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Jul 19, 2018

Denver releases annual financial reports for residents to learn about city’s finances

The Denver Department of Finance has released its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and 2017 Popular Annual Financial Reports (PAFR) for residents to learn about the city’s finances.

Jun 27, 2018

$193 Million Now Available for Initial Elevate Denver Bond Program Project List

The City and County of Denver closed on the issuance of $261 million of general obligation bonds today; $193 million will go toward the Elevate Denver Bond Program and $67.9 million will go toward the refunding of the 2008 Justice System Bonds.

May 01, 2018

Notices of Value

Real Property notices of value for 2018 were mailed to property owners on or before May 1 and included the classification of the property as of January 1, 2018 and valuation of the property as of June 30, 2016 per statutory guidelines. Only properties that experienced either a valuation change or classification change from 2017 will receive these notices, primarily properties that were newly constructed, remodeled, demolished, or had a change in use. All other properties will not receive a notice and will retain the same valuation and classification for 2018 as was assigned in 2017.

Mar 22, 2018

Mayor, Business Leaders Announce New Business Improvement District Revolving Loan Fund

Today, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, joined by several business leaders, announced the creation of a new Business Improvement District (BID) Revolving Loan Fund to provide critical funding for the final organizational costs of emerging BIDs. The $200,000 Denver BID Revolving Loan Fund is part of the Mayor’s 2018 budget to expand local business and job opportunities within Denver.

Dec 04, 2017

Denver Downtown Development Authority to meet December 6

The Denver Downtown Development Authority will hold a meeting of its board of directors at 2:00 p.m.. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 10.E.1.

Oct 30, 2017

Independent Evaluator Reports “Early Success is Promising” for Denver’s Social Impact Bond Program

Partners of Denver’s first ever Social Impact Bond (SIB) to provide chronically homeless individuals with permanent housing and supportive services today released the results of the first independent evaluation and first subsequent payment to investors. According to the report from the Urban Institute, the program has been successful in its first year, and will result in a first payment of $188,000.

Aug 15, 2017

Bond Package to Repair and Improve Denver Infrastructure Referred to November Ballot

Denver City Council tonight, unanimously approved the referral of seven 2017 General Obligation bond (GO bond) measures to the November ballot.

Jul 31, 2017

Denver Launches Taxpayer Receipt to Show Residents Where and How their City Taxes are Spent

The Denver Department of Finance today launched a new Taxpayer Receipt tool on its website to inform residents how their local sales and property taxes are allocated across services provided by the city.

Jul 12, 2017

Mayor and Council President Release Project List for 2017 Bond

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City Council President Albus Brooks and President Pro Tem Jolon Clark today released a revised general obligation bond project list. Council members begin their deliberations this month and are expected to refer the full package of essential infrastructure improvements to the November ballot in August.
Since receiving final project recommendations from the Executive Stakeholder Committee last month, the Mayor has worked closely with Council leadership to adjust the list to ensure it balances needs in all areas of the city.

Jun 27, 2017

Denver Gives Non-Profits a Tax Break

Denver City Council last night unanimously approved the city’s plan to save the non-profit community between $11-14 million per year through a simple fix to the tax code. The change will closely align the definition of charitable corporation with how the federal and Colorado state governments treat 501(c)3 organizations so that local nonprofits are no longer subject to Denver’s sales, use, lodger’s and employer occupational privilege tax.

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