MEGO? That’s short for “My Eyes Glaze Over” — except proposed new zoning for group living is opening eyes.

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a city council committee discussing the preservation of Carmen Court. It was a very quick discussion. But then, there was a presentation by a city planner rolling out the many aspects of changes to zoning for group living. The introduction was a list of dates that Denver …

Time to make Denver’s budget for next year. Glad I do not have to do it.

Starting this Wednesday, July 16, Denver City Council members will begin to address the next budget year: Annual Budget Presentations Kickoff: 2021 Budget Overview. We all know many of us have had to pull in our belts, and for some people in Denver have lost jobs, fear of losing their homes or apartments to eviction, or …

Still thinking of 9/11, adding it to the list of the many sad moments this year.

It’s hard to believe that 9/11 happened 19 years ago. The shock and sorrow still resonates.  And in this year, with a divisive political situation and a virus that has been claiming so many lives, I felt this morning I needed to think about 9/11.  Five years ago on a chilly January day, I visited …

We may not see Carmen Court again for 90 days, unless something happens. Or sooner.

This morning, the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure committee discussed the extension for about 5-ish minutes, so that owners and applicants may look for a plan for Carmen Court’s future.  The extension would last for 45 days until it goes back to that committee to October 13. Then, about 2 hours and 30 minutes later, …

Having a new date every Tuesday morning involves Carmen Court. It’s always a nail-biter.

On August 18, the Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure committee ran out of time to consider whether a landmark application on Carmen Court should be moved to the full city council. Carmen Court, at 900 East 1st Avenue and Emerson Street, involves six condos built in 1925, an ensemble that is loaded …

What happened to the 2020 Census, lost in the fog of politics and other issues?

Several weeks ago, a local foundation posted on Facebook that the census would be wrapped up by mid-August. Huh? But that was not true. Originally, the deadline for all census material was October 31 – whether via online or on the phone or working with census takers coming to your home. But then, the current …