Mayor’s Michael Hancock's State of the City speech, July 2017

Mayor Michael Hancock has focused in several speeches on the need to address the downsides of Denver’s recent population boom and development surge. It’s a perennial, tough-to-address issue.

But on Monday, his appeals — on dealing with clogged traffic, on addressing threats to the environment and most of all on the runaway unaffordability of much of the city — appeared more personal during his State of the City address. Hancock referenced his sister Carlyne’s recent move back to Denver, only to find that “housing prices were out of her reach.”

“It cuts me to the core as I witness my friends and family members get priced out of their homes, and entire minority neighborhoods struggle just to get by,” Hancock said.

Read the rest, from Denver Post politics reporter Jon Murray, on The Denver Post here:

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