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Hey Neighbors-- Property crime is up! Please be cautious and aware.
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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 email@example.com. 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!
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
Tonight between 7 and 11 p.m., gunshots will ring out in four different neighborhoods around Denver: Westwood, Villa Park, Clayton and Montbello.
Check out this annual International Games celebration at our local Denver Public Library branch Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library-- an afternoon of gaming fun for all ages! We'll have raffle prizes, refreshments, giant games, board games, Xbox, WiiU, computer games, and more. Free and open to all. See you there!
October 7th was a beautiful fall day in Colorado, which also represented a wonderful opportunity for neighbors and volunteers to gather together for a clean-up day in the West Colfax neighborhood, through Extreme Community Makeover. 90 volunteers from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cuningham Group, God’s Grace Community Church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Human Services Education Organization, and WeCAN worked together to complete 1 yard clean-up project, 2 community garden clean-up projects, while also cleaning 6 alleys in the neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who participated and made an impact in helping to get a few more projects finished before the winter!