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Arapahoe County Open Spaces Sales Tax is good for everyone

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER At a privately funded event hosted by Jim Kennedy on September 15 to garner support for the approval of Arapahoe County, Colorado Ballot Issue 1A to permanently retain the 0.0025 percent Open Spaces Sales Tax, Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, joined by Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Chair Nancy Jackson and …

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GV and CHV treat American Rescue Plan Act funds differently

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), including $350 billion in direct aid to states, cities, tribal governments, and U.S. territories to facilitate the recovery from the devastating effects of the pandemic.  It was described by the U.S. Treasury as, “providing fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, …

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Cathy Delap brought community and fun to Greenwood Village

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER After 33 years as the city’s recreation manager, a title that belies the enormous difference she made in the lives of its residents, Cathy Delap (formerly Cathy Pate) retired from the City of Greenwood Village on September 9. When Delap started with GV on April 5, 1989 as recreation coordinator, she …

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Littleton is asking voters to approve a $9.8 million sales tax increase

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The City of Littleton has been struggling and failing to meet its infrastructure needs with its available revenue. After considering other alternatives, including closing facilities and raising other taxes, the city council concluded it could not raise the amount of money needed to solve its problems with anything other than a …

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Candidates speak – Good, Bad, Indifferent and even an “F Bomb”

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The first Greenwood Village City Council forum in six years, sponsored by The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and The Villager Newspaper, included 14 out of 15 people running for office and drew over 100 people live and by Zoom. …

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GV wants voters to let it stop publishing its laws in a newspaper

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Before a bill becomes a law in Greenwood Village, it must be approved by a majority of the city council at two separate meetings. The GV City Charter requires that a proposed new law be published in the next issue of the city’s legal newspaper after it receives a yes vote …

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Solar Panels PaRt 3 – GV delays decision again

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Last January, a GV couple complained to City Councilmember Dave Bullock about the appearance of a neighbor’s large ground-mounted solar array that was installed with a proper city-issued permit that did not require it to be screened from neighbors’ views. At Bullock’s request, the GV council began discussing and debating what …

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Online renewals for Coloradans ages 66+ now open for good

Driver’s License Electronic Renewal By Seniors Act also simplifies drive time logs rules With the implementation of the Driver’s License Electronic Renewal By Seniors Act (HB21-1139), Colorado seniors now have the permanent ability to renew their driver license or identification card online. Coloradans ages 66 and older can renew their driver license or ID online …

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