Tag Archives: Denver City Council

Denver City Council rejects ethics board’s advice, OKs new rules on pricey plane tickets and other city gifts for officials

The Denver City Council, against the advice of ethics watchdogs, has adopted new rules that will allow council members and the mayor to continue receiving […]...

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July 9, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

No ethical issue with free business-class flights for Denver officials, City Council committee says

Denver City Council members say that freebies from the city don’t sway their decision-making. Still, recent criticism about some of them accepting $10,000 plane tickets […]...

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June 19, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Guest Post: An Office of Public Private Partnership Denver Doesn’t Need

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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February 16, 2018 Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver’s independent safety monitor insulated from political whims

Denver’s Referred Question 2B has passed. The city’s independent monitoring office for its police and sheriff’s departments will be preserved in the city charter. That […]...

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November 8, 2016 Civil Rights, Politics, The Mix

‘You have a gavel for a reason:’ Denver City Council rejects president’s talking time limits

Most of us have wanted to interrupt or cut off rambling co workers, but few of us have any control over how long they speak. […]...

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October 19, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Want to help solve Denver’s housing crisis? Apply for this key committee

The committee to guide and implement Denver’s first-ever affordable housing fund is still looking for applications — and the deadline is this Friday. Eleven members […]...

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October 11, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver Council president seeks to curtail colleagues’ rambling

Either Denver City Council members blather too much, or someone’s trying to muzzle critics of Mayor Michael Hancock. Those are the takes on a proposed […]...

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September 22, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver adopts Hancock’s affordable housing fund

Denver City Council established a permanent, dedicated affordable housing fund Monday night in a vote of 9-4. The fund was constructed by Mayor Michael Hancock’s […]...

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September 19, 2016 Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hancock’s affordable housing plan passes handily on first vote. Herndon’s alternative scrapes through

Denver City Council on Monday unanimously gave preliminary approval to a plan put forth by Mayor Michael Hancock and council members Albus Brooks and Robin […]...

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September 13, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Hancock’s affordable housing plan gets preliminary nod

A committee of Denver council members on Wednesday unanimously approved Mayor Michael Hancock’s plan to create a dedicated fund for affordable housing in the city. […]...

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August 25, 2016 Civil Rights, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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