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Next Thursday, December 14, 2017 Citizen Oversight Board Quarterly Public Forum Join us for a panel discussion on Denver’s juvenile justice reform efforts. Panelists will present current policy, practices and challenges to meeting the needs of youth who are system involved and their families. Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM Morey Middle School 840 East 14th Avenue Denver, CO 80218
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Hey Neighbors! Accessory Dwelling zoning has been in place in Villa Park for some time but most of us don’t know much about it. Are you zoned for accessory dwellings in Villa Park? Would you consider this "ADU" option?
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Consumer Tips! from Maro Casprian from the Denver DA's Office and Carolynne Diocese-Wright from the Colorado Dept of Regulatory Agencies(DORA)/Division of Real Estate: In dealing with unsolicited marketing to sell your home, research states that they tend to: 1. Target owners who have owned their home for 20+ years. 2. They are usually looking for owners that are 50+ age or older. 3. Know the value of your home. This can be found on the Assessor's Website at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/assessors-office/real-property/alternative-search.html. Neighborhood sales are listed when search your own home to see recent sales. 4. Get 3 bids to evaluate the value of your home from appraisers. 5. Take your time and keep other family members in the loop. Any second opinions will probably scare off unreputable dealers. Other tips - You can also look up real estate agents/brokers on the DORA website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/division-real-estate.If you have bad loans or under foreclosure pressure contact Colorado Housing Connects at 1-844-926-6632, http://www.coloradohousingconnects.org or the Colorado Foreclosure line at 1-877-601-HOPE, http://coloradoforeclosurehotline.org/Home.aspx Other scams the DA Office anticipates in the near future is the reissuing of Medicare Cards. The new cards will not have Social Security Numbers on them. The reissuing is to begin in March 2018. This will take 2 years. They anticipate unsolicited phone calls contacting you to see if you have received your Medicare card and ask for verification. This will be a scam. Do not give any information. For more information on fraud issues, contact the Denver DA's Fraud Hot Line at 720-913-9179
Resident Input Sought for Regional Housing Study The City and County of Denver is among five metro municipalities working jointly on an analysis called the Assessment of Fair Housing. A public survey is being administered now through December 30, 2017, to better understand residents’ housing decisions and experiences living, working, and going to school in the region. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and is available online in eight languages athttp://denver-aurora-boulderafh.com/surveys/. Additional accommodations are available by request by calling 1-800-748-3222, x236 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Other elements of the assessment will include focus groups and meetings with residents, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ community, civil rights advocates, affordable housing developers, social service agencies, and real estate agents.
The City and County of Denver GIS group is hosting its annual celebration in honor of GIS Day. This is a public event to view what theyt are doing in the City in support of geospatial mapping and services. See the flier for the event below. We hope to see you December 6, 2017.
Stayed tuned for agenda items to be posted here. Please bring your questions and concerns about the neighborhood; BRING A NEIGHBOR!
Let's talk strategies: Join us for a Game Plan, don't miss out! Denver Parks & Recreation invites you to attend the latest series of open houses for the Game Plan. Now is the time to review the preliminary action strategies and recommendations for the draft plan. Each meeting is identical, so please come to the location/time most convenient for you! Drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be available. Learn more at the Game Plan's web page. Tuesday, November 28 Barnum Recreation Center | 360 Hooker St. 5-7 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre implements new ticket purchase and seating process to ensure access for fans with accessibility needs DENVER – New ticketing and seating procedures are being implemented for concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2018 in order to improve access for fans with accessibility needs, venue management has announced. The most significant changes primarily affect the first four rows in the venue, including handicapped-accessible seats which are most likely to be fraudulently purchased and then resold on the secondary ticket market. Beginning with the 2018 concert season, those tickets must be used by the purchaser, who will be seated only with identification. AXS’s Flash Seats digital ticketing system currently in use at other local venues, including Pepsi Center, will be the only ticketing method allowed in these seats. Flash Seats will also be the preferred delivery method for other seats in the venue. “With these new procedures we are excited to put tickets in the hands of fans who truly need these accessible seats so they can experience the magic of Red Rocks,” said Red Rocks venue manager Tad Bowman. Changes that will affect Red Rocks shows after Feb. 1, 2018 include: Flash Seats will be the mandatory method of delivery for tickets in the first four rows of the venue. Digital tickets will be delivered to the original purchaser’s registered Flash Seats account. Ticket holders in Row 1 will be required to confirm the need for accessible seating when making the purchase and will be required to show photo ID matching the original purchaser when being seated. All members of the original purchaser’s ticketed party must arrive together at the venue gates for entry into the venue, and again at the designated section. On arriving at the seating area, those with tickets in the first row will receive wrist bands allowing access to the seats. Attendees arriving separately from the original purchaser will not be allowed entry into the venue. With Flash Seats, a registered Flash Seats ID or Red Rocks Mobile App – available by April 1 – will be required for entry at the venue gates. No paper or print-at-home tickets will be allowed for entry at the gates. Refunds may not be given for violations of the above terms and conditions. Tickets go on sale this week for a number of shows in the 2018 Red Rocks season including Niall Horan, Brandi Carlile, Barenaked Ladies, X Ambassadors and more. The new ticketing process will be in effect for these shows. New ticketing procedures do not affect specialty programs like the venue’s fitness programs or Film on the Rocks. For concert updates and information visit RedRocksOnline.com
AT OUR NEXT VILLA PARK MEETING we will cover the following topics: • Maro Casprian from the Denver DA's Consumer Affairs Office and Carolynne Dionese-Wright an investigator with the Colorado Division of Real Estate/Dept. of Regulatory Agencies will discuss fraud schemes and predatory realtors. • District #1 Police District will provide the latest crime stats - if you have a problem property bring the address for the police. • General discussion of the Sustainability Neighborhood project. • Information on Rezoning requests for 6th & Sheridan -Public Storage building and updates on the West Denver Renaissance Collaborative The only person who is missing is you!
Tonight between 7 and 11 p.m., gunshots will ring out in four different neighborhoods around Denver: Westwood, Villa Park, Clayton and Montbello.
Join West Colfax Co-Op for Cultural Cooking Classes!! They are partnering with Sun Valley Youth Center to host Cultural Cooking classes for the West Colfax, Sun Valley and Villa Park communities!! They will take advantage of our neighborhoods’ rich diversity, hiring community members to teach their native cuisine. With instructors from all over the world, participants in the class will learn how to prepare a variety of foods, get to know their neighbors, and support their local community. The class will end with the instructor and participants sharing a meal together and having time to hear more about West Colfax Food Co-op. Classes will be once a month, beginning in November. Details to sign-up for the November class are below. WHEN: Wednesday, November 8th. 6:30pm-8:30pm WHAT: Taste of the Middle East: Cuisine from Jordan WHERE: Sun Valley Youth Center (1260 Decatur St) HOW: $20 for non co-op members, $10 for co-op members. Members Sign up here, Non-members sign up here to reserve your spot. Only 10 spots available for each class