Scott Melin: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

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Occupation: Attorney

Contact information: scott4littleton@gmail.com, scott4littleton.com

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Candidate profile:  Attorney, Littleton native announces run for city council, May 28

Why are you seeking this office?

Littleton is my hometown and my children’s hometown. It’s where my parents will grow old. It’s a wonderful community with so many assets that I want to help build and enhance moving forward. I’m running to ensure a thriving future in Littleton for people and families of all ages.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I’m hard-working, collaborative, sensible, and my family and I are wholly invested in Littleton’s past and future. As an attorney, I weigh financial resources against diverse policy and practical issues to help clients make prudent, advantageous decisions. Throughout, I’m accountable to those I represent for my successes, failures, and honesty.

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

I’ve talked with hundreds of people over the past several months, and growth and development are the major concerns. My top priority is proactively managing growth in ways that reflect the values our community clearly stated through Envision Littleton. I will work tirelessly to ensure that community character, especially historic character, as well as Littleton’s future economic health, are front and center in implementing Envision Littleton. The long-overdue complan update needs to be adopted in October so we can get on with the really tough business of updating zoning codes. This once-in-a-generation opportunity requires thoughtfulness, care, and robust community input.

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

I’m frustrated about traffic, and I hear about other people’s frustrations all the time. It’s an upsetting and very complex issue. What’s more, most of this is pass-through traffic from people using Littleton streets to get to and from places outside Littleton. We get all the negative impacts (congestion, safety issues, maintenance costs, etc.) and almost none of the benefits (like people stopping to spend dollars in Littleton businesses). I’m for doable improvements that help Littleton citizens of all ages, abilities, and incomes be mobile and safe in their daily lives. The Transportation Master Plan is a good start.

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

I’m a proud graduate of both the Littleton Police Citizen Academy and the Littleton Leadership Academy, and I’m a South Metro Land Conservancy board member. I believe in protecting Littleton’s open and natural spaces and historic small-town character while planning and growing into the next decades with common-sense approaches.

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