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2017 New Year Challenge

I took office just over a year ago, and in that time I have learned so much.  It definitely felt like trying to drink out of a fire hose when I first started, and I certainly have much more to learn, but I think that the most important thing that I have learned so far is also the thing that is most relevant to the constituents of Lucky District 7.

Engage.  Get involved.  Speak up.   

It would be easy to oversimplify it into the cliched squeaky wheel getting the grease, but with so many things that have happened in the neighborhoods that I represent during this first year, I can point to a person who reached out to me to identify a problem.  That is where it all starts.  There are over 650,000 individuals in the City and County of Denver these days, and we are all eyes and ears in our community if we choose to be.  It isn’t a platitude, and it isn’t political pandering to the people, it is the truth.  You can make a difference.  You can make this city better each and everyday.  All you have to do is open your eyes and ears, and then engage.

So, here is my challenge to you.  Get involved.  I’m not talking about attending a neighborhood meeting, although that would be great, or going to a public meeting, although you are always invited!  Start by opening your eyes and ears while you are out and about.  Next, bookmark pocketgov.org on your mobile phone.  If you see something that needs attention, use that page to snap a photo, use your GPS to map it and report it.  Finally, email your councilman!  You can call too, but emails can be forwarded on to the appropriate staff to get quicker results.  

Together we can make make our neighborhoods safer and cleaner.  It may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference.  I’ll be waiting for your email.  

Jolon Clark
Denver City Council - Lucky District 7
jolon.clark@denvergov.org 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Meet the LD7 Team!

We are here to serve you!  How can we make your block better? Is there something in your neighborhood that needs attention? Are there city issues that you want us to work on? Please let us know how we can best serve you!
How can we serve you?

Virtual Neighborhood

In order to better connect with the community, Denver Police are leaving Facebook and NextDoor and will transition to DPD’s Virtual Neighborhood – a feature of Denver’s PocketGov. Through Virtual Neighborhood, citizens will be able to connect with an officer, receive crime alerts and safety tips and much more. 

Sign up today at pocketgov.org/police. Learn more by watching this video: https://youtu.be/jsbIlmI73L0. 

Broadway Cop Shop Opening in Broadway Marketplace - January 28th

By Merce Lea, West Washington Park Neighborhood Assoc.
Our Broadway COP Shop (Community Operated Policing Storefront) is returning!  The Broadway Marketplace organization has offered us a space on the east side of the Pep Boys building, between GNC and Radio Shack. Our new address is 487 S. Broadway #300, though it is actually nearer to the intersection of Virginia and Bannock. Our COP Shop will be a place for neighbors to visit to pick up information on neighborhood safety, graffiti removal, city services, and police issues.  Our District 3 officers will use this space to write reports, take breaks, meet with neighbors, and spend down time, enabling them to stay here in our neighborhood.

We will be moving in immediately and are planning a Grand Opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please come join us to learn more about the COP Shop and to pick up goodies from our area merchant partners. If you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering with us, please contact Merce Lea at meredithzml@aol.com. Download a brochure about volunteering for the Cop Shop or download an application to apply to be a volunteer.

 

Excess Funds List 

Have you gone through foreclosure? Do you know someone who has gone through foreclosure? If your house sold at a foreclosure auction within the last two years, Denver Clerk & Recorder Debra Johnson may have money for you.
 
Can you help us find the folks on this list? They may have money waiting on them at the Clerk & Recorder’s office. You can view the full list here or by going to www. denverclerkandrecorder.org. If the house sold before March 2016, the money may be at The Great Colorado Payback.

Denver Digs Trees Applications Now Available - Deadline to Apply for Free or Low-Cost Trees Feb. 15

Applications for the The Park People's Denver Digs Trees program, which provides Denver residents with low-cost or free trees, are available now. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, and trees will be distributed on April 15. Applications are at www.theparkpeople.org, or 303-722-6262.
 
Street trees (planted in the public right-of-way) are all free. Yard trees (planted on private property) also are offered at a highly discounted price of $10 in targeted low tree-canopy neighborhoods, and $35 in all other Denver neighborhoods. 
 

LEAP Heat Bill Assistance Available


Do you or someone you know struggle to pay winter heat bills?  Click the image below to learn more about the LEAP program.

Denver Snow Plan

Snow is right around the corner and Denver has a plan. Do you? Click here to find out more about snow plowing, snow on sidewalks, and tips on making sure your trash and recycling are picked up on snowy days. Sorry, no tips on taking really great photos of snow on patio furniture.

Get Help Now with 311

Denver 311 provides residents with an effortless, accessible way to navigate city services. The contact center staff demonstrate unparalleled customer service values, are leaders in innovative problem-solving, and deliver an unprecedented commitment to assist.

Contact 311 online at pocketgov.com or Contact 311 By Phone:
Within Denver Dial: 3-1-1
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311

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Keep up to date on what is happening in our office and in Lucky District 7 by liking us on Facebook.  Click HERE to find our page!

Neighborhood Association Meetings in District 7 

Please note that standing meeting dates may change due to holidays etc.  Please check with the organization's website or sign up for their newsletter for any changes or updates.

Athmar Park

January 24, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Valverde Presbyterian Church 
430 South Tejon Street
Website: http://athmarpark.com/

Baker Historic Neighborhood Association Meeting
2nd Tuesday of the month 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hirschfeld Tower - 333 W Ellsworth Ave, Denver, CO 80223
Website: http://bakerneighborhood.org/
 
College View Neighborhood Association
Next meeting Spring 2017
College View Recreation Center
2525 S Decatur Street, Denver CO
Website: https://www.facebook.com/College-View-Neighborhood-Association-Denver-CO-345152328918317/?fref=ts 

Overland Park Neighborhood Association
January 26, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S Delaware St
Website: http://www.opnadenver.org/
 
Platt Park People’s Association
Check website for next meeting
Website:  http://www.3pa.org
 
Ruby Hill- Godsman Neighborhood Association 
3rd Tuesday of Every Month
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Park Church
1755 South Zuni Street
Website:  http://www.rubyhilldenver.com/

Valverde Neighborhood Association
Meeting will start up again in 2017- check the Facebook link below for details!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1601359070154011/

West Wash Park Neighborhood Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month
6:30 pm – 8:30 PM
Washington Street Community Center, 809 South Washington Street
Website:  www.wwpna.org
 
Denver Police Department District 3
1st Tuesday of each month
6:00 PM
1625 S University Blvd

Denver Police Department District 4
2nd Wednesday of the month
Odd months 9:00 AM
Even Months 6:00 PM
2100 South Clay Street 

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