Kate Eckel: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 2

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Occupation: Director of human resources, Critical Mass Industries

Contact information: kateforlittleton@gmail.com, kateforlittleton.com

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Candidate profile:  Fine Arts Board chair announces council run,  July 8

Why are you seeking this office?

I am seeking the District 2 office because I want my district represented. I want my district to have a voice. District 2 is diverse and trending younger. I believe District 2 can help define the future of Littleton while keeping the small-town feel.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I am the best person because of my energy and fresh perspective. With 25 years of professional experience and over eight years on the Fine Arts Board, I have a good idea of how the city works. I have a talent for listening, bringing parties together and delivering results.

If elected, what would your approach be to growth and development in the city?

Regarding growth and development, what we can do as a community is commit to continued vitality. I want the community to have a say in growth and development. I believe we can define what we want our community to look and feel like and that direction can be instrumental in future growth and development. Littleton is landlocked, so there is no expansion, but we can renew and continue to move into the future with the amazing look and feel we do have.

What can be done to alleviate traffic congestion in the city?

Traffic congestion is a multilayered problem with multilayered solutions. With the upcoming Comprehensive and Transportation plans, we will have a guide on how to address and implement solutions. We need to encourage and support alternative ways of getting from point A to B.

We must continue positive relationships with CDOT and RTD. We need to bring in small business so that more of us can walk, bike, or use transit to get to work locally (over 81% of Littleton residents use their cars to get to work). I encourage residents to come together to solve our traffic congestion issues.

What else do you want voters to know about you and your approach to city governance?

I like to look at the big picture and think of thoughtful and creative solutions. I don’t like getting stuck on saying “no.” We are in this together and I encourage anyone to reach out to me and to discuss all of these issues!

  • An interview with Kate Eckel

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