That’s why Hancock plans to ask city voters in November to reauthorize a sales tax to fund the Denver Preschool Program.

The mayor, in his state of the city address Monday, went on to link the program to Denver’s future.

“Denver, when we summon the will, there is nothing we cannot do,” he said. “We are forging toward tomorrow with a renewed energy.”

Denver voters narrowly approved the .12 percent sales tax in 2006. The mayor announced the forthcoming reauthorization campaign in June. Denver City Council is expected to refer the question to voters. The ballot question’s first hearing is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Government and Finance subcommittee.