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 …

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 …

A tricky situation faced the 16th Street Mall at Monday night’s meeting of Denver City Council. It took a long time to talk.

With too many interruptions, this is sort of late, but we now know how complicated it is to fund the “new” 16th Street Mall. Two of the bills for final consideration earlier this week pretty much sailed through with votes, involving funding from RTD and the Board of Water Commissioners. But the third bill – …

Remember this? It is a reminder of March 2020, and now it is July 2020.

There is still quite a bit of uncertainty, but we now have new concerns. The administration under President Trump has decided to not send statistics about COVID-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, this information is to be sent to the Department of Health and Services, a totally different entity. The CDC …

The clock is ticking for Morey Middle School vs. the encampment circling Morey.

A good thing the powers-that-be learned when Morey Middle School was going to open up for teachers. When city officials thought that Morey was going to open up on Aug. 17 for students, actually the teachers will be going in to the school building on July 20. As of today, the teachers will show up …

Finally, some sensible thinking when it comes to one of the city’s area plans: Take a pause.

Let’s face it: The growing number of “area plans” being developed by Denver’s Community Planning and Development are now doing everything virtually. If you join a virtual meeting, well, it’s just not the same as a real meeting. But, of course, who wants to be squeezed into an auditorium or gymnasium until the virus has …