It is in the city’s best interest to not only inform, but to engage residents in the creation of the policies and programs that government implements.
As Denver continues to grow, it is imperative that we craft a multi-modal transportation system so residents and visitors can safely traverse our city as pedestrians, cyclists, motorists or mass transit riders.
It is a prime directive of government at all levels to maintain safe conditions in the community. I have been a consistent supporter of budget requests from our safety agencies, while emphasizing the importance of increased and equitable investment in housing, education, food access and mental health services that address the root causes that often lead to criminal activity. Public health is a major element of public safety.
It is imperative that the successes and challenges of our city be experienced equitably by all residents. Our tree canopy, sidewalk infrastructure and other amenities should not benefit one zip code at the expense of another.
I agree with John Murtaugh, who said, “At its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” While I support progress and diversity as our city evolves, I am committed to honoring critical elements of our past that have contributed to the essence of who we have become.