What do you love about Golden? How can we keep making Golden an even better place to live?
We are fortunate to live here, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be nestled in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains and have access to the Mesas, Clear Creek, Open Space, and many trails.
I am introducing the Golden37: Positive Impact Youtube series of ways we can improve Golden. This is based on dozens of conversations with neighbors and residents, my previous service on City Council and boards and commissions such as GURA (Golden Urban Renewal Authority) and having lived here more than 20 years.
I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Golden City Council Ward 4. A special Mail Ballot election has been called for April 28th, 2020 as Mayor Laura Weinberg assumes her duties and vacates the Ward 4 seat.
After a year engaging residents during the recent Golden Mayoral race, it is clear there are a number of pressing issues facing us in Golden. It is time for vision, advocacy, leadership and representation in our city governance.
Update: The onset of COVID-19 sweeping the Globe and into Golden and bringing with it an unprecedented economic crisis make it more important to have experienced leadership ready to hit the ground running on day one in office. Please find resources at COVID-19 Resources for Goldenites and more on Masks, Masks, Masks!
For many of us Golden remains a unique, safe and vibrant hometown to live and raise our families. And yet we are in a time of increasing flux and pressure on the unique, historic and vibrant character of our home.
The next several years will prove pivotal in directing and managing growth, development and crowding consistent with our small-town values.
I believe my unique experience, positive vision and independent voice will again benefit residents in Ward 4 and across Golden – and I am ready to hit the ground running on day one in office.
Integrity, passion and performance are hallmarks of my previous service that I will bring to City Hall. In the coming weeks I’ll share more about key areas we can focus on to best preserve and improve our community.
What are neighbors concerned about?
Economic stability – and just staying afloat.
Health and COVID-19.
Safety & Livability.
Traffic and calming Highways 93 / 58.
Historic Character & Charm.
City and Council Communication and Responsiveness.
School of Mines.
Coors Property (Purchased by the City) and Heart of Golden 2020 project.
Community Health: COVID-19, Vaping, Smoking, Radon Mitigation, Rocky Flats, pollution
And… impacts from outside including JeffCo, highway commuters, tourism and Clear Creek protection, air pollution, and more.
Most importantly: What is on your mind? I look forward to learning more about your thoughts regarding Golden and how we can move forward and work together – and I ask for your support to keep Golden Golden!