I am proud of my track record and the broad range of issues I have addressed. During my time on Denver City Council here are some of the topics I have spent my time working on.
As we continue to experience growth here in the Mile High City, it is important to fight for overall safety
- I adopted legislation to reduce speeds in school zones so our kids can safely walk to school.
- I advocated for funding to improve pedestrian and bike safety in the city.
- I helped re-write the City’s Industrial Zoning Code to address environmental impacts to adjacent neighborhoods.
- I lead an effort to create recommendations on buffering development adjacent to rail lines carry hazardous cargo.
- I supported expansion of the Public Safety Budget for Police, Fire and Sheriff Departments for appropriate staffing, training, and equipment.
- I lead an effort on a program known as Weed & Seed that brought resources to address gang violence in several neighborhoods across the city with tremendous results
- I was recognized by the Downtown Denver Partnership for my role in establishing the LoDo Historic District and a revolving loan fund to leverage re-investment in this part of downtown
- I support funding for new programs and services to Denver’s homeless including a Tiny Home Village.
- I will have worked tirelessly to ensure that the I-70 expansion project doesn’t harm the health and safety of our neighborhoods.
- I renamed a park in Globeville after Councilman Sal Carpio and the Sanguinette family – to preserve some of Denver’s history
- I share concerns about protecting the Larimer Square Historic District
- I voted to protect historic properties in Denver neighborhoods that meet the qualifying criteria for preservation.
- I advocated for the city to protect the flooding issues in Globeville during the push for the Platte to Park Hill Drainage project
- I advocated for a Community Benefit Agreements with the National Western Center project as well as the Football Stadium District with their adjacent neighborhoods
Parks and Open Space
Our parks, waterways and open space system is unique. The parks are incredible jewels for our neighborhoods and City that I will continue to protect.
- I helped to bring on line Commons and Cuernavaca parks,
- I supported the inclusion of open space land to Denver Parks portfolio – located in Montbello adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
- I've had the honor to help designate nearly 600 acres as park land after a 2012 land swap revealed that much of our park land throughout the city had never been formally protected.