New Denver tax money to expand “privatization” model that’s been problematic for city
"The city will start collecting the new sales taxes on Jan. 1, but the nonprofits won’t be ready for some time."
“We’ll have to put together the administrative side — a director, community engagement, outreach, finding out what the gaps are,” said state Rep. Leslie Herod, who spearheaded the Caring 4 Denver campaign for mental health funding."
“It’s going to start with a community engagement process — and figuring out how we can move the needle on these issues.”
"She acknowledged that the organization’s leadership might include people with connections to some of the nonprofits that will receive funding through the program."