Tim Postlewaite

Northglenn City Council Ward 3 candidate

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Addresss: 345 W. 116th Avenue Northglenn, CO 80234

Background: Having been afflicted with Cerebral Palsy at birth, I quickly learned that I had to make life happen.My name is Tim Postlewaite I have lived in this area for the better part of my life. I am 26 years old, graduated from Horizon High school in 2009 and continued my education by earning an English BA from MSU of Denver. My interest has been and continues to be individual and community service.During my college years, I was an advocate for people with disabilities and did my best to make sure the campus was as accessible as possible for everyone. I discussed issues on radio shows and collaborated with businesses, such as Medved Chevrolet, in order to help accomplish the goals I had set. By the end of my involvement, I saw a water grate on campus fixed to insure safety for those in wheelchairs and also got handicapped buttons installed on doors that were void of them. Currently, I am a part-time English tutor, assisting K-College students in reading and writing. My campaign is essentially about constructing a plan of action for all Northglenn residents. Win or not, my goal is to encourage and work with the people in our Northglenn neighborhood to improve our city and our state.

Best contact information for the public: 720 421-7321, tim.postlewaite@postlewaite4northglenn.com, https://timpostlewaite.com

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

Passionate, diligent, resourceful

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

I am extremely resourceful. Due to my English degree and my advocacy experience for people with disabilities, I know how to persuade others to follow my lead. I spent a significant portion of my college career advocating or accessibility on campus, and I was able to develop my verbal and written communication skills in the process. Due to my Cerebral Palsy, I have a different perspective on how to get things done in Northglenn. As your councilman, if there’s something that needs to be changed, I will advocate for it.

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

1) I will advocate for more transit opportunities. 2) I will advocate for water conservation (on the city’s part). 3) I will support small businesses by advocating to abolish unnecessary city taxes imposed on them.

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

Northglenn will be able to take advantage of the economic boom by working with RTD to expand transit opportunities, slightly raising marijuana sales taxes, and by abolishing the harsh taxation on small businesses, such as the “Initial Use” tax.

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

In order to encourage the development of affordable housing, we need to first unlock the land by redefining zoning regulations. We also need to lower energy costs to save on building operations and maintenance; this can be accomplished by ending Solar Feed-In tariffs, which are essential big tax giveaways to big energy companies. Lastly, we also need to work with RTD to expand transit opportunities throughout residential neighborhoods.

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