Denver Election Results: The health department’s name is changing

The Denver Department of Environmental Health is no more, folks. Say hello to its hot new style: the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.

Denver Department of Environmental Health administrator Jon Novick and intern Meghan Schrik trapse around Confluence Park as they collect water samples. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Denver Department of Environmental Health is no more, folks. Say hello to its hot new style: the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.

The vote:

Question 2H received 66.6 percent of the vote as of 2 a.m. That’s with 96,000 ballots counted.

The reason:

The proposed change was meant to show that the department is responsible for public health and aligns with the name of the equivalent department in state government, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The change also would add more board members to oversee the department.

Erica Meltzer contributed to this report.

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