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Centennial Community Grant Program now available

The City of Centennial has launched a community grant program to enhance and foster neighborhood collaboration. The intention of this program is to reduce code violations and spur additional private investment within neighborhoods through the support of resident-led improvement projects and engagement opportunities. Two types of grants are available and both  continue to pursue the …

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CHV Council meets with Congresswoman Diana DeGette

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On June 1, Colorado Congressional District One U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette met virtually with the Cherry Hills Village City Council, which she does every few years. Mayor Stewart noted that he and the congresswomanboth attended Colorado College. He pointed out that she then went to New York University law …

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New law will gather health data and limit MJ concentrates for ages 18 to 20

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER After all 35 members of the Colorado state senate voted to approve HB21-1317, Regulating Marijuana Concentrates, on June 3, they sent it back to the state House, where, on June 8, all 65 members concurred, resulting in a unanimous vote. What is even more unusual is that the bill …

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Judge grants Coffman’s request to block part of new Aurora law

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On May 28, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Peter Michaelson issued an order that included a preliminary injunction barring implementation of some parts of a campaign finance reform ordinance passed by the Aurora City Council last November.  The order was in response to a lawsuit filed on March 17 …

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GV District One City Council Member Jerry Presley won’t seek re-election

BY Freda Miklin – Governmental Reporter In a letter sent to the residents of Greenwood Village district one on June 5, City Council Member Jerry Presley announced that he would not run for re-election on November 2, adding that he hoped his letter would “encourage others to serve our community by running for office.” Presley …

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Polis is giving away $6,250,000 just for getting vaccinated

By Freda Miklin – Governmental Reporter When Governor Polis was asked by a reporter on June 2 whether it was right to pay people up to $1,000,000 as a reward for getting a vaccine to protect them from COVID-19, the governor answered that he expects the million-dollar rewards and the $50,000 being given to 25 …

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Local law enforcement objects to revised law limiting custodial arrests

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER After SB21-062, “Jail Population Management Tools: Concerning measures to reduce jail populations” was introduced on February 16, 19 police chiefs and sheriffs in south metro Denver wrote an open letter titled, “18th Judicial District Chiefs’ and Sheriffs’ Opposition Letter for Colorado Senate Bill 21-062” dated March 25, to voice …

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Nine years later, still no solution for traffic at Belleview and I-25

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER After continuous efforts over the past nine years to solve the overflowing traffic problem on Belleview Avenue and I-25, the funding partners for this project, the City and County of Denver, Arapahoe County, Greenwood Village, and the Southeast Public Improvement Metropolitan District (SPIMED), have not been able to agree …

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Alcohol To Go Bill unanimously passes State House, first Senate Committee

House Bill 21-1027, which would legalize alcohol to go and for delivery from restaurants until 2026, sailed through the Colorado State House and the Senate Finance Committee without a single “no” vote. This legislation is critical to the recovery of restaurants, 93% of which have relied on alcohol to go to supplement lost revenue in …

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