The city's newly announced affordable housing fund is one step to try to stop the displacement of longtime residents, but time is running out
The mayor's speech called for new affordable housing and homelessness initiatives.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Talks Train and City, Flobots Bring Community Voices To Album, Debut Novel 'Fat Girl,' On Women's Weight, Sassy Highway Signs
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock realizes a dream with launch of the airport train but faces issues including community-police relations and homelessness. Plus, hip hop group the Flobots includes community voices in its new album "NOENEMIES." And, Mona Awad's debut novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl," explores women's weight issues. Then, citizens write sassy signs to discourage distracted driving.
Listen or read a transcript as the mayor talks about airport-related development, police-community relations, homelessness and more.
- Mayor Michael Hancock says improving the relation between police and the community is one of the main themes he heard during forums he held on race relations that began in late 2014.Read more
- On tap: An 18 percent boost to its transit system including 10 miles of new bike lanes and pedestrian crosswalk improvements.Read more
- During his inaugural address, Hancock committed to building 6,000 units of affordable housing, and having body cameras on all police officers by 2016.Read more
The two videos feature the family of Marcus Mason, who was gunned down in 2007. His murder remains unsolved.
The mayor told hundreds of cheering supporters Tuesday night that he would take aim at long-standing challenges in the growing city.
Nevertheless, the challengers hope to capitalize on some of the discontent in Denver surrounding development, affordable housing, transportation and other issues.