October 19, 2022
Longmont Community Survey Shines Light On Lack Of Affordable Housing
The Longmont City Council presented the results of the 2022 City of Longmont Community Survey during a study session last night. Residents who took the survey expressed generally positive views about the city. Of the 47.5% of residents that said they would be extremely likely to recommend Longmont as a good place to live, 54% called homelessness a major issue and only 23% stated that they had sufficient accessibility to affordable housing. Additionally, 42% were satisfied with police enforcement’s prevention of crimes and only 36% were satisfied with the enforcement of traffic laws.
City Of Aurora Launches New Site That Will Help New Residents Find Housing
The city of Aurora has launched a new website to help new residents locate available housing. The website presents rental listings, and other resources, including a directory with homelessness resources, shelter information, veteran services, and job postings. The city used federal pandemic relief funds to launch the site, which is online at www.myhousingsearch.com/aurora
Safe2Tell Releases Annual Report
Colorado’s neighborhood intervention and violence prevention reporting program, Safe2Tell released an annual report yesterday. The report found that suicide and bullying continue to rank as the highest threats for schools and neighborhoods. Safe2Tell is a Colorado-wide violence intervention and prevention program for youth and community members created in 2004 to anonymously report threats to their own and others’ safety.
According to a press release Safe2Tell received about 19,000 calls in the last year, which is an almost 70% increase from the year before and the highest number since before the pandemic.
No-Cost RTD Days
RTD will offer two free fare days to help Coloradans get to the polls. October 28, which is National Vote Early Day and the November 8 election, Coloradans can ride the RTD for free.
Voters can locate a drop box or voting center near them using GoVoteColorado.gov, and plan their trip using RTD’s trip planner on RTD-Denver,com or the app.
Non Profit In East Colfax Acquires Former Motels
The Fax Partnership, a nonprofit, announced yesterday it acquired two East Colfax motels last month to provide temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness. The motels are The Westerner and Sand & Sage, located at the 8400 block on East Colfax. Following rehabilitation of the motel units, Volunteers of America of Colorado will partner with the Fax Partnership next year to provide housing and services for unhoused families. The non-profit also plans on turning the motels into an affordable housing redevelopment for the East Colfax Community beginning in 2028. The redevelopment will also include community-serving ground floor uses. The nonprofit said it purchased the properties with a diverse set of lenders.
Denver Cop Fired After Arrest In Aurora
Aurora Police arrested a now-former Denver Police officer on Saturday. Twenty-seven year old Daniel Caballero is facing multiple criminal charges including domestic violence and harassment, menacing and prohibited use of weapons. The arrest affidavit indicates Aurora Police received a call Saturday night reporting an armed person at a house in the 900 block of South Waco way. The affidavit alleges Caballero was seen pulling his girlfriend’s hair, leading to an altercation with the girlfriend’s brother. Caballero then allegedly pulled out a handgun. Caballero lost his Denver Police Department job after the incident.