High school graduate, some college
No prior political experience.
Briefly describe the single most urgent issue facing the city of Denver and how it should be addressed.
Housing and gentrification
Housing and gentrification work hand-in-hand. People move into a neighborhood paying higher than normal prices and begin to change the standards of a neighborhood. These drastic and quick moving changes make it difficult for existing residents to meet the higher costs of living in the neighborhood and are forced to leave. Our administration will put together bona fide programs such as down payment assistance that will not work against the applicant and their debt-to-income ratio. This can be done by providing down payment assistance loans that will not become due until the mortgage loan is paid for or the home is sold.
What should Denver leaders do to address the city’s lack of affordable housing?
Our administration will put together bona fide programs such as down payment assistance that will not work against the applicant and their debt-to-income ratio. This can be done by providing down payment assistance loans that will not become due until the mortgage loan is paid for or the home is sold. Our administration will also put together educational courses on how to raise their FICO scores, making qualifying for a home loan a strong possibility.
Do you support redevelopment at the Park Hill golf course property? Why or why not?
Not at this time. This is a prime example of the current administration ignoring the objections of Park Hill residents.
What should Denver leaders do to revitalize downtown Denver?
It begins with beautification, along with small business incentives.
What is Denver’s greatest public safety concern and what should be done about it?
More police on force. Better recruitment and better training.
Should neighborhoods help absorb population growth through permissive zoning, or do you favor protections for single-family neighborhoods?
Denver neighborhoods need to be in control as to what happens in their communities. Our administration will enforce and adhere to Neighborhood Registered Organizations (NRO) neighborhood plans. Any Planned Unit Developments (PUD) application and land-use change request that will affect a Denver neighborhood will have to comply with residents and the neighborhood plan as stipulated in Blueprint Denver before being considered. I firmly believe your neighborhood and home should be your safe haven! Developments, corporations and organizations that negatively impact Denver neighborhoods will not be allowed.
Should the city’s policy of sweeping homeless encampments continue unchanged? Why or why not?
We have to stop hasty remedies and work on solutions! If we analyze the problems that lead to homelessness, then we’ll find solutions. We need to focus on restructuring current programs and facilities or bring in new ‘state of the art’ programs and facilities to include career education for better paying jobs and doctors and Psychiatrists specializing in mental health issues and drug addiction. Our administration will focus on assisted living for people and families experiencing homelessness.
Should Denver change its snow plowing policy? Why or why not.
What’s your vision for Denver in 20 years, and what would you do to help the city get there?
Our goal is to have Denver become the icon city of the United States. Beautification, attractions, events and make Denver more inviting.
How better can city officials protect Denver’s environment — air quality, water supply, ground contamination? And should the city take a more active role in transit?
Strict enforcement of pullution violations. Denver must take the lead in protecting Denver’s enviroment. Through traffic has to be encouraged to use the 470 highway system. This will help the idiling of slow moving traffic on I-25 and I-70.
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