JPUN is excited to be a co-sponsor of an upcoming City Council District 1 runoff debate between candidates Amanda Sandoval and Mike Somma. The debate will be hosted by Regis University on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. And just prior, Clerk and Recorder runoff candidates Paul Lopez and Peg Perl will debate at 6:30 p.m.
Important 2019 Run-off Election Dates
- May 20: Ballots begin mailing to active voters
- May 20: Drop-boxes open across the City
- May 28: Vote Centers open
- June 4: Last day to vote
- Vote Centers open 7am – 7pm
- Ballots must be received by 7pm
Jefferson Park Day Community Clean-up & Celebration – Saturday, May 18 at 9 am Show your neighborhood pride on Saturday, May 18, by participating in Jefferson Park’s Annual Clean-Up and Neighborhood Celebration. This year’s event kicks-off in Jefferson Park at 9 AM (northeast side near playground area), where Araujo’s Breakfast Burritos, 2914 Coffee, juice, and fruit will be provided for volunteers. Once fueled, you may pick an area of Jefferson Park to help clean with friends, family or neighbors. It’s a great way to get to know people in your neighborhood.
JPUN General Membership Meeting – Join us on Tuesday, May 14 for our General Membership Meeting; 6:30 PM in the rear chapel at Riverside Church. Our featured speakers are Denver Animal Shelter, and Denver Property Tax Assessments.
City Reviews Application for Jefferson Park’s First Historic District – Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) has received an application to create the city’s newest historic district along River Drive. The unique street is located southeast of the corner of W. 23rd Avenue and Clay Street and includes more than a dozen homes built in the 19th century. The area is the last intact section of a large subdivision from the 1880s called River Front Highlands that once covered a large swath of the current Jefferson Park neighborhood. Many of the homes on River Drive predate the park itself, which was built in 1899. A committee comprised of River Drive homeowners helped create the application which was submitted by Councilman Rafael Espinoza. The application is scheduled to be reviewed by the LPC on May 21. If the commission recommends approval, the application will then be reviewed by the Denver City Council which makes all final decisions on historic district designations. The process includes two scheduled opportunities for public comment at hearings in May and June.
Complete May Newsletter
JPUN is excited to join with several other neighborhood organizations and Regis University to host a dynamic forum where you can hear candidates share their visions and ideas for our council district – District 1.
Join on Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Center in Claver Hall (use entrance 4 at Lowell and 52nd)
Friends of Over the Colfax Clover:
Join us for a rescheduled public meeting at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as we move to decide on a preferred design for Colfax & Federal. The meeting is from 6:00-7:30 pm on Tuesday February 19th at the Alamo Sloans (4255 W Colfax Ave). FB Event Page here to share.
We are now at a critical juncture in the project, with exciting news about City funding and a new long-term redesign option for consideration, based on previous community input. At this meeting, we are seeking additional input on a preferred option, as the City and CDOT evaluate the project moving forward. We will also have updates on short-term improvements, and information about a potential event on the Federal bridge over Colfax.
Snacks from the Alamo and translation and childcare provided (with I-CE-NY treats for the kiddos)!
Last, I wanted to share a link to volunteer for a cool Vision Zero mural. The event and party is on Saturday March 9th at Los Mesones Taqueria (Colfax & Meade), with volunteer slots on the Friday March 8th. Sign up here