Anita joined the Lucky District 7 team when Councilman Clark got elected just over a year ago. She is a major asset to the district. Not only does she handle constituent concerns on the West side of the district and is the main wrangler of Councilman Clark's schedule (a mighty task), she is our in house translator and she lives in the district.
Anita is fluent in Spanish and always willing to help.
If you have a neighbor who might be hesitant to call the city because of a language barrier, give them Anita's contact information or send them to our Spanish contact form. We don't want language to interfere with anyone's interaction with the city. Please help us reach those individuals who might need help.
Asbury and Tejon Park - Do you have a better name?
There is currently a park at the intersection of Asbury and Tejon in the Ruby Hill Neighborhood. Denver Parks and Recreation is giving this overlooked park a facelift in the coming year and we think this park deserves a proper name. Do you have any ideas on what this park should be called? Are you interested in brainstorming with us?
Email Anita with your contact information so we can get thinking: email@example.com
Ecosystem restoration on the South Platte River
The City and County of Denver and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will host a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to gather public input on ecosystem restoration solutions for degraded habitat along portions of the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. The proposed project area includes approximately 1.8 miles of the South Platte River from West Harvard Avenue downstream (north) to West Mississippi Avenue.
The meeting will run from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with a formal presentation starting at 6:00 pm. The time before and after the presentation will be an open house style where people will have the opportunity to speak with the Corps and city/county officials about the project.
The meeting will be located at Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant Street in Denver.
Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who might be interested in attending the public meeting.
The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) is the largest sheriff’s office in Colorado with some 900 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. Recognizing need to improve the DSD, SheriffPatrick Firman was appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock in 2015 after a nation-wide search. With more than 25 years of jail management experience, Sheriff Firman brings leadership to the DSD and to its reform efforts.
To aid the DSD moving forward, a new Sheriff Advisory Board will be established. The DSD greatly values community input and engagement. The newly established advisory board will create a formal mechanism for the community to collaborate with the DSD about its service delivery to inmates, their families, and community and service partners. The board will be made up of representatives from Denver’s diverse communities and geographic areas and include technical experts in fields such as law, business, and the not-for-profit and mental health sectors. The board will be an integral part of the DSD and represent the agency’s commitment to transparency and community engagement.
Join the Transit Alliance's Spring Citizens' Academy
Transit Alliance is now accepting applications for its Spring Citizens’ Academy! The Citizens’ Academy is a nationally-unique program with an agenda reflecting the latest mobility issues, such as neighborhood development near transit, innovations in shared use mobility (car2go & Lyft), pedestrian and cycling connections, and how changing demographics in the region affect transportation choices and needs. Since 2007, over 800 Denver Metro Region residents have graduated from the Academy. Classes are held from 6pm-9pm every Wednesday from April 5 to May 17 at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (1445 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202) and include dinner. Candidates may apply at the Transit Alliance website through March 17: www.transitalliance.org/citizens-academy.
OTHER RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Do you have trouble affording your pet?
Denver Animal Protection has a new pet retention program that will provide assistance to Denver pet-owners who may be considering surrendering their pets due to financial hardships. Residents who feel this program would be helpful should visit the Denver Animal Shelter (1241 W. Bayaud Ave) to meet with staff on possible services.
Women in science!
Families can meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, art, and math can bring at the Denver Museum of Nature and science. www.dmns.org/girlsandscience