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Aug 7, 2020

Mayor Hancock appoints DOTI’s James Fisher as Deputy City Attorney

Mayor Michael B. Hancock this week appointed James Fisher as Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of Denver.

Aug 6, 2020

City Plans Release of Another $25.6 Million of Coronavirus Relief Funds

The City and County of Denver announced today plans to infuse another $25.6 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds into the local economy to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus on Denver residents, workers, small businesses, and non-profits.

Jul 29, 2020

New Pilot Program Encourages More Sustainability and More Affordable Housing

Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD) is launching a pilot program that will incentivize five 100% affordable housing projects and five projects that build according to the new Denver Green Code. The pilot was announced at Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s annual State of the City address on Monday.

Jul 27, 2020

Text of Mayor Hancock’s 2020 State of the City Address

Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 2020 State of the City Address as prepared.

Jul 27, 2020

Mayor Hancock Delivers State of the City Address Amid Challenging Times for our Community

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today delivered the annual State of the City Address, focusing on the city’s resolve to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, a weakened economy, homelessness, an increase in violent and youth crime, and systemic racism.

Jul 20, 2020

Mayor Hancock Appoints Elias Diggins as Sheriff

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today appointed Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) Chief of Operations Elias Diggins as Sheriff for the City and County of Denver.

Jul 14, 2020

Denver microgrants to help more than 1,000 youth, families in youth violence prevention amid pandemic

The City and County of Denver will award 17 organizations with microgrant funding to support intervention and prevention programs that provide direct services to Denver’s youth and their families.

Jul 2, 2020

Denver City Government Closed Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6

Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. In addition, most City and County Denver offices will be closed Monday, July 6 due to a previously announced furlough day for city employees.

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.