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One of the most divisive issues in our city and, specifically in the district I represent, is gentrification. Gentrification at its core is an economic force in low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods. Typically, these neighborhoods tend to be... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Government

You don’t have to wander far to see and feel the growing pains as our city continues to grapple with the challenges and opportunities that come with the pace of growth we are experiencing. I am the youngest member of the Denver City Council, but... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Government

One hundred square feet doesn’t sound like much for a home, but compared to a bed in a shelter or a park bench, it’s a castle. Or at least that’s what the tiny house movement is betting on in several cities around the country, including Denver. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Neighborhoods

The evolution of what could soon be Denver’s biggest music festival, set to take place at Overland Golf Course, has surely been one long, strange trip. This month, on July 10, the community will learn what the contract between Superfly... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:01 AM Government

14 years ago, the Denver City Council enacted a strategic plan for the city’s parks and recreational centers. We called it Game Plan 2003. It was tied to the larger, 20-year comprehensive plan developed for the city in 2000. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

Denver’s parks are the heart of our city. Family picnics, pick-up soccer games, evening strolls, 10K runs and so much more happens in our beautiful parks. From our highest mountain park at Summit Lake (at nearly 13,000 feet) to... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

Local government is one of the most accessible levels of government for residents, and the City benefits from frequent and direct feedback on infrastructure and daily life, ranging from your streets to your parks and libraries. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Government

Local government is one of the most accessible levels of government for residents, and the City benefits from frequent and direct feedback on infrastructure and daily life, ranging from your streets to your parks and libraries. But it can still be... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Government

By now, almost everyone in South Denver and many others from around the world have heard the news: The International Church of Cannabis at 400 S. Logan St., located in the former Mt. Calvary Apostolic Church, opened April 20, the unofficial... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Business 1 Comments

Each new generation brings fresh ideas and concepts to our world. Some truly beneficial visions become trends and create a new way of life; other ill-conceived notions become, thankfully, just fads. When a concept involves economic gain, it... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:23 PM Government

Who wants a cell phone? Everyone, it seems. Who wants a cell antenna pole in their front yard? Therein lies the dilemma. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:19 PM Neighborhoods

Greetings, honored constituents – Much has been made of President Trump’s threats to withhold Federal funding from those “sanctuary cities” failing to honor immigration laws. And rightfully so. Is Denver a sanctuary city? more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Government

Hardly anyone reads the Denver Zoning Code for pleasure. But, recently, what looked to be another ho-hum amendment to Small Lot Parking Zone Exemptions has become a vigorous discussion. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Government

Short-term rentals (STRs)—rentals for less than 30 days—are increasingly popular in tourist-heavy Denver. VRBO.com started here in 1995 as a solution to rent vacation mountain condos. Today, the website currently lists 2,600 owner-managed rentals... more

Feb 7, 2017 12:01 PM Government

Denver’s marijuana industry is beginning a push to extend hours past the currently mandated 7p.m. There’s no formal proposal yet, but the Denver City Council Special Issues Marijuana Committee heard from the cannabis industry on Jan. 9 that... more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 PM Government

After months of debate by neighborhood representatives, developers and housing experts, the city will hold public hearings and vote on a proposal to tighten the zoning code’s Small Lot Parking Exemption. Currently, lots in mixed-use commercial... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:59 AM Government

Development, densification, traffic, parking and the demolition of structures in neighborhoods and along main street commercial districts like Old South Pearl Street has caused a lot of friction as Denver continues to grow at a faster rate than more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Government 2 Comments

The City and County of Denver is vibrant and thriving—ranked number one on U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Places to Live rankings for its value, strong job market and high quality of life. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Government

I have always supported reducing air pollution as it has negative impacts for everyone who lives in the region, but especially on people living near roads and highways. Vehicles with no tailpipe emissions offer a tremendous opportunity... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

Denver is beginning the planning process for a new GO Bond in 2017. GO Bonds must be approved by the voters. With your permission, the City sells bonds to investors. We use the funds they provide to pay for the maintenance... more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Government