Assessments are coming soon across the state. Hold your breath.

Every two years, assessors throughout Colorado send out notices that offer “the latest review of business and residential property values.” The notices are going out in the mail this week for those owning property in Denver. New tax bills will arrive early next year. The last assessment (2016-2018) indicated that values increased 20 percent across …

Reading — or skimming — is fundamental when it comes to city plans

Tonight, Denver’s City Council will hold a public hearing on two of the city’s new plans to address growth, equity, design, climate change, and other issues facing the future:  Comprehensive Plan 2040, and Blueprint Denver, a supplement to the plan. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Over the past three years, the plans have been …

Help here, help there: Denver’s auditor reports a ‘fragmented’ approach to helping the homeless

How many cooks can fit in the kitchen? That age-old question also applies when numerous funders are trying to help the homeless in Denver. Today, Westword posted a story on a new report from the office of Denver’s auditor about the city’s ineffective approach to help its homeless population. The focus is on  Denver’s Road Home …