Election night 2021 wasn’t Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s first rodeo when it came to asking voters to let the city take out a serious amount of new debt to pay for big public projects in the city.
But it was his first time getting bucked by the bull.
The defeat of Referred Question 2E, a $190 million bond measure that would have helped pay for a 10,000-seat arena and the renovation of a stock show building into a community market, has left Hancock and his advisers in search of a new plan to finish off major components of the National Western campus transformation he pitched during his first term.
The term-limited mayor, who leaves office in less than two years, now is in danger of failing to find a solution that would complete one of his largest legacy projects.
Full story via Joe Rubino and Jon Murray, The Denver Post
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