Denver Decides

denverdecidesGet Ready for the
May 5th Municipal Elections!
Candidate Forums

Come to these live and lively events to learn more about the candidates before the May 5th Municipal Election. The Forums will start at 6:30 p.m. and each Forum will run from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the number of candidates involved. Programs will be recorded by Denver 8 for TV and online viewing.
Council District boundaries change with this election. If you are unsure of your district, you can find maps on the Denver Elections website or under Voter Information at www.lwvdenver.org. Continue reading

INC Re: Entertainment Districts in Denver

INC Resolution on Entertainment Districts in Denver
Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation strongly urges City Council, the Mayor and the Department of Excise and Licenses not to allow the establishment of any “entertainment districts” in the City and County of Denver. Entertainment districts are authorized by Colorado Revised Statutes 12-47-301. If approved by City Council and licensed by the Department of Excise and Licenses, such districts could allow service and consumption of alcohol later than 2:00am 365 days per year and would allow patrons to carry and consume alcohol anywhere within the designated entertainment district, Continue reading

2015 Candidate Questionnaire

2015 Council MapIn March of 2015 Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation sent all Candidates for City Council a questionnaire comprised of 26 questions, provided here.   The candidate answers can be found here or at http://denverinc.org/2015-city-council-candidate-questionnaire/

Council Election Brings Chance For Neighborhoods To Be Heard [Wash Park Profile]

While she has just completed her term as Denver INC’s VP, we haven’t heard the last from Cindy Johnstone. Case in point, this recent article in the Wash Park Profile:
Council Election Brings Chance For Neighborhoods To Be Heard
The article stresses the importance of citizen awareness of the issues that impact us all. Thanks for working hard to empower our Denver neighborhoods, Cindy.

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INC Counsels Caution in Denver’s New “Shared Economy”

At the March 14th delegate meeting, Denver INC supported a resolution which urges the Mayor and City Council to thoughtfully consider all the implications for Denver citizens and potential detrimental effects on the social and cultural fabric of Denver’s residential neighborhoods. The passing resolution, which was altered from an earlier, more strongly worded version, also requests more transparency and a stronger voice for neighborhood interests on the Sharing Economy Task Force. READ the RESOLUTION

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Community Guide to Liquor Licenses

community.guideIn the interest of facilitating strong relationships between neighborhoods and businesses and minimizing common concerns associated with the sale of liquor, the City and County of Denver ensures that all key stakeholders have a voice in the liquor licensing process. Liquor licenses are a privilege, not a right, and residents, business owners, school officials, property owners and others affected by license applications all have the opportunity to express their opinions about the impacts of proposed alcohol outlets in their neighborhoods. The Denver Office of Drug Strategy has created a  guide that  provides neighborhood groups and residents with information and strategies to minimize the potential challenges of having alcohol outlets in their community.

Download the guide here

 

ZAP Co-Chair Concerned with Denver’s Future

It’s Time to Take Our City Back, Denver
As guest commentator for the Denver Post, INC’s Zoning and Planning Committee Co-Chair, Greg Kerwin, takes City Hall to task for cozy relationships with developers. He questions the imposition of high density projects on largely residential neighborhoods, without adequate infrastructure. While he writes on his own behalf, we value his contribution to this important dialogue about Denver’s future. Click HERE to read the column.

"BRINGING BACK DENVER CONDO MARKET" Denver Post 2/282015

“BRINGING BACK DENVER CONDO MARKET”           Denver Post 2/28/2015