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

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

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

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

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

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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

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