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Improving affordability and accessibility of childcare

On July 19, Common Sense Institute (CSI) and Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) presented a panel discussion on, “The growing strain on the childcare business model and economic impacts and opportunities for improving affordability and accessibility.” Luige del Puerto, editor of Colorado Politics and Denver Gazette moderated. Kristin Strohm, CSI president and CEO …

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Denver officials have not agreed to a solution for Belleview & I-25

It has been nearly two and a half years since the most recent preferred alternative to address the traffic congestion at Belleview & I-25 was agreed on by eight out of the nine members of the executive committee of the I-25 & Belleview Interchange Improvement Study. The only member of the executive committee that is …

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CDHS names new director of the Office of Behavioral Health

Leora Joseph has been hired as the Director of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). OBH now includes the two Mental Health Institutes at Pueblo and Fort Logan and Forensic Services. Joseph will lead the office in diversifying the programs and settings to serve clients’ individual needs …

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CHV will ask voters to approve a language change to modernize its sales tax code 

The current language of the Cherry Hills Village municipal code only imposes a duty to collect the city’s 3½% municipal sales tax on businesses that have a physical location within the city. The city has determined it needs to update its policies. It is not proposing a tax increase. In a town hall meeting with …

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Greenwood Village ended 2021 with $62 million in the bank, up $11 million from 2020, as its population declined

According to the City of Greenwood Village Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2021, the city ended last year with a “combined fund balance of $61,882,679, representing an increase of $10,842,413 when compared to the prior year.”  Approximately 63.4% of the fund balance, or $39,219,288 is available for spending at the …

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CML executive board members elected

Municipal officials from around the state elected representatives to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board during CML’s Annual Business Meeting, held in Breckenridge on June 23. New to the Board: John Fogle, Loveland, councilmember Seth Hoffman, Lone Tree, city manager Dana Sherman, Brush. mayor Re-elected to the Board: Larry Atencio, Pueblo, councilmember Carrie Hartwell, …

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Jennifer Ludwig will lead the new Arapahoe County Health Department

On June 29, the new Arapahoe County Foundational Board of Health (BOH), chaired by Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) member Nancy Sharpe, unanimously appointed Jennifer Ludwig as the first executive director of the new Arapahoe County Public Health Department. She had been announced as the sole finalist for the position after the BOH interviewed her …

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Arapahoe County signs agreement with Northern Arapaho Tribe

On June 28, representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming and the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed a historic memorandum of agreement (MOA) formalizing the relationship between the Tribe and the County. The signing ceremony was followed by a flag-raising prayer and ceremony outside the County Administration Building in Littleton. The County …

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