Littleton Election 2019
District 2 candidates
District 4 candidates
Jessica Mendes Ford
Occupation: Retired, former director of operations for property management company; Broncos statistics team
Contact information: ValdesforLittleton@gmail.com, ValdesforLittleton.com
Candidate Profile: Mayor pro tem seeking third council term, Aug. 26
Why are you seeking this office?
This year, Littleton will elect four city council members. It’s imperative that District 2 have a city council representative who is experienced and knowledgeable about the city’s operations and issues. My background and experience have prepared me to be an effective city council member for District 2.
What makes you the best person for the job?
Having lived in District 2 for over 33 years, I know firsthand the issues and concerns of my district. I am in touch with the citizens of District 2, and responsive to their concerns.
I have been a strong voice for the residents of District 2 since being elected to city council.
If elected, what would your approach be to growth and development in the city?
The following are important:
(1) The population in the City of Littleton will increase and (2) District 2 does not need more high-density apartments.
Following the updated comprehensive plan and updated city codes are paramount to ensure that we have development that is where we want and what we want.
I will make sure the recently updated comprehensive plan and soon-to-be-updated codes reflect the history and quality of life our citizens expect in Littleton.
I have been working to substantially increase developer impact fees, so that the developer pays its fair share of the cost of new infrastructure.
What can be done to alleviate traffic congestion in the city?
In the past, to accommodate population growth surrounding Littleton, we extended and expanded our roads. The result is more vehicles, more traffic, and more delays.
Transportation needs and methods have changed and will continue to change. For that reason, city council created the Transportation Mobility Board to study transportation/mobility possibilities now and into the future. Also, city council and staff are creating the first Transportation Master Plan for Littleton.
City council must advocate for regional transportation and infrastructure improvements. Any plan must include transportation options - auto, public transportation, bicycling, and walking.
What else do you want voters to know about you and your approach to city governance?
Littleton is a special place to live, raise a family, and retire.
It is imperative that District 2 have a city council representative who understands the complex issues of our district and city and is experienced and knowledgeable about city operations. I am that person.
An interview with Jerry Valdes
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