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GV used its reserves to balance its budget in 2020

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On June 7, Greenwood Village Finance Director Shawn Cordsen presented to the city council the 103-page Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2020, an 11-page financial governance communication from the city’s auditors, CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), and a one-page management letter from CLA outlining two areas of …

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Becky Hogan is ready to serve on the Aurora City Council

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER As is the case in most cities in Arapahoe County and the metro area, Aurora city council members are elected for four-year staggered terms. With ten people on the council, five are elected every two years. This year, a city councilor will be elected from wards one, two, and …

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CHV Council looks at proactive options for its long-term finances

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On May 18, the Cherry Hills Village City Council reviewed several different projections of future revenues and fund balances in its general, capital, and parks and recreation funds going out to the year 2042. The multiple forecasts included different assumptions about changes in various sources of tax revenue, all …

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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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