A Councilmom, Not a Superhero

A Personal Mother’s Day Reflection: Six years ago, I was early in the adventure of elected public service while parenting a preschooler. I wrote the piece, Before I Was a Mom, at the only possible time I had available to write or reflect, 2 a.m. Today, my son is halfway through childhood at 9 years old and I’m … Continued

Robin Kniech Will Run for Re-Election to Denver City Council

This article originally appeared in the Denverite on May 2, 2018.  By: Andrew Kenney Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech will run for a third term on the Denver City Council in the May 2019 election, she announced today. Kniech is one of two at-large members of the council, meaning she represents the entire city rather than … Continued

Common Sense Gun Regulations That Protect Families and the Public

By: Robin Kniech I am proud of Denver’s long-standing ban on most assault weapons and my record supporting common sense gun laws. In January 2018, I voted to approve one of the first-ever city bans on bump stocks, and to limit the size of high capacity magazines in the City of Denver. In light of the horrific violence caused by bump stocks … Continued

Public Safety for All

By: Robin Kniech The foundation of any successful city is safety— the safety to raise children, work and play, and live good lives. As a member of the City Council’s Safety, Housing and Homelessness Committee, I track the overall low rate of crime the city has enjoyed in recent years, while striving to ensure there are enough men and women to protect … Continued

Gentrification, Displacement and Government

By: Robin Kniech Many of the housing policies and investments passed in recent years can be utilized in ways that help prevent displacement. However, we haven’t often talked about them in this way, and they aren’t yet big enough or broad enough to meet the scale of the challenges. In response to calls from the … Continued

Prioritizing Public Safety Over Immigration Enforcement

By: Robin Kniech The safety of our community and each resident who calls Denver home is of paramount importance. A vital component to local public safety is community trust in our law enforcement and in our government agencies. This is true for both our immigrant and non-immigrant communities. When members of our community are scared … Continued

What Denver Council Member Robin Kniech Learned From Relying on RTD

By: David Sachs What if all public officials walked in the shoes of their constituents who depend on transit? How would influence their thinking on issues like improving bus service or building out better sidewalks? In October, at-large Denver City Council Member Robin Kniech ditched her car and used RTD for a few days to support … Continued

GO Bond and City Funding

By: Robin Kniech Cities like Denver have a variety of methods to pay for the infrastructure, services and programs needed to serve you and run the city. Day-to-day operations, salaries for city employees (like police and parks crews) and routine maintenance of city buildings are all funded through our annual budget. The budget is made … Continued

Moving Forward to End Hate Crimes, Together

By: Robin Kniech I had to rewrite this post after the attack in Orlando. The original began with acknowledgement of The Center’s LGBTQ Pride Celebration, and a recap of the more than 25 years of LGBTQ equality history in our great City. It has been 25 years since Denver’s popular vote to affirm non-discrimination on … Continued

Launching the Public Restrooms Project

By: Robin Kniech People laugh when you talk about bathrooms, and they cringe when you mention the alternatives. As a city council member, you hear from a lot of people about a lot of important issues. Who knew that bathrooms would be one of them and that it would be an issue that unites a … Continued

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A Councilmom, Not a Superhero

A Personal Mother’s Day Reflection: Six years ago, I was early in the adventure of elected public service while parenting a preschooler. I wrote the piece, Before I Was a Mom, at the only possible time I had available to write or reflect, 2 a.m. Today, my son is halfway through childhood at 9 years old and I’m … Continued

Robin Kniech Will Run for Re-Election to Denver City Council

This article originally appeared in the Denverite on May 2, 2018.  By: Andrew Kenney Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech will run for a third term on the Denver City Council in the May 2019 election, she announced today. Kniech is one of two at-large members of the council, meaning she represents the entire city rather than … Continued

Common Sense Gun Regulations That Protect Families and the Public

By: Robin Kniech I am proud of Denver’s long-standing ban on most assault weapons and my record supporting common sense gun laws. In January 2018, I voted to approve one of the first-ever city bans on bump stocks, and to limit the size of high capacity magazines in the City of Denver. In light of the horrific violence caused by bump stocks … Continued

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