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Jan 04, 2018
In 2016, there were over 60,000 overdose (OD) deaths in the United States related to opioids. This surpasses more deaths than those Americans killed in Vietnam. This is a public health emergency and we as Americans should be appalled and alarmed. In Denver, we lost 174 individuals to OD deaths, that is more than triple the murders and vehicular deaths in our city for 2016. As the President of Denver City Council, I am outraged and believe we must act now to help save the lives of Denver residents struggling with this addiction. I am working with the Mayor’s Administration on an Opioid Task Force to help coordinate resources for a collective impact for our City.
Dec 01, 2017
November 30, 2017 West Coast staple In-N-Out is headed to Colorado. Business Insider reports that the burger chain is planning to open a distribution center in Colorado Springs, which will set the stage for a number of new In-N-Out restaurants in the state.
Dec 01, 2017
Denver City Council President Albus Brooks said he was impressed with how safe and effective supervised injection facilities were in Canada, after traveling to Vancouver to see the facilities first hand on Nov. 8. “I believe if people keep dying at this rate you will see something like this in Denver,” Brooks said. “I’m all in on a strategy to curb opioid use and I believe safe use sites can be an important piece to that.”
Nov 16, 2017
Denver could become one of the first cities in the nation to open a safe injection site, where drug users can inject drugs without fear of arrest and with trained medical staff on site.
Nov 14, 2017
Denver’s city council approved Mayor Michael Hancock’s proposed $2 billion budget in a 10-3 vote on Monday, setting the spending plan for the year ahead. However, several council members expressed concerns and criticisms about the early execution of Denver’s major new affordable housing effort.
Nov 07, 2017
In semi-private booths, each with a chair and a mirror, Denver heroin users could shoot up with clean needles, no threat of arrest and under the supervision of staff trained to jump in with a life-saving antidote in case of overdose.
Nov 07, 2017
City officials celebrated the start of construction on a revamped National Western Center with a chorus of sledgehammer slams against the old International Paper building in Elyria Swansea.
Oct 30, 2017
Tonight, October 30, Denver City Council will hear the second reading of a proposed smoking ban for the 16th Street Mall, and it's widely expected to pass despite criticism from assorted community advocates, who fear the measure is a stealthy way to attack homeless individuals who congregate in the area. Sponsoring councilman Albus Brooks insists the policy is about health, not homelessness, and touts protections built into his bill that he sees as guarantees that it won't be abused. Fellow councilman Paul López promises he'll be watching closely to see if that proves to be the case.
Oct 25, 2017
Denver City Council President Albus Brooks didn’t respond to an email he received on Monday, but he did share it online.
Oct 24, 2017
There was no discussion and no objections when the Denver City Council gave initial approval Monday night to a ban on smoking and vaping on the 16th Street Mall. The ban had appeared to be a tad more controversial when it was heard earlier this month by the City Council’s housing and safety committee, but the council members who had the most concerns about it said Monday they aren’t sure they have the votes for a sunset clause.