Monday, December 4, 2017

Denver Bond Win Good for Hancock Re-election

Mayors and other Colorado political executives are judged on their ability to persuade voters to support tax initiatives in the state’s constitutionally-constrained tax environment.

Denver voters’ 70 percent level of support for $937 million in new bonds for seven categories of city projects helps secure Mayor Michael Hancock’s 2019 third and final re-election, assuming he desires to run.

Nearly 46 percent of the bonds were for transportation to try to help address the top complaint from Denver voters concerning traffic and density. But the election is more than a year and a half away and Hancock will likely need more strategies on affordable housing and neighborhood development to keep the anti-growth politics manageable.

Read Denver Post: Denver voters strongly approve $937 million bond package for roads, parks, libraries and cultural facilities

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