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Week Of Special Interest 12/05/18
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By La Voz Staff

Active duty military personnel ride free on RTD in 2019

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors has approved extending the allowance for all active duty U.S. military personnel to ride free on all RTD services through Dec. 31, 2019.

The idea was first introduced in October 2006 by Brigadier General (Ret.) Bernie Rogoff, a local advocate for active military members and veterans. The action passed during the Nov. 27 RTD board meeting.

All active members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves are entitled to ride free on any RTD service, including special services such as SkyRide and BroncosRide.

“We thank our troops for their bravery and sacrifice in defending our country, and we are pleased to continue to offer this service in expression of our gratitude. We will never forget,” said RTD Board Chairman Doug Tisdale.

To be eligible to ride for free, all active duty military personnel must either present an active duty military ID card with the words “Geneva Convention Identification Card” on the bottom, or be wearing the appropriate Class A or Class B uniforms. These types of uniforms are described as follows:

The Class A uniform is worn with the dress uniform service jacket and all decorations, a tie and a rank insignia.

The Class B uniform is a little less formal, without the dress uniform service jacket, and is usually worn with an open shirt collar.

Applications being accepted for the Denver County Cultural Council

City Council is seeking applicants with active community involvement at the neighborhood level and professional, volunteer or advocatory experience in an art, cultural, scientific or historical organization. Applicants should have a citywide perspective and be willing to commit at least 15 to 20 hours per month to the cultural council during the annual grant application review period, from March through June. Visit for more information.

Apartment Association of Metro Denver and Brothers Redevelopment join forces

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) and housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment are bringing together property owners, housing experts and prospective tenants to forge solid new partnerships over the next year.

Thanks to AAMD’s generous grant of $5,000 and Brothers Redevelopment’s expertise in making homes attainable for Denver Metro residents, the collaboration promises to bring practical solutions to a challenging rental market.

Our Government

White House

On Saturday, December 1, President Donald Trump signed into law: H.R. 7187, the “National Flood Insurance Program Further Extension Act of 2018,” which authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enter into new contracts for flood insurance and borrow from the Treasury up to specified amounts through December 7, 2018.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide immediately for 30 days to honor former President George H.W. Bush and as ordered by President Trump. The former president died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the age of 94.

“President Bush lived each day with courage,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “He never flinched from a tough decision, and every day as President brought honor and dignity to the office and the country. He left a lasting legacy on the importance of civility in politics.”

Denver Mayor

With over 800 sustainability advocates and stakeholders in attendance, Mayor Michael B. Hancock kicked off the city’s 4th annual Sustainable Denver Summit on Friday November 30. The Summit serves as a year-round catalyst for organizations to set and meet sustainability commitments and supports the city’s ambitious 2020 Sustainability Goals.





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