Councilwoman Robin Kniech Fights for a More Inclusive Denver

This article originally appeared in Out Front Magazine on February 5, 2018. By: Alyha Priet “We’re going to count to three and I want you to say the name of a woman who inspired you. We’re going to do it all together. Get her name in your mind. One. Two. Three!” Denver’s At-Large Councilwoman Robin Kniech … 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

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:

Forward. Together. For One More Term.

By: Robin Kniech We did it, once again! We ran an authentic campaign based on a solid record of accomplishments. We demonstrated how together, we’re making progressive change happen in Denver, and how we’ll build on that success. And we won! I want to sincerely thank: Each and every voter. The nearly 800 who invested … Continued

Homelessness: The Facts & Plan No One in 300 Debate is Talking About

About four or five times per week, I get to hear the debate about Initiative 300, which would create a right to camp in any publicly available space. They finish and then I’m given one minute to describe a plan to end homelessness during a candidate forum on a range of issues. Unless you’ve attended … Continued

Can Electeds be Both Bold and Responsive

Ok, so you know about my record on housing, protecting our climate, inclusivity, and more. And now you know all about my family, our obsession with composting, and our dogs. But elections are about more than personalities and policies. They’re also about leadership and judgment. One of my opponents recently asked me which was harder, running for office or serving? No contest: … Continued