Profession: Government auditor and analyst seeking reelection
Why are you seeking this office?
I am seeking reelection to the District 2 position because I am proud of my accomplishments over the past 4 years and hope to continue serving the citizens of Golden in completing many of the important projects and initiatives we have started to protect and enhance what makes Golden great.
What makes you the best person for the job?
I have extensive experience setting policy goals and direction for the City of Golden, both from my 10 years of volunteer experience on the Golden Planning Commission and other City boards and the past 4 years of experience on the Golden City Council. I work hard to be responsive to the concerns of citizens and will continue to be a champion for neighbor-driven solutions to Golden’s challenges.
What are your top three priorities if elected?
First, I will ensure that plans for a possible future Golden Civic Center are driven by and responsive to citizen needs and input. Second, I will ensure we follow through on our commitments to revise and improve our planning and zoning codes to better manage growth and change. Third, I will strive to make substantial progress in implementing our new Transportation Master Plan to better manage traffic impacts and improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
If elected, what will you do to ensure that growth and development aligns with the city’s goals and community’s values?
I was instrumental in the City undertaking a three-part process to revise and update our planning and zoning codes to better align with the goals and values contained in our Golden Vision 2030 plan. As we enter the third phase of that process, it’s imperative that we have extensive opportunities for citizens to provide input and evaluate options so that our planning codes can better help us control and manage change.
How will you work to improve transparency and opportunity for community engagement in city business?
The City has made great strides in transparency and community engagement in recent years with the creation of the GuidingGolden.net webpage. But to continue to make progress, it’s important that City Council and our boards and commissions advise City staff on how best to utilize our current engagement tools and seek opportunities for further improvement.
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