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Denver Council priorities could cost $1.5B

Author: Mike McKibbin - February 10, 2017 - Updated: February 11, 2017

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Faced with one of the fastest growth rates among major U.S. cities nationwide, Denver City Council has identified a range of priorities and goals to help guide budgeting decisions and to decide policy priority areas. Those include more than $1 billion in infrastructure needs and projects alone. Each year, the Council holds a retreat to develop the priorities and goals that are submitted to Mayor Michael Hancock and city agencies to consider during the administration’s planning and budgeting for the following fiscal year. “This is a meaningful time in our city, where we are experiencing growth and vibrancy on historic levels,” Council President Albus Brooks said. “This success has brought its challenges in terms of mobility and affordability for our constituents.”

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.