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03/20/2020 — City of Littleton Update on Response to COVID-19

Post Date:03/20/2020

City Manager Mark Relph has extended the public closure of city buildings from April 3 to April 30 to coincide with Governor Polis’s orders regarding restaurants and personal care services. Many staff are working from home to keep the city’s basic operations functioning. Littleton Police, fleet, streets and other essential workers continue to do their jobs in these difficult times.

Mayor Jerry Valdes said, “We are experiencing the COVID-19 event together. While I wish we didn’t have to go through this troubling time, it’s times like this that bring out the best in people. It’s heartwarming to see people volunteering to go grocery shopping for vulnerable individuals and helping in other ways. The best news is that our community will grow stronger because neighbors reached out and supported each other. I encourage you to stay positive. This too will pass.”

The Littleton City Council met this morning and ratified the city manager’s Emergency Declaration. The council also voted to amend its Legislative Procedures to allow council meetings to be conducted remotely. The council is expected to conduct its first meeting using this technology on April 7. Residents will still be able to watch the meetings on Facebook Live, Cable Channel 8, and live streaming on YouTube. Citizens can submit comments on council agenda items by visiting

The city has received questions regarding whether it is halting evictions. The eviction process is a state process not a local process. The City and County of Denver did order its sheriff deputies not to participate in such processes as Denver is both a city and county. If the Governor or the counties want to suspend those processes it is up to them.

The first Envision Littleton webinar will go live Monday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. in an all-electronic format. Once participants RSVP, login instructions will be sent to their email address. The city is following through on this priority recommendation of Envision Littleton to update its regulatory framework. This is the first of a series of community conversations to update land use codes/zoning and transition to a Unified Land Use Code. More details and a link to register are at

Bemis Library and the Littleton Museum are offering new programs to help entertain children and adults at home:

  • See a virtual tour of the Eye of the Camera exhibit that was set to open today on Facebook and
  • The Children’s Librarians at Bemis Library offer Dial-a-Story by calling 303-795-3960 to hear a new book read daily.
  • Bemis Virtual Book Club (The Lost Book of Adana Moreau) – April 3 – ebook available on Hoopla, discussion on Zoom.
  • Bemis Virtual Book Club (The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women) – April 7 – ebook available on Hoopla, discussion on Zoom.
  • Reel Life Documentary Film Club Online (Anthropocene: The Human Epoch) – April 24 – film available for streaming on Kanopy, discussion on Zoom.
  • Teen Advisory Group meeting online via Zoom – March 26.

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