Denver City Council President Albus Brooks has been in the community for over 15 years working to preserve the unique culture and diversity of District 9.
Much of District 9 has been overlooked when it comes to basic infrastructure needs. Part of my vision is that we must invest in mobility that focuses on moving people outside of their cars by installing more sidewalks, protected bike lanes and pedestrian bridges.
Our jails are overcrowded and disproportionately filled with black and brown individuals. Many of the individuals serving time in Denver are in for non-violent crimes, and we could save taxpayer dollars if they were gainfully employed and giving back to our society.
As Denver continues to grow, it is important that people can stay in their neighborhoods. In 2016 I worked on creating the first ever permanent affordable housing fund that creates more opportunities for people to stay in their homes and communities. This year we are focusing on policies that add affordable housing to Elyria/Swansea, River North, Five Points and Downtown neighborhoods.
My passion in life is working with young people in low-income neighborhoods and connecting them with numerous opportunities in life. I believe our city has failed these individuals and I want to develop programs that will connect them to work and help them find their purpose.
The I-70 viaduct is a state and federal project that has divided our community for 50 years. Our office is leading the conversation with CDOT on higher mitigation standards for air quality, school improvements, and an affordable trust fund for displaced residents.