Mayor Hancock picks former councilman to replace Anna Jones in Cornerstone Project

Read both articles from the Denverite and North Denver Tribune here.

Mayor Hancock picks former councilman to oversee transformational projects in northeast Denver
by Adrian D. Garcia
Mayor Michael Hancock has already found someone to be the city’s new chief coordinator of the major redevelopment projects in River North, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.

and from the Tribune

DENVER — Mayor Michael B. Hancock today named Timothy Sandos as the new Executive Director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). Sandos will provide general oversight, planning, strategic coordination, financing and implementation of six primary projects under the umbrella of the NDCC, including management of city staff assigned to the collaborative.

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Organizers are defending 4/20 as Mayor Michael Hancock orders a “thorough review” of city procedures

“Seeing our Civic Center in a state of disrepair was for many in our city — including myself — deeply disappointing and discouraging,” Hancock said at a press conference Monday morning. “Our parks and public spaces are held in the public trust, and when organizers hold an event at one of these spaces, they have a responsibility to uphold that public trust. When organizers leave one of our parks trashed, they violate that trust.”

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Mayor Hancock Appoints Anna Jones To Coordinate North Denver Projects

When Jones starts May 23, she and her deputy directors — longtime deputy Todd Wenskoski and Christopher Pacheco, who is leaving his position as a public works senior engineer and project manager — face plenty of challenges. Among them is continued skepticism from some residents of those areas that the city can balance developer and neighborhood interests. Many also strongly oppose the state’s I-70 project, which the Hancock administration has supported.

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Community Groups to be Included in Denver Sheriff’s Reform [Denver Post]

By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post POSTED:   06/08/2015 Hours before community groups were poised to protest their exclusion in the latest effort at reforming the Denver Sheriff Department, plans were in the works to include them. Daelene Mix, a spokeswoman … READ MORE