As we reported earlier, it's difficult to fire or discipline people who are elected by voters.
Kniech is one of two at-large members of the council, meaning she represents the entire city rather than an individual district.
Frustration with lack of information led two council members to essentially vote against free money for housing.
Councilman Kevin Flynn voted against the first version of a bill to limit Denver's cooperation with immigration authorities when it was at committee, but on Monday night, he said changes to the bill allow him to vote yes.
Denver “won’t be bullied or blackmailed,” mayor says as city officials propose limiting cooperation with ICE
Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver City Council members and immigrant advocates have united behind an ordinance that would give force of law to city policies.
DIA definitely needs to change its security operations, but how does the public know whether a $1.8 billion public-private partnership is a good deal?
Denver is set to decide on its biggest potential action against ICE yet. Here’s how the debate is shaping up
In a 5-1 vote, a Denver City Council committee advanced a proposal that would strictly limit how much local law enforcement cooperates with ICE.
Denver City Council voted Monday to do something the city doesn't usually do: use its business incentive fund for a major retailer.
"I make $130,000 a year with a high school education and no student loan debt. That's hopefully what these kids get, a craft they can use for a lifetime."
Denver Councilwoman Robin Kniech wants to put $11 million in bond money in the hands of neighborhoods
This year's general obligation bond provides an opportunity to let neighborhoods try their hand at budgeting, the councilwoman said.
It's like Energy Star ratings for appliances or miles per gallon info for vehicles, but for buildings.
Councilwoman Debbie Ortega doesn’t want Mayor Michael Hancock’s affordable housing fund to be a “blank check”
How much control Denver City Council would have over a new permanent affordable housing fund has been a sticking point.
Denver affordable housing fund drawing heavily from reserves not popular with city council committee
Most City Council members seem to prefer a plan that has an identified funding sources over one that pulls heavily from reserves for now.
Measured words in the North Denver Tribune from the three politicians working to pass a new affordable housing plan for Denver.
"It isn’t going to discourage anyone from developing. It’s not going to impact anyone too much. That said, developers don’t like increased costs."
"It’s the next great place if we do things right."
The Denver City Council is about to decide whether to build a huge flood-control project in Denver with a significant hike to sewer service prices. That project, called Platte to Park Hill, has come under intense public scrutiny lately, in part because its infrastructure runs through neighborhoods that have long dealt with the worst side-effects of Denver's industry and development. Who's it going to benefit, is it really necessary, and how will it affect the people who live near it?
When you try to figure out how much new construction is contributing to a need for affordable housing, you get some really big numbers.