Hello Council District 1 Community Leaders and Business Owners,
I hope this email finds you doing as well as one can in the middle of a pandemic. While the City starts putting procedures in place to slowly and safely re-open, I wanted you to be aware of an opportunity that might help in your re-opening efforts as it relates to social distancing. More info here.
I have being working with numerous agencies that fall under the Mayor’s authority and fighting for you and your small business to be as successful as possible. Please see this information relating to your ability to potentially obtain a permit and license to expand into the public right-of-way for the next few months.
Time is of the essence here so please act quickly! While there isn’t a limited number of permits available, they will be issued on a first come first serve basis and the staff will work as quickly as possible to process all requests. As with most programs in the city, there could be a backlog, especially if this proves to be popular.
I ask that you please share with all your networks and specifically any business owners you might know.
Please reach out if you have any questions and my office will help connect you with the right people, I have even had community members reach out expressing a desire to try and help businesses navigate this process.
Amanda P. Sandoval
Councilwoman District 1
Denver City Council
City and County of Denver
p: (720) 337.7701
IN IT TOGETHER | Assistance during the COVID 19 pandemic
Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval's Office
#WeAreDenver small business support initiative: Sign up here is you are open for business so that we can support you.
North High School - great resources for students and families
Click here to learn about many resources - from meals, mental health, updated about COVID 19, and community resources.
Bienvinedios Food Bank
Councilman Chris Hinds Newsletter
Click here to read Mr. Hinds' newsletter - lots of helpful information.
Denver Delivery Network
Click here or call 970-316-4036 to learn more about our services. Our volunteers deliver essential items like groceries to individuals and families in the Denver area who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: either sick/symptomatic, exposed to the COVID-19 virus or in a high-risk group.
Secretary of State, Jena Griswold
Click here to learn more about the additional funding and support from the Governor's Office.
Takeout Tuesday Northside Restaurant Effort
Now’s your chance to help keep local restaurants (& their staffs) going during COVID-19. HUNI has joined forces with fellow Northside neighborhood and merchant groups to promote “Takeout Tuesdays” across North Denver.
Sign the “Takeout Tuesdays” pledge to commit to ordering takeout one or two nights each week from Northside restaurants. Then you’ll receive weekly reminders and recommendations for amazing “to go” food options all over North Denver. There may also be chances to win gift cards and other prizes to some of your favorite Northside hot spots.
Please take the pledge, show your support and help keep our North Denver community strong!"
March 24, 2020 - we hope you are getting ample information to keep you and your family safe currently. We believe there are better resources than our website to remain informed. Here are a few messages that have come through our inbox:
Grocery shopping hours for vulnerable guests
(including those over 65 years old, pregnant women or those defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as vulnerable or at-risk):
Whole Foods / Union Station: Daily | 7a - 8a
King Soopers: Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 7a - 8a
Safeway: Tuesday, Thursdays | 7a - 8a
Target: Wednesdays | 8a - 9a
Friendly suggestions from one of our e-merchants:
This email was shared by one of our community members who is in digital marketing. THIS IS NOT FROM HUNI (just wanted to share). He commented about reaching out to your business community:
Now is not the time to be silent. Some people are scared to act. Leaders get creative and act quickly.
Here are a few steps he suggested for those businesses to adapt and prepare:
Talk to your landlord to see if they can work with you (either by splitting up payments or lowering the rent for the month)
Cut costs that are not an investment to grow your business - Rather than layoff employees, furlough them. Or, have them help you with #3 & #4 below
Consider if your business needs to pivot to solve problems people are experiencing now (feeling isolated, need assistance with getting supplies in, or their source of income has stopped and they need to work from home)
Figure out what parts of your business can get online & get it launched(don’t get distracted by how pretty it is or adding a complex feature, get it online and refine it as you go)
Coronavirus Resource & Loan Options from Small Business Administration
Once you’ve adapted & prepared your road map for getting online AND have launched the essentials (your website and a marketing strategy), reach out to your community and invest money in advertising (Google AdWords & Facebook) to drive traffic quickly
Neighborhood Safety Update
Officer Michelle from DPD provided this 3-month Property Crime Map
* For helpful information from Officer Cooper click here