Message From the President
Dear Neighbors and Friends -
Urban Dweller, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' (CHUN) monthly e-newsletter, is now available online. Here is the latest from YOUR registered neighborhood organization and community advocate.
For Denver and Our Community,
Travis Leiker, MPA
President | Board of Delegates
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
2020 At-Large Delegates Up For Election
Would you like to have a voice in your neighborhood? Consider becoming an At-Large Delegate for 2020.
We are looking for delegates with experience in public policy, fundraising, community outreach, nonprofit management, and much more! As C.H.U.N. implements its diversity plan, we are actively recruiting those who demonstrate a commitment to diverse populations or issues supporting historically marginalized communities.
Find out more and apply to be a CHUN delegate, today!
Final Call!! Deadline for SEED Awards Coming Friday, December 13!
Have you heard!? Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods recently announced a new initiative, The SEED Awards--dedicated to supporting active involvement and foster locally grown solutions for the public good.
All applicants will be notified of results no later than December 20th and the inaugural SEED Awards will be presented at CHUN's annual meeting held in January, 2020. We look forward to investing in your community!
Member of the Month
Denver Sheriff Search - Community Input Meetings
The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) is responsible for the care and custody of those incarcerated in its jails and other critical functions that contribute to the well-being of the community. Mayor Michael B. Hancock is looking to appoint the Sheriff Department's next leader and he wants your input! The city will host four community meetings to obtain feedback on what the community desires in its next Sheriff. Mayor Hancock places great value in the diverse perspectives of community members and hopes you will attend and share your thoughts.
The Sheriff Search Community Input Meetings will be held:
For sign language interpreter or CART services, email: SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org
For Spanish translation services, email: PublicSafety@denvergov.org
For other disability accommodations, email: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org
Community members who are unable to attend the meetings in-person, and those who prefer to share information electronically, can send their feedback to: DenverSheriffSearch@denvergov.org.
We Will Remember: 30th Annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Vigil
For the 30th year, community members are invited to gather on the steps of the Denver City and County Building to honor our neighbors who lost their lives in 2019 while experiencing homelessness.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MST
Front Steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street
Hosted by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the candlelight vigil and ceremony pays tribute to those who lived on the streets of the Denver metropolitan area and died during 2019. This will be the only memorial service that will be conducted for most of these individuals.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No RSVP is required. Learn more about this event on Facebook.
History Colorado: 2030 Statewide Preservation Plan Meeting
Middle Housing: Completing Neighborhoods
In partnership with the City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development Department, Habitat for Humanity Denver, and Elevation Community Land Trust, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program at CU Denver's team of dedicated graduate students has spent the past semester working on recommendations to address the major challenges in Denver's housing market and identify ways we might achieve greater availability, diversity, and affordability of housing across Denver, through "Missing Middle Housing" opportunities.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning Building
1250 14th Street, 2nd floor
Denver, CO 80202
Refreshments will be provided.
CHUN Meetings, Forums & Committees
As CHUN continues to enhance its programming, the Board of Delegates has recently refined the names, scope, and vision for its primary committees.
For a complete list of CHUN's committees, please visit the Committee Page and check the CHUN website for upcoming meetings and events.
Top Neighborhood News Stories
CHUN and Denver Compost Collective Launch Collaborative Effort in Leaf to Compost Pilot Project
Over the course of two collection days, Denver Compost Collective collected ~226 bags from 38 residents in the South City Park Neighborhood that were delivered to Frontline Farming's farm site. A total of 7.5 labor hours and roughly 16 gallons of gas contributed to the effort. CHUN has committed donating $0.50 per bag for all bags of leaves composted ---- up to $250! One more collection day will be made on December 9th. To learn more about this program, as well as other environmental programs and initiatives in CHUN, please contact Jim Slotta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showing Kindness and Helping Neighbors in the Season of Snow
There are all sorts of reasons why people may need assistance, or they may just not know what the city’s rules are for keeping sidewalks clear. A simple conversation with a neighbor or just lending that helping hand will almost always resolve a snowy sidewalk faster than the city can, and it will preserve city resources for the rest of Denver’s 3,000 miles of sidewalks.
Learn more at www.denvergov.org/Snow.
Recycle Your Holiday Lights with Denver Recycles
Do you have broken, burned-out or impossibly tangled sets of holiday lights stored away with last year’s holiday decorations? Don’t throw them out – recycle them for free instead!
Old, broken or burned-out holiday lights are collected for recycling at a drop-off location from mid-November to mid-January. Incandescent, LED, and “icicle” light strings, along with wires and attached bulbs are accepted for recycling during this collection period.
Dates: November 29, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off
7352 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80231
(located at S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive)
Tuesdays - Fridays: 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to 3 PM
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and on all City Holidays
Incandescent, LED, and “icicle” light strings, along with wires and attached bulbs will all be accepted for recycling. No bubble (liquid-filled) or neon lights. All packaging material must be removed from the light strands prior to recycling.
For more information contact Denver Recycles at 720-913-1311 or just dial 3-1-1.
Find more holiday waste reduction tips online.
Denver Will Go Out to Bid for Bike Share and Scooter Operator(s)
Scooter and e-bike companies currently permitted to operate in Denver will continue to operate through Denver’s Dockless Mobility Pilot Permit Program until the city’s contracted vendor(s) begin operating, which is anticipated in summer 2020. The RFP is being finalized and is expected to be released at the end of January 2020.
Denver Public Works thanks Denver Bike Sharing for the operation of the Denver B-cycle system over the past nine years and celebrates the hundreds of thousands of rides that introduced people to Denver’s first form of “micro-mobility.” Residents who received a free bike pass through the 5280 Free Rides program will be able to continue to use the pass through January 30, 2020.
The former Capitol Hill Whole Foods and possibly the future Capitol Hill Whole Foods is under construction
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