Former Denver City Councilmember
Albus Brooks represents the 9th district of the City and County of Denver. He has three focus areas, housing, economic development, and opportunity youth.
1. Housing: Councilmember Brooks co-sponsored legislation for Denver to adopt its first affordable housing fund in its history, which is also the largest fund in the State of Colorado. The fund will be a fee on "New" development and small increase on property taxes which will produce 150 million over 10 years, giving the city 6,000 units.
2. Economic Development: Denver's largest economic enterprise is Denver International Airport. It is the 5th busiest airport in the US and 15 Internationally with a yearly economic impact of over 20 Billion. Councilmember Brooks has a focus to drive international travel to DIA, and is currently working on a Non-Stop flight from Denver to Dubai UAE.
3. Opportunity Youth: These are young people in Denver who are between the ages of 19-21 who have dropped out of High School and fallen between the cracks. Every year Councilmember Brooks runs a job fair for these young men and women in partnership with the city's Office of Economic Development.