Colorado’s new vehicle registrations drops 2 percent
The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) today released its “Colorado Auto Outlook,” which includes details on new car and light truck registrations year to date for 2019. The report shows that Colorado registrations through May 2019 versus year to date in 2018 declined 2 percent. The U.S. market was off 3.4 percent for the first five months of 2019.
The state’s new vehicle market declined 2 percent during the first five months of 2019 on registrations of 80,752 new vehicles versus 82,370 in 2018. Light truck registrations in the state increased 0.5 percent year to date, while passenger cars declined 10.6 percent.
CADA President Tim Jackson said, “While Colorado’s new vehicle registrations slowed in May, we continue to outperform the nation. The anticipated slowdown is due to several factors, including higher new vehicle prices and rising interest rates, despite manufacturers’ efforts to offer incentives and discounts. On the upside, Colorado consumers continue to benefit from a strong economy, labor market, wage growth and positive consumer confidence, all of which leads to a strong auto retail market.”
HRCP and OIRA Respond to ICE Actions
The Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships and the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs released the following statement in response to news reports that indicate the White House has placed a two-week delay on previously announced Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions in Denver and other U.S. cities.
“Leaders and staff in the Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships and the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs are sickened at the use of immigrant families as pawns in this political game. We remind our community that Denver is a welcoming city and commit to continue to come together when our families are threatened. We will also continue to provide resources to help partners and community members alike answer questions and concerns about how to respond to ICE activity.”
Seat belt enforcement cites over 5K drivers
To help keep drivers and passengers safe on Colorado roads this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 80 local law enforcement agencies teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement from May 20 to June 2. A total of 5051 drivers were cited for seat belt violations, including 244 drivers who had improperly restrained children under 15 in their vehicle. Last year, 5,678 tickets were issued during the same enforcement period, of which including 234 involved unrestrained children.
President Donald J. Trump is imposing new sanctions targeting the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran. “We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.”
Gov. Jared Polis today ordered the United States and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 25, to honor former Colorado legislator Tilman Bishop. Bishop served 28 years in the Colorado legislature. Bishop passed on Sunday, June 16, in Grand Junction.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department are seeking nominations for the 2019 Mayor’s Design Awards. Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, and artists for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 6. Nominations can be made at DenverGov.org/MDA.