New’s Letter Spring 2017

Short term rentals (STRs) are found in all parts of Denver with a noticeably heavy concentration of them in the central neighborhoods of District 10. Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park and Congress Park have the most STRs, but STR opportunities exist in almost all District 10 neighborhoods.On June 12, 2016, after two years of discussion, Denver City Council approved a measure to allow STR’s only in primary residences. The rules took effect on July 1st and gave hosts until December 31, 2016 to obtain a business license with the city, pay the city’s 10.75% Lodger’s Tax and come into compliance with the new regulations. Enforcement of the new law began on January 1, 2017.

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New’s Letter October 2016

Below is a comparison of the 2016 and the proposed 2017 General Fund budgets. The revised 2016 budget is slightly modified due to unanticipated expenses, such as the additional personnel required for the building permitting process. City Council has been meeting and reviewing various City department budget requests and will have the opportunity to present additional funding requests for specific issues to the Mayor on October 4th. The budget will be finalized and approved by City Council in November.

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Wayne New’s News January 2016

Even though the rental of residential property for fewer than 30 days at a time is prohibited, it has become an unregulated common practice in many City areas as well as in many cities in the US and overseas. Over the past year Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman has chaired the City Council Neighborhoods and Planning Committee, evaluating Short Term Rental (STR) programs in other cities and addressing key operational issues. READ MORE

New’s Letter Nov 2015

Over the years the City of Denver has made improvements, some of which may have had the best intentions for desired results but which have not clearly addressed potential detrimental side effects – those unintended consequences. Let’s focus on a couple of examples.

DEVELOPMENT, PARKING, TRAFFIC, AND TRANSIT – Cherry Creek and other areas of the City have experienced tremendous growth and development. With this growth has come greater density due to the scarcity and high cost of land, driving developers to create buildings with more height and scale READ MORE

Proposed City Park Esplanade Setback Modification Denver Rec Center

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy. On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy.

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Helping Communities and the Homeless

The homeless do have the right to “loiter” in public spaces (sidewalks) and ask for assistance from residents. At the same time they cannot create unsafe conditions (block public passageways); interfere with business entrances and customers (aggressively panhandle); or engage in illegal behavior that negatively impacts the quality of life in the area (drinking in public, public urination, etc). The following are helpful tips given by District 6 Commander Tony Lopez, City Attorney Chris Gaddis, and Denver’s Road Home Executive Director Bennie Milliner. READ MORE

Denver District 10 New’s Letter Sept 2015

Welcome to the first edition of New’s Letter. This electronic newsletter will be produced to keep you informed on the latest issues in our City government and District 10. Please know that we are open to suggestions for information topics and any questions on pertinent issues. We will be asking all RNOs and other civic groups to forward this newsletter to its members or others. If you would like us to send the newsletter directly to you, please email us your address. READ MORE