by signing up for compost service in Denver! All neighborhoods citywide are now eligible for compost collection service – Denver Public Works has expanded its program this year to help increase Denver’s current recycling and composting rate of 20 percent to 34 percent by 2020.

Nov 14, 2017

Denver Arts & Venues presents insides: progress of Denver's cultural plan

Denver residents overwhelmingly agree that arts, culture and creativity in Denver are important in bringing communities together, enhancing Denver’s economy, drawing tourism, supporting neighborhoods, increasing quality of life and improving Denver’s national reputation, and more than 80% of survey participants consider Denver to be an arts town.

Nov 06, 2017

Denver Prepares for Icy Conditions

With an icy drizzle expected overnight into tomorrow, Denver Public Works will have snow plow crews available to keep watch on bridges and overpasses and put down de-icing material, as needed. Commuters are encouraged to give themselves extra time Tuesday morning to get to their destinations, as wet streets could be potentially icy in spots.

Nov 06, 2017

Denver Police to Conduct Live-Gunfire Testing of ShotSpotter System

Tonight, November 6, 2017, between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., the Denver Police Department (DPD) will be conducting live-gunfire testing of the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system. ShotSpotter detects the sound of gunshots and helps DPD to identify the area in which the shots were fired. This exercise will test the current system and does not include any new locations or installations of the system.

Nov 02, 2017

Arts & Venues Announce IMAGINE 2020 District Challenge Events

In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 -- Denver’s Cultural Plan, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has challenged City Council members to infuse arts and culture into their council districts during Denver Arts Week (Nov. 3-11).

Nov 02, 2017

District 9 GO Bond Projects

The City and County of Denver is proposing a $937 million General Obligation (GO) Bond to restore, replace, and expand infrastructure and capital assets across the city. See how the GO Bond projects affect District 9.

Nov 01, 2017

Denver's 2017 LeafDrop Program to Open Weekend Drop-Off Sites

Is your Jack-O’-Lantern still sitting on the porch from Halloween? Give it a second life and take it to a Denver LeafDrop site for composting! Beginning this Saturday, November 4, six neighborhood LeafDrop locations will open for three weekends. Denver residents can drop-off raked leaves and pumpkins, which will be turned into a high-quality compost for residents to purchase in May.

Oct 31, 2017

Programs to Assist Residents with Utilities and Rental Costs Begin November 1st

The City and County of Denver will expand assistance for residents needing help with energy and utility costs or rental assistance beginning November 1, 2017.

Oct 31, 2017

Independent Evaluator Reports "Early Success is Promising" for Denver's Social impact

Partners of Denver’s first ever Social Impact Bond (SIB) to provide chronically homeless individuals with permanent housing and supportive services today released the results of the first independent evaluation and first subsequent payment to investors. According to the report from the Urban Institute, the program has been successful in its first year, and will result in a first payment of $188,000.

Oct 31, 2017

Mandatory Benchmarking Ordinance Achieves 85% Compliance Rate

Just under a year after passing Energize Denver, an ordinance that requires large commercial and multifamily building owners to measure and publicly report their building’s energy performance, Environmental Health staff reports 85% of buildings over 50,000 square feet are in compliance. The City will publish building energy performance data each year to enable the market to better value energy efficiency, like MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food.