Upcoming Community Coffees with Councilman Espinoza

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December 2016
9:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Friday, December 2 – Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W. 44th Ave.
  • Friday, December 9 – Tenn Street Coffee, 4418 Tennyson St.
  • Friday, December 16 – Zook’s Coffee and Ice Cream, 3156 W. 38th Ave.
  • Friday, December 23 – The Noshery, 4994 Lowell Blvd.
  • Friday, December 30 – Pending, Check Facebook Page
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TONIGHT: Denver’s GO Bond Public Meeting

Are your kids needing better parks? Have an idea about how to ease your commute? Local recreation center need an upgrade?

Do not miss this opportunity to tell the City of Denver what improvements you would like to see in the city’s infrastructure! This meeting will allow you and your neighbors the chance to speak up about infrastructure needs in your neighborhood. Refreshments, childcare and interpretation will be provided.

TONIGHT, November 29, from 6:00-7:30 PM
Corky Gonzales Library
1498 Irving Street

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Upcoming Community Coffees with Councilman Espinoza

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November 2016
9:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Friday, November 4th – Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W. 44th Ave
  • Friday, November 11th – Happy Veterans Day – Pending, Check Facebook Page
  • Friday, November 18th – Huckleberry Roasters, 4301 Pecos St.
  • Friday, November 25th – Pending, Check Facebook Page
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Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

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Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices—including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes—and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury.

Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following the “lucky 13” guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  1. Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label. If you make your costume, use flame-resistant fabrics such as polyester or nylon.
  2. Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible; make sure the costumes aren’t so long that you’re in danger of tripping.
  3. Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  4. Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that’s a sign of a possible allergy.
  5. Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  6. Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  7. Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  8. Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  9. If your child has a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present. Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped.
  10. Parents of very young children should remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys.
  11. Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  12. For partygoers and party throwers: Look for the warning label to avoid juice that hasn’t been pasteurized or otherwise processed, especially packaged juice products that may have been made on site. When in doubt, ask! Always ask if you are unsure if a juice product is pasteurized or not. Normally, the juice found in your grocer’s frozen food case, refrigerated section, or on the shelf in boxes, bottles, or cans is pasteurized.
  13. For partygoers and party throwers: Before bobbing for apples—a favorite Halloween game—reduce the amount of bacteria that might be on apples by thoroughly rinsing them under cool running water. As an added precaution, use a produce brush to remove surface dirt.
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Rezoning Application for 1209 Perry Street

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Official Map Amendment Planning Board Hearing Notification

Application #: 2016I-00026

Location: 1209 Perry St

Applicant: Bruce O’Donnell, Starboard Realty Group, 770 Sherman St. #108, Denver, CO 80203

Proposed Action to Rezone
From: G-MU-3 and E-TU-C
To: G-RX-5

Case Manager: Theresa Lucero, Senior City Planner Theresa.lucero@denvergov.org

Planning Board Public Hearing Information
Date:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time:  3:00 PM
Place: Parr-Widener Community Room #389, City & County Building 1437 Bannock St.

The application for the above-referenced Official Map Amendment and the City’s map amendment process may be viewed at www.DenverGov.org/ProposedRezonings.

Written comments received by 5 p.m. 9 days prior to the Planning Board Public Hearing will be attached to the staff report that is provided to the Board. Written comments received after that time and prior to 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before the Hearing will be emailed regularly to the Board; hard copies of these comments also will be distributed to the Board at the Hearing. Written comments received after 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before the Hearing will not be distributed to the Board; to ensure these comments are considered by the Board, please submit them to the Board during the Hearing.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS OR SUPPORT AT THE PLANNING BOARD HEARING AND AT THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE CITY COUNCIL.

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