Alexander “Skinny” Winkler

Northglenn Cityy Council Ward 1 candidate

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Address: 11165 Clarkson St. Northglenn, CO 80233

Background: Self Made business owner 10+ years, BA Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Best contact information for the public: 303 875-5678, Skinny@sssproductions.com

1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Objective, Measured, Steadfast.

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

I communicate well with people. I am open to learning from others, and taking the opinions and values of others into consideration. Having run my own business, I am not afraid of making important decisions that impact others. Also, I am driven to weigh an issue with input on all sides, and take a decisive action to move forward with projects, rather than languish in indecision.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

Fiscal responsibility, Economic development, managing growth responsibly

4.) How do you see Northglenn best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

With little area to “grow” geographically, we need to be careful to develop wisely in any undeveloped areas, as well as being careful how we RE-develop older/underutilized areas. The proximity of certain neighborhoods to the future commuter rail locations are of particular interest. We need to encourage appropriate mixed-use development on the plot just south of the 112th/York station, as well as re-developing the industrial/commercial properties along the Irma corridor.

5.) What is the city’s role in encouraging the development of quality housing that is available for affordable costs?

The market decides what is affordable. The city has some control over single family vs multi-family zoning, but beyond this, the market will adjust to the will of the people. Frequently, when city-planners try to enact “rent control”, or other types of market controlling schemes, it creates perverse incentives, and causes slums to develop. Some areas of Northglenn are on the lower end of the spectrum in the Denver Metro area, and they could be in danger of becoming increasingly marginalized.

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