City Council will be voting on amendments to the 2023 Budget on Monday October 31st starting at 3:30pm. You can go there in person to 1437 Bannock st or you can watch live at this link
Among the amendments being voted on are the 7 budget proposals we in HAND submitted which Councilwoman CdeBaca will be proposing along with a number of other proposals. Our proposals move money from police and jails into housing & health resources to increase by 1/3 the number of very low-income (under 30%AMI) housing units (from 392 to 592), triple the number of hotels converted to housing (from 2 to 6), & establish/ improve public health infrastructure for sanitation in our City (including water fountains, bathrooms, & showers).
City Council members need to hear from you before Monday about the need for your tax dollars to be used for housing & health, not police & jails! Please email your council person and ask for their support on these budget proposals! See info below…
City Council Emails
How to find your council district https://www.denvergov.org/maps/map/councildistricts (note: if you are houseless you can claim any and all districts if you want! You can also just email them all anyway regardless where you live…)
Sample email outline…
Dear Council person _______
My name is ___________ and I live/am houseless in your district ___________
There are a number of budget proposals I would like you to support that would help create housing and sanitation resources. The proposals include: City Master Leasing of Housing, Hotel Acquisition for Housing, Water Stations, Bathrooms, Shower and Laundry Trucks, Trash Collection, and Recreation Center Passes.
I am asking you to support these proposals because… [insert personal experience] _____
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or to discuss the need for these budget amendments.
You can attach this budget proposal summary doc too if you want (see attached).
Let’s raise our voices and demand a budget for the people, not the police!
Housekeys Action Network Denver
Towards rights, dignity, housing…