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As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

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DENVER, CO -MARCH 03: Brandon Rietheimer, the campaign manager for Denver Green Roof Initiative, stands in the rooftop garden at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, March 03, 2017. Rietheimer hopes to require all new buildings of 25,000 square feet or larger to devote a portion of the roof to gardens and other green coverings that would absorb rainfall and reduce heat. /Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post

Officials will examine “opportunities and challenges” in measure that is most stringent in U.S.

By Jon Murray | The Denver Post

Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the Denver Green Roof Initiative but said Wednesday, as votes still were being counted, that his administration was taking its probable passage to heart.

“We have always made a good-faith effort to implement the initiatives — once the people have spoken, that’s our job,” he said.

Hancock was joined by city council members in saying they would respect the will of voters as some officials rushed Wednesday to get their arms around a voter initiative that, if certified, would give Denver the most stringent, far-reaching green-roof mandate in the nation at the start of next year.

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