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Field Tour | Tejon Street Corridor
Thursday, October 15 @ 5P - 6P via Zoom: https://bit.ly/31aGPdo
Thank you for your interest in participating in a field tour of the Tejon St Corridor. Tejon Street from W 32nd Ave to W 46th Ave was identified as an important bicycle connection that would have protected bike lanes installed in the Denver Moves Bicycles Plan (2011) and subsequent Denver Moves Plan Update (2015). We have been working with the project Stakeholder Working Group in the Northwest Area since February of this year to develop and refine concept designs for corridors in the Northwest Area, including Tejon St. In addition, Tejon St/16th St from Central St to W 32nd Ave is included in DOTI’s 2021 repaving program and a bicycle facility will be installed in that segment concurrently with the paving activities.
We plan to meet at the SE corner of W 35th Ave and Tejon and walk/bike the corridor so you can share your thoughts and concerns and we can share details about the current concept designs. Depending on how many attendees RSVP for this tour, we may break into smaller group to visit specific areas of interest. Tour details are:
Location: Meet at southeast corner of W 35th Ave and Tejon
Protocol: Social distancing and mask wearing will be required. Please let me know if this is an issue and we can make alternate arrangements.
Method: We will walk or bike to various locations on the corridor that the group wants to highlight
The following Project and DOTI representatives will be in attendance:
Geneva Hooten- DOTI CTN Planning Project Manager
Chris Vogelsang- CTN Planning Consultant Project Manager
Michael Koslow- CTN Design DOTI Project Manager
Scott Burton- DOTI Transportation Operations: Curbside and Parking
Karen Good- DOTI Community Designer for this area
Ryan McCann- DOTI On Street Program Manager
A representative from the consultant design team being led by Parsons
Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel would be interested in or benefit from this tour. I will provide a calendar invitation that you can forward as well. Feel free to reach out to me by email or phone with any questions or concerns.
Updates from Woodbury Branch Librarian, Tiffany Mair
September 15, 2020
Denver Public Library is continuing to deliver holds via our curbside reservation appointments. Once you are notified that your holds are ready for pick up, you can schedule a reservation here.
If you would like help placing your holds, or you are having trouble making a curbside reservation you can call Reference at (720) 865-1363 or Woodbury directly at (720) 865-0930.
Select locations are offering outdoor Chromebook access as well as free black and white printing. 30 or 60-minute sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. We are offering this service at 11 library locations and we are also providing outdoor tech access at some Mobile Services stops and other non-library locations. Customers have been using this service to do everything from applying for jobs or benefits, to printing out immigration paperwork, to contacting loved ones, to finding books and much more--just like when we were inside our buildings.
Outdoor Tech Access Locations and Schedules
Central Library: Tue-Fri, 12-3pm
Athmar Park: Tue-Fri, 2-5pm
Ross-Barnum: Tue-Fri, 2-5pm (starting 8/18)
Bear Valley: Tue-Fri, 2-5pm; Sat 10a-1p
Green Valley Ranch: Tue-Fri, 12-3pm
Hadley: Tue-Fri 12-4pm; Saturday 10-1
Hampden: Tue-Fri, 10a-3pm
Montbello: Tue-Fri, 12-3pm
Robinson: Tue-Fri, 12-3p (starting 8/25)
Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales: Tue-Fri, 2-5pm
Valdez Perry: Tue-Fri, 2-5pm; Sat 10-1
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Banning flavored tobacco is a life-saving policy, most specifically, within communities of color when they include menthol cigarettes.
Protecting the public health of Denver residents remains a priority of our coalition, and that of the nearly now 40 organizations that are endorsing this work and are eager to engage.
Supporting organizations (listed on the attached factsheet) include NAACP, the Denver Chapter of the NAACP, the Colorado Black Health Collaborative, the Center for African American Health, One Colorado and the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy & Research Organization. The number of those supporting continues to increase as we further engage organizations and individuals in our work.
Important facts that support our work, and the reason why we are working towards this policy change for Denver:
· 81 percent of kids initiate use of tobacco because it is flavored
· 97 percent of those who use have used a flavored product in the last 30 days
· While Colorado leads the nation in use of vaping products at over 26 percent of kids who use, only five percent of adults use vaping products in Colorado.
Read the fact sheet and resolution below.
Denver Flavor Ban Fact Sheet
Flavor Ban Resolution
WORLD ART DROP DAY
Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists and businesses to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 1. Additionally, participants can be featured on Denver Arts & Venues Art Shop Marketplace, created to help support sales and commerce.
World Art Drop Day occurs annually on the first Tuesday of September and was conceived by Utah’s Jake Parker with the goal of connecting people to one another, and generating random bonds between strangers through the act of creating and giving.
“We’ve supported Art Drop Day for several years, promoting the opportunity for artists and community members to connect through art,” said Denver Arts & Venues Executive Director Ginger White Brunetti. “But this year is special. In addition to artists hiding small pieces of free art, we are inviting them to be showcased on ArtsandVenues.com/ArtShop.”
All past and current Art Drop Denver participants are eligible to be featured in the Art Shop Marketplace. Each Thursday, Arts & Venues will randomly select a few artists who will also be promoted on social media and highlighted in the weekly e-newsletter which reaches more than 40,000 people.
“2020 has been a difficult year for artists. As events are canceled, galleries are closed or facing limited hours of operation, and businesses across the gamut are facing economic stress, we wanted to give Denver’s artistic community a chance to showcase their talents,” explained Denver Arts & Venues Strategic Partnerships & Community Programming Specialist Brooke Dilling. “We hope that people will find a way to support our artistic community by purchasing art, lessons, music, event tickets and the like.”
Artists, musicians, crafters, teachers and other individuals can be featured as part of Art Shop by completing a short form with a photo, a brief description and links to their social media, as well as their website so people can purchase artwork, music, lessons, tickets, etc.
Artists interested in the Art Drop Day social media scavenger hunt can commit to participate by filling out the online form and creating a small, inexpensive piece or two to share on Art Drop Day. Then, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, artists and other participants can hide art around town, and drop hints and clues on social media so people can find their creations.
The public can participate in the fun and search for art by following #artdropday and #artdropdenver on social media, or by joining the Art Drop Denver Facebook group. Families and hobbyists can also get involved by creating and “dropping” art. Additionally, businesses can support local artists by purchasing artwork or art supplies and hiding them around town.
“It’s not just about visual art either. We have seen people hide books, jewelry, music, even theatre tickets,” continued Dilling. “We wanted to make sure to say thank you to all of those participants by supporting them through the Art Shop Marketplace.”
An estimated 1,000 pieces of art were hidden in the Denver-metro area in 2018 and 2019. The Art Drop Denver Facebook group has nearly 3,000 members, more than doubling each year since it was created.
Denver Climate Action on the November Ballot
On August 3rd, the Denver City Council voted to refer a sales tax increase to the November ballot. If the tax is passed, residents and visitors would pay an additional 2.5 cents on every $10 spent in Denver. Items like food, medical supplies, and feminine products would be exempt from the tax increase.
This initiative will replace the energy tax that was placed on the ballot by Resilient Denver which recently changed their name to Climate Action Denver. Members of Climate Action Denver served on the Climate Action Task Force and agreed to withdraw their initiative if City Council referred the sales tax. There was complete consensus on the task force that a sales tax increase was the best option for raising funds to support the City’s efforts to decrease the impact of climate change.
In order to keep equity at the center of climate action taken by the City, half of the funds will be used to support low-income and underserved communities. The measure states that the City “should, over the long term, endeavor to invest 50% of the dedicated funds directly in the community with a strong lens toward equity, race and social justice.”
“No matter where you live on this planet, the effects of climate change are real, they are happening right now, and they represent the greatest environmental threat to the security and well-being of our community, city and country,” Mayor Hancock said. “Thanks to Denver Public Health & Environment, Denver is a known and recognized leader in the fight against climate change. But the science tells us we must move even more aggressively.”
“We are facing a climate change crisis, and Denver must step up to do everything that we can to live up to our Paris Agreement promise, meet the science-based targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, and protect the planet for future generations,” Council Representative Jolon Clark said.
For more details, read this article in the Denverite.
To donate or volunteer, visit Climate Action Denver.
Support the Climate Action Sales Tax by voting YES!
Neighborhood Safety Update
DPD Officer Michelle - Property Crime Map
* For helpful information from Officer Cooper click here
DPD update – Officer Michele Cooper shared that the Department has 2000 masks that they can distribute as needed to help enforce the required mask mandate from the Governor. She highlighted crime concerns in Highland:
bike thefts - the DPD has a nifty way to register your bike.
garage break ins because folks are leaving their garage doors open.
car thefts: the DPD will provide a free club to folks with the top 10 makes of stolen cars. They also have special screws you can use to secure your license plate.
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!"
COVID-19 | Friendly suggestions from one of our HUNI 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