City hall reporter for @DenverPost. Formerly @IndyStar. Colorado native + lover of good music, trails and beer. jmurray[at]denverpost .com, 303.954.1405

Denver’s $150M tax-and-fee plan for affordable housing heads to full City Council for debate

denverpost.com — A Denver affordable housing plan that would raise about $150 million over the next decade to support projects providing thousands of income-restricted units has been cleared for a full City Council debate. The proposal, in the works for more than a year and discussed for weeks by a committee, was advanced Wednesday afternoon on a 7-0 vote.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock starts search for first new chief of staff in 5 years

denverpost.com — The last week brought choppy waters for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. His appointment to fill a big vacancy - Kristin Bronson as city attorney - quickly was overshadowed by two embarrassing legal settlements that will end claims by an assistant city attorney and a former mayoral aide who both claimed they were wronged.

Denver council considers big chunk of $660,000 settlement ending city attorney’s retaliation claims

denverpost.com — The Denver City Council on Monday will consider signing off on a large portion of a proposed $660,000 settlement ending city officials' unusual dispute with an assistant city attorney. The settlement would resolve claims of retaliation lodged by Stuart Shapiro, a veteran in the city attorney's office who came under fire two years ago when his own conduct was called into question in handling a jail abuse lawsuit.

Denver city council decides tonight on two moratoriums aimed at development “scourges”

denverpost.com — Proposed moratoriums aimed at preventing recurrences of some projects seen as scourges of Denver's development boom are up for final votes Monday night by the City Council. One of the moratoriums would stop developers for at least the next year from constructing modern sideways row homes with narrow "garden courts" between the buildings.

Denver officials tee up $660K settlement for once-suspended city attorney

denverpost.com — Denver city officials are set to approve an unusual settlement that will pay $660,000 to an assistant city attorney who lodged claims of retaliation after he was suspended in connection with a jail-abuse case.

Denver council advances DIA terminal project bid after hearing from Magic Johnson

denverpost.com — A committee's vote Wednesday to advance a proposal that would green-light negotiations with the preferred bid team for Denver International Airport's terminal renovation came after members asked questions about the arrangement. And after they were charmed, at least a little bit, by Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

City leaders continue to question how Denver will pay to create affordable housing

denverpost.com — A week before a Denver City Council committee is set to consider advancing an affordable housing plan, some council members still have concerns about how to pay it. Councilman Chris Herndon said during the committee's meeting Wednesday that he planned to submit a competing proposal for a vote Aug.

Magic Johnson assists with DIA Jeppesen Terminal overhaul bid

gazette.com — Denver International Airport officials on Wednesday will present a "pre-development" agreement with the preferred bid team for a partnership to overhaul Jeppesen Terminal - a project likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Magic Johnson, the retired NBA player, will help make the pitch to a City Council committee.

Colorado governor: Hickenlooper and Beauprez neck and neck in poll

denverpost.com — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's race against Republican Bob Beauprez was too close to call in a new Denver Post poll in which voters nonetheless indicated they were still getting familiar with the challenger. Five weeks before the start of the mail-in election, 45 percent supported Hickenlooper among likely voters polled by SurveyUSA, and 43 percent supported Beauprez.

Magic Johnson assists with DIA Jeppesen Terminal overhaul bid

denverpost.com — Denver International Airport officials on Wednesday will present a "pre-development" agreement with the preferred bid team for a partnership to overhaul Jeppesen Terminal - a project likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Magic Johnson, the retired NBA player, will help make the pitch to a City Council committee.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @roddreher: A reader sends this view from her apartment in Denham Springs, LA https://t.co/m1eahHbyB8

Aug 26, 2016

@jackhealyNYT @NickRiccardi Oh I love that dish. Goes well with the spicy edamame.

Aug 25, 2016

RT @jasonblevins: But if you are coming from afar for a weeklong stay = no rental car. It isn't all about Front Range skiers, gasp  https://twitter.com/DaveBelin11/status/768874405392883712 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @jbarro: Trump gets same vote share in live vs. online polls; Clinton gets more in live, fewer voters go other/undecided.  https://twitter.com/nataliemjb/status/768850326090907648 

Aug 25, 2016

@mboothdenver Haha. I have it on good authority there are at least three.

Aug 25, 2016

@TheMCKessler @jasonblevins But as an alternative to driving, $78 roundtrip won't take train out of novelty land.


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