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Littleton General Election 2019: Important Dates

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LITTLETON, CO — Littleton voters will elect four council members in 2019 – one from District II, one from District IV and two from the city at-large. The at-large candidate who wins the highest number of votes will serve a four-year term and the at-large candidate who receives the second-highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.

A Potential Candidate Forum was held at the Littleton Center on June 27.

Here is some important election information, courtesy of the City of Littleton:

Continue reading @Patch.com

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Take on 2020 General Fund Reduction Impact

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In April, I received instructions from the County Manager’s Office to reduce the Sheriff’s Office general fund budget for 2020 by 7%, or $6.7 million. This decrease raises significant concern regarding the overall safety of our community. Therefore my executive staff and I have been working to identify priorities and better understand the potential consequences of the proposed cuts. While there may be opportunities for small savings elsewhere within the JCSO, the greatest impact will be to the detentions facility.

The reduction of personnel costs necessary to meet the requested budget cut equates to a decrease of 400 – 600 jail beds. In addition, such a significant reduction in available beds would result in the elimination of the U.S. Marshals contract, roughly a $1.8 million revenue loss. Put simply, by holding vacancies open to reduce detentions staffing levels, jail capacity decreases by as much as 44%. All remaining beds would need to be utilized for local inmates and detainees rather than reserved for federal prisoners.

Read Sheriff Jeff Shrader’s full post here.

Today Is The DEA’s National Take Back Day. Find A Drop Off Location Near You.

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Do your part to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Keep your friends and family safe from prescription drug abuse by getting rid of unwanted medication sitting in your medicine cabinet. According to a 2017 survey, “6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs and that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet”.

The DEA National Rx Take Back Day begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th and goes until 2 p.m.

Here are the locations closest to Littleton.

LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT
LITTLETON CENTER
MAIN PARKING- 2255 W Berry Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

COLUMBINE VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOWN HALL- 2 Middlefield Rd, Columbine Valley, CO 80123

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF
DAKOTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
WEST PARKING LOT- 3399 W Coal Mine Ave, Littleton, CO 80127

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
HIGHLANDS RANCH SUBSTATION- 9250 Zotos Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

ENGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
KING SOOPERS- 5050 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110

MORRISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
MORRISON POLICE DEPARTMENT- 321 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465

To find out more information on Rx Abuse and Nation Take Back Day, visit the DEA Diversion website.

Jefferson County faces major financial woes, sheriff warns of safety issues

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The sheriff of Colorado’s fourth-most populous county says public safety will be at risk as his department faces a looming financial crisis. Jefferson County is dealing with a major budget shortfall. County commissioners are finding it difficult to turn the mess around.

If the current JeffCo budget proposal is approved, Sheriff Jeff Shrader says he will need to find a way to do without $10 million — about 10 percent of his current budget. Shrader says current cuts proposed to county commissioners would result in 400 to 600 fewer beds at the county jail.

Continue reading this important story @ KDVR.com

Littleton Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 27

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Do you have any leftover medications in your house from surgery or a dental procedure? You may not even remember that you have them. We recommend taking a few minutes to go through your cabinets and drawers and check. If you find anything then this Saturday is the perfect time for you to get them out of your house. You can keep your family safe by preventing pill abuse and theft by getting these potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted pills out of your house.

The Littleton Police Department (LPD)and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will accept any pills and patched from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  at the Littleton Center front parking lot at 2255 W. Berry Ave in Littleton. LPD cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Get all of the details on this important program @ the City of Littleton website.

Bill banning e-cigarette use indoors passes Colorado House; heads to Senate

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Colorado House lawmakers have given a strong bipartisan “yes” to a bill that adds vaping and e-cigarettes to the list of things that can’t be used in most public indoor spaces.

House Bill 1076 cleared the House on a 48-17 vote Thursday and now heads to the Senate.

Republican state Rep. Colin Larson of Littleton, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, noted the Clean Indoor Act was passed a decade ago and that it banned indoor smoking of tobacco in a host of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and hospitals.

Continue reading @The Gazette.

Littleton revamps permitting process to keep up with development demands

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LITTLETON, Colo. — As the Denver Metro area continues to grow, some cities are dealing with growing pains while trying to accommodate new development.

Like many other areas surrounding Denver and the Denver Tech Center, the city of Littleton is experiencing a building boom.

“The growth that we’ve been experiencing here in Littleton is not unique, it’s really a region wide,” said Jennifer Henninger, the director of community development for Littleton.

Littleton has a lot to offer; the city is located about 20 minutes away from Denver and the Denver Tech Center. It’s more affordable than either of those business hubs and it offers mass transit options like Light Rail. Because of this, developers have been bringing numerous new projects to the area.

Continue reading @ The Denver Channel

Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support

in Education/Government

Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval.

No one showed up to oppose House Bill 1262.

The program is expected to cost $175 million next year. That’s less than the $227 million originally requested by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and $10 million less than the $185 million originally included in the budget by the Joint Budget Committee. House leaders said Monday that the lower cost estimate frees up $10 million for a compromise on increased transportation funding.

Head on over to Chalkbeat for all of the details on this story.

Source: Chalkbeat

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