Littleton Election 2019
District 2 candidates
District 4 candidates
Jessica Mendes Ford
Occupation: Marketing coordinator, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kyle4littleton.com
Candidate profile: Schlachter to seek re-election to council, Aug. 19
Why are you seeking this office?
As a father of two young kids, I care deeply about our community’s future. Littleton deserves leadership that listens to its residents, understands our values, and has the vision to maintain the historic character of the city while adapting to the modern, metropolitan, and inclusive society in which we live.
What makes you the best person for the job?
During the past two years that I’ve served on city council, we’ve accomplished a lot to steer Littleton in a positive direction. I will continue to lead by example, to bring innovative and creative ideas for the future, and an urgency to preserving the important historic character of our community.
If elected, what would your approach be to growth and development in the city?
I will work toward responsible and community-minded development that provides good jobs, great housing and exciting places to eat, shop and play. A mix of housing options provides cultural, economic, environmental, and social benefits to Littleton’s commercial corridors. We need more opportunities for people, younger and older, to find housing they can afford, that meets their current and future needs. Helping our neighborhoods thrive will help business thrive, too. Commercial activity is the lifeblood of our city. Finally, we need to protect the historic character of Littleton. Historic places provide the distinctiveness and character that make Littleton unique and successful.
What can be done to alleviate traffic congestion in the city?
We need to set policies that fix our deteriorating roads and reduce congestion. This includes building infrastructure that resembles a city of the future. Reclaiming Littleton’s streets and making them more amenable to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit use can help neighborhoods feel alive and safe. Local businesses thrive in neighborhoods where the streets and sidewalks are full of activity, day and evening. We need to create more, better and safer transportation options for people of all ages.
What else do you want voters to know about you and your approach to city governance?
City council is a place for positive, open-minded, forward-thinking attitudes. I’ve shown I respect others’ ideas and will listen to all opinions. As community leaders, it is important council focuses on policy and allows the city manager and staff to properly and professionally manage the administration of those policies.
An interview with Kyle Schlachter
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