As a technologist, I appreciate the ways that technology can improve how our government functions.
There are lots of ways that Loveland can be using technology more effectively to create a more efficient and responsive government, as well as improving communication with Lovelanders. I will work to push forward Loveland's use of technology to make Loveland a better place to live.
When I'm on city council, I will work to find common ground that we can all work toward in the best interest of our people. Lovelanders deserve a city council who work together to move forward, and plan for the future of Loveland.
I will work to restore civility to council, and find common goals that we can all work together toward.
I grew up playing the fiddle in a musical family. And, I know how music, and art bring community together. Loveland has been greatly supportive of sculpture and visual art, but could use some help in fostering a community of musicians.
Also, I support art in public spaces. When we bought our building downtown, almost nobody walked down our alley. After we had a mural painted on the alley side of our building, the change was immediate and profound. Our alley has become a thoroughfare, and people take selfies in front of our mural daily!
Loveland is an amazing place, so people are moving here, and we can't stop that.
Home building isn't keeping up with the pace of people moving here, which is driving up the cost of housing, causes traffic congestion and more.
And, our infrastructure will need to keep up with this growth as well - which costs money. I will take the problems that come with managing a desirable place to live over the problems that come with people leaving in droves.
Creating resilient infrastructure is critical to the future success of Loveland. We need to plan ahead with our zoning and planning, visualizing what Loveland is going to look like 20, 50, and even 100 years in the future.
I Love the way that Downtown Loveland is quaint and connected. And, I love the energy that is coming to downtown through the renovation of our beautiful old buildings.
As we work to renovate old downtown buildings, it's important that we preserve our historic downtown feel.
The historic character Downtown Loveland will only be preserved, if we are thoughtful and intentional about the way we choose to redevelop it.
One of my favorite things about the attitude in Colorado is its Entrepreneurial spirit!
I believe that small local businesses are the backbone of the Loveland economy. They create an economy that is flexible and resilient, and invested locally.
Local businesses give back more to our community, and they provide jobs for our people. Whenever it makes sense, the city should work with our local businesses.
Collaboration should be the default mode for all city employees when they interface with Lovelanders.
The spirit of Loveland should shine through as our city staff help our people find their way through the maze of red tape that sometimes accompanies government.
And of course, if we can make those processes more efficient, we should.
Loveland often hasn't done a great job of communicating with it's people. Sometimes this has been a lack of communicating the vision and strategies of the city. Other times, it's been a need to explain why certain pivotal decisions were made.
And, the city needs to create a better system for listening to and addressing the needs and concerns of its citizens. Improving this communication is an important job that I intend to take on.