Steven Esses has lived in Littleton for 33 years. He’s retired from Denver Public Health, and has a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Colorado State University, where he served in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Why do you want to serve on the Littleton City Council?
I feel I can make a difference on the city council. A more conservative approach is needed to enhance the growth within our city. I have a strong background of getting along with people. Sports let us all come together as a team to get to our goals and I can bring that strength to our city council.
What would your approach be to managing growth and development in the city, if elected?
Growth is going to happen. We need to do properly manage it, study it and make it as affordable as possible. Zoning rules must be followed. Plans must be approved by the proper housing codes and by Tri-County Health Department.
Amid rising housing prices, what can city council do to ensure young families are not priced out of the city?
At this time I don’t know the best solution for the rising cost of housing. It has affected the whole metro area.
What can city council to do improve traffic flow in Littleton?
Traffic flow is also an issue that needs fixing, and we must communicate with our neighboring cities to work them to help solve the problem.
What two issues need more attention than the current city council has given them?
After recent events in Las Vegas we must maintain our first responders and police.