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Jul 1, 2020

Mayor Hancock announces support for Safe Outdoor Space, new funding to address homelessness

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced his support for two major proposals to better support and serve people experiencing homelessness – the establishment of temporary, managed campsites and the creation of a new dedicated funding source.

Jun 19, 2020

Mayor Launches Community Process to Review Public Asset Naming Using an Equity Lens

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that he has asked the Agency of Human Rights and Community Partnerships advisory board, a diverse and inclusive set of representatives from the city’s advocacy commissions, and the at-large members of City Council to survey, take community input on and provide recommendations for the potential renaming of landmarks and other public spaces in the city named for individuals associated with racist groups or ideologies. The group will work with residents and neighborhoods to identify locations and other assets, including buildings and parks, for potential renaming.

Jun 18, 2020

Mayor Hancock celebrates Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reverse the move by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

May 31, 2020

City Officials Provide Update Following Saturday’s Demonstrations

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Police Chief Paul Pazen and District Attorney Beth McCann today updated the public after a fourth day of peaceful demonstrations and several nights of destruction and violence.

May 30, 2020

Mayor Hancock Responds to Recent Destruction

Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced a citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30 and the deployment of the Colorado National Guard to help protect people and property following two consecutive nights of destructive disturbances.

May 29, 2020

Mayor Hancock and Chief of Police Respond to Thursday’s Protests

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen addressed the media and public this morning regarding the unrest that occurred during Thursday’s protests in Denver.

Apr 30, 2020

Mayor Hancock urges Congress to include direct funding for cities and states in next stimulus bill

Mayor Michael B. Hancock has sent a letter to Colorado’s congressional delegation urging them to support the inclusion of direct emergency funding assistance to cities and states in the next federal stimulus bill.

Apr 24, 2020

City and County of Denver COVID-19 Response Update Denver to Extend Stay at Home order

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that Denver will extend the public health order directing residents to stay at home through May 8.

Apr 23, 2020

Denver Offers Guidance on Park Use During Stay at Home Order

As the weekend approaches, a reminder that most Denver parks remain open for use to support the health and well-being of residents but with some new guidelines and restrictions. Denver Parks & Recreation has issued a temporary directive to prohibit the possession and consumption of beer, wine, and champagne in parks and other outdoor public spaces the agency manages. The temporary directive goes into effect on Friday, April 24 through July 23, 2020. It is intended to support and promote the stay at home and social distancing directives and ensure the safety of outdoor public spaces during the emergency. Other restrictions, including the prohibition of the possession and consumption of spirituous liquor or hard liquor, remain in place under the city’s rules for alcohol in parks and other public spaces.

Apr 20, 2020

City and County of Denver Provides Updates on COVID-19 Response

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced several updates to Denver’s response to COVID-19, underscoring the need to continue to stay at home and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Mayor and the Emergency Operations Center have begun recovery planning efforts, but physical distancing remains the most effective tool currently to limit the spread of the virus.

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