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Littleton Economic Development

October, 2019 Newsletter

Envision Littleton Thanks You!

Envision Littleton received over 100 comments and we wanted to say thanks for taking the time to review both the Comprehensive & Transportation Master Plans! We appreciate your continued interest, energy, and dedication to the next 20 years of our City!

Envision Littleton is a community-driven process to develop a unifying vision for Littleton that will directly inform the City’s plans for the next 10-20 years.


A-1 Scuba & Travel Gives the City of Littleton a Tour!

Every quarter the City of Littleton council members go out into the community to tour businesses; meeting owners and company personnel to learn more about all the interesting and unique business within our city borders! This quarter was a deep-dive into all the fascinating aspects of A-1 Scuba & Travel. District 1 Councilman Pat Driscoll and his wife were on site along with Craig Hospital President and CEO Jandel Allen-Davis joining A1-Scuba & Travel owners, Lynn and Scott Taylor in a tour of their facility. Lynn and Scott have been avid divers since the late 1960s! Lynn oversees the in-house travel agency and accounting for the business and Scott primarily handles the education department but is hands-on in all aspects of the business. Two things you may not know about this facility is that it has an indoor pool and, for over 40 years, A-1 Scuba has provided FREE adaptive scuba lessons and partners with Craig Hospital to provide scuba experiences to those living with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and other disabilities.

 

A-1 Scuba was a recent recipient of the Revitalization Incentive Grant that the Economic Development department for City of Littleton awards to businesses to encourage private property investment and improvements while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative and beneficial to the community. The grant made it possible to assist in needed updates to the building’s parking lot including ADA improvements which helps benefit their adaptive scuba program.

 

A-1 Scuba & Travel has been around since 1959 and is Colorado’s largest scuba facility serving the Front Range. They offer service and rentals, beginner scuba diving lessons and travel services. They are a full-service travel agency offering excellent deals on dive trips and vacations, customizing your trip to get you to your perfect destination. Learn more about A-1 Scuba & Travel by visiting www.a1scuba.com or contact them at 303-789-2450 / 1-800-783-Scuba


Important Dates for Littleton’s 2019 General Election

2019 General Election

The 2019 Littleton municipal election is being held on Tuesday, November 5. City of Littleton residents will head to the polls to elect four council members this November. Important dates and candidate information can be found below or on the City of Littleton website.

2019 Candidates – Council member seats in 2019 election

Registered voters in the City of Littleton will elect four council members in 2019 – one from District II, one from District IV and two from the city-at-large.

Important Dates

-Tuesday, October 28 is the last day to return a voted ballot by mail. After this date, all voters should use a ballot drop-off location.

-Beginning Tuesday, October 29, Arapahoe County voters must go to a Voter Service and Polling Center to request a new or replacement ballot.

Other important election dates

-October 14 – Counties will start mailing ballots to all registered electors

-October 14 – 24-hour ballot drop-off locations open

-October 28 – Last day a voter may request a ballot be sent by mail

-November 5 – General Election Day; polls are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. including all drop-off locations

Source: https://www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/city-clerk/election-information/2019-general-election

HSSPV Receives 35K Grant in 2019

Congratulations to the Human Society of the South Platte Valley for being awarded a $35,000 grant to help expand their care for animals from rural communities. The resources are used to rehabilitate both medical and behavioral issues, providing adoption resources and rehoming of displaced pets.  HSSPV works to reunite lost animals with their families and find new homes for stray or abandoned animals.  A Media event for the grant took place on September 21. The Petco Foundation has invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work since 1999.


City of Littleton Severe Weather Procedure

Snow and severe weather are just around the corner so to be prepared and find out all necessary information in the event city programs or facilities are affected by severe weather or an emergency, information can be found in these locations:

The city does not post directly to network television or radio stations.


Wondering when to send an email survey? -Timing is everything

Survey Monkey wanted to know the answer to that question so they did the research for you!  They looked at factures such as time period (month sent), days of the week, survey topic and audience (customer feedback/satisfaction vs. internal survey of employees in an organization) and response counts, where they limited their analysis to surveys that had between 50-500 responses.  With random samplings for each day of the week Monday-Friday, 5am-4pm PST the data showed that Monday is the best day for a business to send out a survey and Friday was show to have the lowest survey response rates.   Read the full story and response rates for both customer and internal employees here and also why your survey’s timing can affect where your respondents see your survey and how they respond.

 

 


City Announcements

Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign.  If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application

Littleton Plans
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool, LittletonPlans.org  has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.

Grants
The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant.  For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website. 

Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city.  Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.

Business Resources
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city?  The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.
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