Littleton software architect Bill Schwanitz announced a bid for an at-large seat on city council this fall. Schwanitz, 54, is currently working as a consultant software architect for a cable TV …
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Littleton software architect Bill Schwanitz announced a bid for an at-large seat on city council this fall.
Schwanitz, 54, is currently working as a consultant software architect for a cable TV company, he said. He holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Schwanitz, a father of two, moved to Littleton a decade ago and said he fell in love with the “small-town feel.”
“Some things really struck me when I came to Littleton,” Schwanitz said. “The friendliness of neighbors. The beautiful historic structures. I've done my best to keep those going — I say hi to people on the street. My family and I rehabbed a hundred-plus-year-old farmhouse that we now call home. I'd like to continue to give back on city council.”
Schwanitz said if he was elected, he'd like to focus on traffic, and explore instituting regulations on traffic noise. He'd also like to help preserve historic structures.
“I'd like to see zoning nailed down to the point that citizens can understand it, and so it's crystal clear for developers. I know council is moving in that direction, and I'd love to continue that.”
Schwanitz said his experience as the president of a board of directors for a preschool taught him the importance of budgeting.
Schwanitz, who had not yet filed a candidate affidavit with the city as of July 31, is the fourth candidate to declare for one of two at-large seats up for grabs on city council this fall. Jerry Valdes will defend his seat in District 2, the city's northeast quadrant, against challenger Kathleen Eckel.
As of Aug. 1, no candidates had yet declared their intention to run for District 4, the city's southwest quadrant. The seat is open this fall as its current representative, Mayor Debbie Brinkman, is term-limited.
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