Ballot Initiatives

Several ballot initiatives have been certified for the May 2019 municipal election in Denver including: Right to Survive Initiative – This initiative:  1) prohibits Denver from enforcing essential laws that protect public safety, 2) allows people to occupy all outdoor...

Tourism Improvement District

The MDLC Board, in partnership with VISIT DENVER was successful in implementing Denver’s Tourism Improvement District.  The District was approved by the electors in November of 2018 and the 1% folio tax took effect on January 1, 2018.  Money generated from the tax...

Homelessness

Throughout 2017, the City came under fire by homeless advocate groups who are demanding the City repeal the camping ordinance. The MDLC held several meetings with the Mayor’s staff and members of City Council to ensure they understand the importance of keeping the...

Green Roofs Initiative

Following the recommendation of the Task Force, last October, the Denver City Council passed a green buildings ordinance to replace the Green Roofs Initiative that was passed by voters in 2017.  MDLC actively participated on the Task Force that drafted the green...

Short-Term Online Rentals

The short-term online rentals ordinance that was passed by the Denver City Council in 2016 requires that all short-term rentals all hosts register and remit lodger’s tax to the City.  Additional information on the City’s short-term rental ordinance and the online...