Denver Election – Initiatives 300, 301

Initiated Ordinance 300
Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt a measure that secures and enforces basic rights for all people within the jurisdiction of the City and County of Denver, including the right to rest and shelter oneself from the elements in a non-obstructive manner in outdoor public spaces, to eat, share accept or give free food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy one’s own legally parked motor vehicle, or occupy a legally parked motor vehicle belonging to another, with the owner’s permission, and to have a right and expectation of privacy and safety of or in one’s person and property?

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Initiated Ordinance 301
Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt an ordinance to the Denver Revised Municipal Code that would make the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms by persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older the city’s lowest law-enforcement priority, prohibit the city from spending resources to impose criminal penalties for the personal use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms by persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older, and establish the psilocybin mushroom policy review panel to assess and report on the effects of the ordinance?

via ballotopedia

Hyper-local news

But there are a great many more tales that take place every single day at what has become an iconic and notorious Mile High City location. A lot of them are sad. Others are crazy. And as visitors to the Instagram account dubbed McShelter Denver know full well, plenty are both at the same time.

Posts like this one soon attracted a sizable audience. Quite a few of the page’s 500-plus Instagram followers have gigs in the area, too, and they’ve come to see McShelter Denver as a prime source of hyper-local news.

Law enforcers and emergency personnel are hip to the pages, too. McSD reveals, “We tagged the police department, Denver Health and the fire department, and they’ve become followers. We’ll call things in, but they’ll also respond to a live stream.”

Interesting article – Michael Roberts at Westword 
https://www.westword.com/news/mcshelter-denver-documents-sad-crazy-scenes-at-16th-street-mall-mcdonalds-11269000

Denver Teacher Strike Imminent


Denver is so expensive that teachers have to get creative to make ends meet

For 14 months, teachers in Denver have been negotiating with Denver Public Schools for more pay. On Saturday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said talks had broken off and they’ll walk on Monday.

Yes, it’s about money, many have told CNN. But it’s also about the uncertainty of living paycheck to paycheck. It’s about the necessity of taking on a second or third job. It’s about the untenability of carrying on this way much longer.

Christina Zdanowicz,  CNN 

Denver – 1864

Denver Public Library Collection

Panoramic view of brick and frame commercial buildings in downtown Denver, Colorado and the flooded South Platte River nearby. Shows the brick Denver Mint building at 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Market Street and businesses on probably Larimer Street. Signs on buildings read: “Chamberlain’s Ambrotype & Photographic Gallery” “Ladies Emporium” “Woolworth & Moffat, Blank Books, School Books, Maps & C” “Metropolitan Billiard Hall” “Bank” and “Denver Meat Market.” Shows fenced livestock yards. Frame houses are surrounded by flood water.

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Mobile Bike Repair

Seen on 17th Street, Denver last week:
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