As the number of COVID-19 cases starts to stabilize nationwide, it’s time for governments to shift gears and refocus on rebooting the economy, not crippling it even further like Denver’s socialist proclamation mandating a rent-free city.
It’s a pie-in-the-sky effort that was never going to materialize, not even Gov. Polis is willing to tilt at that windmill.
Isn’t it enough that Polis already put the kibosh on evictions except in the case of public safety?
Unemployment, unemployment bonuses, stimulus checks, federal income tax breaks, mortgage and insurance breaks along with numerous other benefits are coming through to help folks while the economy takes a vacation for a couple of months.
The pandemic is a temporary setback, yet Denver politicians are eying it as a path to socialism.
We don’t know what the new normal will look like, but it shouldn’t look like Cuba.
If Denver really wants to ease the financial burden for housing, they can start by granting a property tax break for all lump-sum payments due April 30.
It’s ironic how quick the city council is to declare an amnesty on payments owed for housing, as long as the money is not owed to the city.