YES on 2B (Denver Housing and Sheltering System Bonds)

$38.6 million for housing and shelter projects like building or renovating shelters for the homeless. City officials could also use the money to buy buildings or convert structures into shelters.

Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration wants voters to approve $450 million in bonds to pay for numerous projects throughout the city. That amount is spread out over five questions on your ballot.

This is the measure specifically ask to approve borrowing money to pay for buying and developing shelter facilities for people experiencing homelessness. It asks to borrow $38.6 million.

Read more here: https://denverite.com/2021/10/07/denver-referred-question-2b-vg-2021/

YES on 2C (Denver Transportation and Mobility System Bonds) 

$63.3 million for transportation projects like expanding Denver’s sidewalks; renovating existing bike lanes and adding new ones; rebuilding stretches of the Morrison Road corridor to add a cultural and arts district; and building an urban trail downtown.

Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration wants voters to approve $450 million in bonds to pay for numerous projects throughout the city. That amount is spread out over five questions on your ballot.

This is the measure specifically asking you to approve borrowing money to pay for transit projects like roads, bike lanes and sidewalk constructions. It asks to borrow $63.3 million.

Read more here: https://denverite.com/2021/10/07/denver-referred-question-2c-vg-2021/

NO on 2F (Safe and Sound)

When the Denver City Council approved new group-living rules for the city in February allowing up to five unrelated people to live in a single home, Safe and Sound Denver opposed the move. Now, the group is asking voters to repeal the council’s decision. Voting to repeal the group living change would also overturn the council’s decision to expand the number of available plots in the city for halfway homes, which previously were only allowed in industrial areas.

Safe and Sound Denver has asked voters to repeal the 2020 Group Living Text Amendment, which was passed by City Council in an 11-2 vote in February. The update to the zoning code allows up to five unrelated adults to legally live together in a single home, up from two. It also made it easier to set up residential-care facilities, such as halfway houses, sober-living residences and homeless shelters, in more parts of Denver and allow those facilities to be regulated by size rather than the services they offer.

The amendment change was a three-year-long process of public discussions and meetings. Laura Swartz, a spokesperson with Community Planning and Development, previously said the old limit on group living was among the lowest in the nation and was last updated in the 1980s.

The city said the amendment would expand housing possibilities and allow residents in single-family homes to consider co-living.

Read more here: https://denverite.com/2021/10/07/denver-referred-question-2f-vg-2021/