October 11, 2022


Name CHUN - Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Category Election Forum



CHUN Community Ballot Forum



Our friends at CHUN, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods will hold a Community Ballot Forum on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:00PM at the Althea Center, 1400 N. Williams St.

Three ballot initiatives will be presented and you will have the opportunity to ask questions during an open Q&A.

Waste No More
Waste No More is an initiative aimed at expanding the use of composting and recycling in Denver. It would require commercial properties in Denver, including businesses, hospitals, sports venues, permitted events, and multifamily buildings with more than eight units to provide on-site access to recycling and composting, as well as pickup services for recycling and composting. It would also require that all construction and demolition activities separate their waste and recycle appropriate materials. The properties that provide these services would be required to give instructions on how to recycle and compost.

Denver Deserves Sidewalks
Denver Deserves Sidewalks is an initiative that would publicly fund the construction and repair of sidewalks across Denver. The goal of this initiative is to enable the construction of a complete sidewalk network that serves every Denver neighborhood within 9 years. To fund this program, the initiative would establish a fee on property owners, based on street type and linear feet of property frontage. The proposed fee is estimated to generate $41 million in revenue annually. The revenue could only be used for the construction, repair, and upgrade of pedestrian sidewalks. The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) would manage the program.

No Eviction Without Representation (NEWR)
No Eviction Without Representation (NEWR) is an initiative that would provide free legal representation to all Denver tenants who face an eviction. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all tenants have access to legal support when navigating the eviction process. The program would make legal support accessible to all tenants regardless of income, and would be made available to tenants from the time they receive an initial eviction filing (‘notice to quit’) from their landlord. NEWR would be funded by an annual tax on rental properties and is estimated to generate $12 million in annual revenue. NEWR would be managed by a dedicated program coordinator and would be overseen by a tenants’ committee appointed by City Council.

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