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

Before I Was a Mom

This article originally appeared in The Denver Post on May 10, 2012    By: Robin Kniech, Denver City Councilwoman At-Large Typically when my name graces the pages of this paper, it’s for a policy comment from my seat on Denver’s City Council. Or I’m named in political coverage with the description “the first openly gay member of the City … Continued

News From the Campaign:

Robin’s Priorities for the November Ballot

By: Robin Kniech Jump to Robin’s Picks If you don’t vote, someone who doesn’t share your values likely will. And as we’ve learned the hard way, staying home or skipping a question on your ballot can change the outcome of an entire election, the Supreme Court, and the country. This November’s ballot is going to … Continued

City Council Passes Initiative to Fight Housing Discrimination

By: Robin Kniech Great news! As you know, I’ve been working on a bill to ensure that no one is turned away from a home they can afford just because of how they will pay for it. Earlier this week, the Denver City Council voted to pass the initiative! The overwhelming victory means that single mothers … Continued

Denver City Councilwoman Says Her Plan Would End Housing Discrimination

By: The Denver Channel Denver’s housing market is tough for everyone, but it can be even tougher for people lucky enough to get a voucher from the Denver Housing Authority that could pay for some of their rent. That’s because many landlords refuse to accept rent payments from housing assistance programs like Section 8. On … Continued