Despite being among the first states to broadly legalize marijuana, cities elsewhere have led the way on expunging misdemeanor drug convictions.
The mayor said the wage boost would affect about 2,500 city employees.
The November ballot measure, which would compensate private landowners if government drilling limits diminished their property values, is largely funded by the oil and gas industry.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock presented his $1.5 billion, equity-focused budget proposal for 2019 on Thursday.
Mayor Michael Hancock is promoting a series of plans for the city that spans the next 20 years.
Denver's affordability and gentrification were major topics during the speech.
He'll outline a program to shield current residents from displacement, and teach new residents about the history of certain neighborhoods.
Councilmember Flynn stands by his proposal, which he says adds more accountability through additional reporting requirements.
From 2013 to 2017, the airport provided $426,436 in travel to the mayor’s office and city council, mostly business class overseas flights.
Colorado was awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but later said “no thanks” and the games went to Innsbruck, Austria, instead.