Kim Brock, Candidate for Golden City Council District 1

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Profession: Brand Strategist/Consultant

Neighborhood: Stonebridge Eagle Ridge

Contact: www.brockforgolden.com and brockforgolden@gmail.com

Why are you seeking this office?

I’ve lived in Golden for over 23 years and have been active in the community from the start. I’ll continue giving back by helping to shape the future of Golden. I believe more value needs to be given to the opinions of those who must deal with the consequences of City changes. I’ll be the representative voice of South Golden providing a voice for voters on issues they care about with more engagement and transparency.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I have no desire to advance any particular agenda but rather to represent the voice of our community. I’ve been both a renter and a homeowner in Golden. I started and raised my family here. My three children have attended Golden neighborhood schools and two graduated from GHS last May. I’m invested in Golden because it is our home. I have proven experience listening and working with citizens from across Golden to achieve common goals.

What are your top three priorities if elected?

1. Smart Development. There’s pressure from developers to grow. I’ll ensure we abide by the intent of our growth limit and neighborhood plans. 2. Open Space Preservation. Citizens agree, our open space must be preserved, protected and used appropriately by all. I’ll work to ensure our Comprehensive Plan defines open space, its uses, management and protection. 3. Transparency and Responsiveness. I’ll increase citizen engagement and improve council’s responsiveness.

If elected, what will you do to ensure that growth and development aligns with the city’s goals and community’s values?

I believe we can grow and change as a community without sacrificing our unique community character or history. I want to find solutions that balance growth, density and development against our historical character and natural environment. I know that smart growth requires an honest commitment to engaging the community, updating and enforcing zoning laws in place to guide development and protecting neighborhood plans. I am committed to do that for my community.

How will you work to improve transparency and opportunity for community engagement in city business?

Keeping citizens informed is an ongoing challenge. Speaking with several citizens, they believe the City needs to slow down their process and ensure the voices of all those who will be impacted by any change are heard fully and fairly. I’m committed to working towards increasing notifications beyond what’s required, pushing more information out to the community, having community meetings in neighborhoods and providing citizens with a meaningful voice in the process.

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