Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMay 24, 20179min537

After nearly a decade, Denver Regional Transportation District’s University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations need to become more visible gateways to surrounding communities, rather than the "back doors" they now represent to their neighborhoods, according to a study of the two stations and their mobility possibilities. “It is time these stations transition from commuter stations to integrated mobility hubs and active local destinations,” reads an online City and County of Denver study description.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMay 12, 20178min576

The first of Denver’s marijuana social consumption permit applications are expected this summer, after proposed rules and regulations called for under Denver’s Initiative 300 are adopted. Ashley Kilroy, executive director of the city’s Department of Excise & Licenses, discussed the main provisions of the ordinance establishing the four-year pilot program and the proposed timeline for implementation at a recent City Council Special Issues Committee meeting.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMay 5, 20178min493

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, fear of deportation is prevalent among Denver’s Latino community, as it is across the country, due to the federal government’s tough stance on immigration and President Donald Trump’s actions, such as proposing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That was part of the preliminary findings from the Denver Latino Commission in its 2016 report to Denver City Council members. The commission was also asked to help the Council decide how to help residents respond to likely sharp property tax hikes in low-income, mostly Latino, communities.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMay 1, 20177min541

Getting a sense of what the citizens of the City and County of Denver think are key issues their elected officials should address depends on who is asked. So, Denver City Council, like many other governing bodies in other cities, often seeks survey results to help tell them what they should spend their time — and taxpayer dollars — on as they make policy and budget decisions.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinApril 28, 20178min441

It sometimes seemed like something from science fiction, as Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee viewed a presentation on driverless, or autonomous, vehicles by a venture capital investor and author of a book on the technology, with another book planned. Rutt Bridges, founder of Colorado’s Bighorn Center for Public Policy and former candidate for U.S. Senate and governor, said he ...