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File #: 21-0079    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: Finance & Governance Committee
On agenda: 2/22/2021 Final action: 2/22/2021
Title: A bill for an ordinance adding a new section 2-6 to Article 1, Chapter 2, formally recognizing Juneteenth. Amends Article I, Chapter 2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to add a new section 2.6 recognizing observance of Juneteenth in Denver. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 2-2-21.
Indexes: Zach Rothmier
Attachments: 1. BR21 0079 CC Juneteenth Request, 2. BR21 0079 CC Juneteenth Draft Bill, 3. FINAL_Juneteenth_slides_v2_1.24.pdf, 4. 21-0079 Filed Bill_Juneteenth Observance, 5. 21-0079 Filed Bill_Juneteenth Observance, 6. 21-0079 - signed, 7. 21-0079 A bill for an ordinance adding a new section 2-6 to Article 1, Chapter 2, formally recognizing Juneteenth
Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

Date Submitted: 1-22-21

Requesting Agency: City Council
Division:

Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name: Skye Stuart
Email: skye.stuart@denvergov.org

Item Title & Description:
(Do not delete the following instructions)
These appear on the Council meeting agenda. Initially, the requesting agency will enter a 2-3 sentence description. Upon bill filling, the City Attorney's Office should enter the title above the description (the title should be in bold font).

Both the title and description must be entered between the red "title" and "body" below. Do not at any time delete the red "title" or "body" markers from this template.
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A bill for an ordinance adding a new section 2-6 to Article 1, Chapter 2, formally recognizing Juneteenth.
Amends Article I, Chapter 2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to add a new section 2.6 recognizing observance of Juneteenth in Denver. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 2-2-21.
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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:
Detailed description of the item and why we are doing it. This can be a separate attachment.
This proposed addition to the DRMC would recognize the Saturday closest to June 19th (Juneteenth) as a "commemorative" holiday for the City of Denver and call for appropriate public observance. Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in the United States and has been celebrated in Denver since 1953, where the first events were held in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood. This recognizes Denver's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and educates on and honors African American freedom, heritage and achievement. It would join two other commemorative holidays in Denver's code.
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