Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 28

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What’s the right size for a Denver City Council office? How long does RTD have to fix glitches on the A and B lines? What exactly happened with that downtown shooting? Today’s news roundup considers these questions and more.

Twitter layoffs hit Boulder.

Sources tell the Daily Camera that about five people will lose their jobs at Twitter’s Boulder office. The company has announced a 9-percent cut to its workforce. (Boulder Daily Camera)

The feds swear they will stop this train right here.

RTD has to fix the glitches on the A and B lines by Nov. 5, or it needs an extension on its right to use its temporary solution. (CPR)

Chipotle is playing defense against an investor.

Denver’s big burrito boy is getting ready for William Ackman, the billionaire investor who’s expected to turn the place upside down, as Reuters reports. (Reuters)

You didn’t imagine that crazy meteor last night.

But you will have to watch an annoying ad to see it again. (ABC7)

Denver’s city council wants more staffers.

Each member currently gets money for two aides.  The mayor’s budget would make it three, as Jon Murray reports. (Denver Post)

I’m seeing different accounts of what appears to be the same downtown shooting.

Says Denver Post: At 1 a.m., a man fired from a pickup truck into an SUV, apparently causing the SUV to crash into another vehicle at West 11th Avenue and Kalamath. Police are looking for a man who “was wearing a black beanie hat” and was driving an older white Chevy pickup.

Says KDVR: At 1 a.m., a person was shot at 14th and Blake streets. Their friends reportedly tried to transport them in a Chevrolet Tahoe to the hospital, but they ran a red light at West 11th Avenue and Kalamath (!) where they were T-boned by a smaller SUV.

Can anyone clear this up for me?

Today’s soundtrack:

Mitty Collier

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.