Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hancock Has Good Year

Mayor Michael Hancock had a good year.  He has installed a new administration with few mishaps.  In particular, his new police chief has received mostly good reviews.  The Denver Post seems satisfied. Most of their vitriol appears aimed at the Secretary of the State.

Hancock’s most important achievement was to manage a solution to the city’s structural deficit, which he inherited and had been long studied.  Voters gave his TABOR override a 73 percent “yes” vote.

Although he is only halfway through his first term, at least one re-election appears secure.  However, that doesn’t restrain speculating on the next mayor.

Denver has had some exceptional mayors that have contributed to the city’s rise as the hub of a prosperous and viable region with a worldwide reputation.

Will Denver’s next mayor be a woman?

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