Littleton Election 2019
District 2 candidates
District 4 candidates
Jessica Mendes Ford
Contact information: pamgrove4littletoncitycouncil.com
Candidate profile: Historical Preservation Board member announces council run, July 8
Why are you seeking this office?
I am a concerned citizen who wants to do what I can to maintain the charm and unique character of Littleton. To me, that means protecting the integrity of our neighborhoods and historical assets, as well as fostering our community spirit.
What makes you the best person for the job?
As a member of the Littleton Historical Preservation Board for nine years and chair for three years, I have had the opportunity to work with elected officials, city staff, property and business owners and residents. As a retired empty nester, I have the time to invest in city council.
If elected, what would your approach be to growth and development in the city?
Littleton needs the right balance of commercial and residential land use to ensure a path to maintaining both a beautiful city and a thriving economy. With clear and concise zoning, we can have development that fits our city. City council should partner with developers who will be accountable for accurate and timely projects and proper infrastructure.
Redevelopment and infill should reflect the look of an area, especially in our historic downtown and neighborhoods. It is key to maintain character, particularly with respect to design, scale and density, while taking into consideration the desires of residents and business property owners.
What can be done to alleviate traffic congestion in the city?
Reducing chokepoints and enhancing traffic flow is possible through improved connections between our growing busy areas and appropriate and affordable infrastructure improvements like turn lanes, road modifications, flyovers, tunnels, and traffic signal coordination. We also need to address our citizens’ desire to keep their neighborhoods safe and reduce traffic through residential areas.
New development will have an impact on traffic and traffic planning should be an integral part of any new building.
It is also important to optimize connections for light rail and for those who want to use alternative transportation such as buses, bikes and ride-sharing services.
What else do you want voters to know about you and your approach to city governance?
Financial support for my campaign has only come from individuals, so I am not indebted to any special interest groups.
I have a public voting record of protecting our historical assets and will continue to align my votes with my candidate messages. I welcome your input.
An interview with Pam Grove
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