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Dec 10, 2020

City Deploys Additional $4 Million in COVID-19 Emergency Funds to Support Residents, Workers, Small Businesses

The City and County of Denver will release an additional $4 million in COVID-19 emergency funds to support residents, workers, and businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The city’s COVID-19 Emergency Special Revenue Fund (SRF) will be the funding source after being reimbursed for eligible expenses covered by federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars.

Dec 10, 2020

City Saves Over $60 Million from Better Denver Bonds Refunding and Closes on the Elevate Denver Fourth Issuance

– Denver locked in more than $60 million of net present value savings when it closed on Series 2020A-B General Obligation Bonds, which coupled a strategic refunding to secure a lower interest rate on outstanding Better Denver Bonds with a $170 million fourth issuance of the Elevate Denver Bond Program.

Nov 20, 2020

Denver to Waive Penalty for Late Payment of November Sales and Use, OPT, and Seat Taxes

To support local businesses impacted by the pandemic, the City and County of Denver will again waive the 15% penalty for late payment for sales and use, occupational privilege, and seat (facility development admissions) taxes for Nov. taxes due Dec. 20, 2020.

Nov 19, 2020

Denver Motor Vehicle Closes to In-Person Transactions Beginning Nov. 23

To protect the health and safety of employees and the community and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Denver County, all five Denver Motor Vehicle (DMV) branches will close to the public and the city’s Taxpayer Service Center (TPS) will reduce its hours beginning Monday, Nov. 23 until further notice. The decisions were made in response to Denver’s COVID-19 positivity rate and move to a level red – Safer at Home Severe Risk – on the state’s COVID-19 protection dial.

Nov 16, 2020

All Three Major Ratings Agencies Reaffirm Denver’s AAA Bond Ratings

The U.S.’s three primary bond rating agencies today announced they are reaffirming the City and County of Denver’s AAA/Aaa/AAA General Obligation (GO) bond rating with a stable outlook, the highest achievable bond rating for governments and companies. A bond rating is meant to indicate a government’s credit quality and is used to inform investors as to the likelihood that the debt will be repaid on time and in full. Bond ratings are important because they affect the interest rates government agencies pay on their issued bonds.

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The Denver Department of Finance's Office of Communications assists with media inquiries, records requests, speaking engagements and other communications related items. 

Julie Smith, Director of Communications

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CORA - Citywide Colorado Open Records Fee Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 26, 2019, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $33.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.

The City has instituted at 3:00 pm cut-off for CORA requests. Requests received after 3:00 pm on a city business day may be considered received the following business day. For example, a CORA request received at 2:30 on Monday would be considered received on Monday and a response would be due on Thursday. However, a CORA request received at 3:30 on Monday would be considered received on Tuesday and a response would be due on Friday. 

For more information, or to initiate a CORA request, contact Julie Smith at julie.smith@denvergov.org