Northglenn Council Ward 2

Posted 10/16/19

Becky Brown 2007 E. 115th Place, Northglenn Background: I moved to Northglenn 1995 raising our three children here and began volunteering, fueling my desire to run for council. Since joining council, …

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Northglenn Council Ward 2

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Becky Brown

2007 E. 115th Place, Northglenn

Background: I moved to Northglenn 1995 raising our three children here and began volunteering, fueling my desire to run for council. Since joining council, we have taken on large dollar debts in order to fund bigger projects like the Civic Center Master Plan. It is important as we move forward that we stay fiscally responsible to our residents. We have done a lot in four years but there is so much more to do.

Contact: 720 255-4708, becky.brown0701@gmail.com

Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Honest, fair, strong

Describe the skills that make you the best candidate for the job.

I work as a Financial Analyst/Project Manager handling multi-million-dollar projects, managing staff and making sure that expectations are met. I will hold city staff to the same standards, keeping focus on budgets and any overrides. Northglenn has taken on debt to fund projects, and our residents need someone like myself to analyze and control spend. I will keep a microscope on funding and hold council accountable to the citizens of Northglenn.

Please list your top three priorities if elected.

Infrastructure: Repairing roads, managing traffic flow, connecting trails and paths so that residents can safely travel throughout the city.

Homelessness: Working to determine the best ways to aid our homeless population helping them get off the streets and on to a better life.

Re-Development: We need to make sure that the developers for the Civic Center, Karl Farms, and the Marketplace are keeping the vision and needs of our residents at the front and center.

Discuss economic growth in your community. How can you balance economic opportunity with current residents' desire to preserve their way of life?

Northglenn is land-locked making development tricky. We currently have three large redevelopment projects, and each brings a sense of excitement with them. The Civic Center Masterplan will host a new senior center, recreation center and theater along with other amenities. The revitalization of the Northglenn Marketplace will have a new movie theater as an anchor and the developer for Karl's Dairy has promised a mix of homes and businesses. A little something for everyone.

What is the city's role in guiding redevelopment for areas in need of repair? Where would you target the city's redevelopment efforts and dollars?

The Economic Development team is engaged and always looking to collaborate with businesses that are looking to expand into Northglenn. With help from the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) the team often works on development projects within TIF boundaries. An example would be the Huron Center, which has received praise for the fantastic work done there. Northglenn is continually looking for ideas outside of the box, looking for ways to engage and grow our businesses.

Jay Michael Jaramillo

11569 Ogden Street, Northglenn

Background: As a proud Northglenn resident since 1990, a wonderful community raised me.

My qualifications include knowledge gained completing my Master's Degree in Public Administration, experience working for the public sector since 2008 and serving NAHF since 2016.

I'm motivated to assist Northglenn's growth; especially future land use at: the Civic Campus, Karl Farms, and light-rail station while maintaining Northglenn as a beautiful and safe community for all by advocating for policies to enrich our city.

Contact: 720 620-6203; jaymichaeljaramillo@gmail.com; Facebook: JayForNorthglenn

Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Visionary serving public.

Describe the skills that make you the best candidate for the job.

My knowledge of navigating policy, experience preparing documentation with evidence to be presented to City Council and ability to implement positive changes sets me apart from my competition. I listen to my neighbors about their concerns and I understand how to address these issues by contacting the department directors who are responsible for making municipal plans and implementing plans into action by presenting them to City Council and passionately advocating for the change.

Please list your top three priorities if elected.

• Diligent land use in the limited available areas of Northglenn City limits.

• Collaboration with Public Works, Code Enforcement and Northglenn Police Department to maintain Northglenn as a beautiful and safe place for all now and in the future.

• Address infrastructural needs, including; decreasing traffic congestion, and maintaining order of traffic through traffic striping and speed control, and making safer school zones for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages.

Discuss economic growth in your community. How can you balance economic opportunity with current residents' desire to preserve their way of life?

Over the past several years, I am proud of the economic growth that has taken place in Northglenn. I understand the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority has assisted in reviving shopping centers across the City and that has brought more jobs and revenue to our community. I plan is to use land in Ward 2 and throughout the City of Northglenn to create more desirable occupational and housing opportunities for Northglenn current and future residents.

What is the city's role in guiding redevelopment for areas in need of repair? Where would you target the city's redevelopment efforts and dollars?

A colossal redevelopment is scheduled for Northglenn Marketplace to revamp the area into an alluring entertainment and shopping destination in the center of Northglenn. I support the City of Northglenn and Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority's decisions of redeveloping the Northglenn Marketplace while staying true to my constituents and their expectations of a quality infrastructure that allows residents of Northglenn and visitors the ability to safely and swiftly access amenities the City of Northglenn offers.

Spencer Yale

11454 Marion St., Northglenn

Background: I'm a recent graduate of Mountain Range High School and I decided to run because I've always felt City Council has always been the same people, doing the same thing over and over again. I believe Northglenn needs fresh ideas and representatives that reach out and listen to our residents.

Contact: 720 454-0300; Yaleforcc@gmail.com; Facebook: Spencer yale for Northglenn City Council; Web: Yaleforcc.com

Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Fast-paced inclusive Hard working

Describe the skills that make you the best candidate for the job.

I am very hardworking. I started my campaign in march of this year and have kept working and this will continue till election day. My drive to learn will be important to City Council and I have sought out information from experts. Most important is my ability to listen. I've run my entire campaign around this premise and believe that if your representatives don't go out and seek other opinions, they're not doing their jobs.

Please list your top three priorities if elected.

1.Public interaction between council and our residents.

2. Mental health awareness and the promotion of mental health industries

3. Economic Diversity and Business retention

Discuss economic growth in your community. How can you balance economic opportunity with current residents' desire to preserve their way of life?

Many residents, especially in ward 2, greatly dislike the expansion and growth of the metro area. I believe we must strike a healthy balance between the health of our businesses and the wants of our residents. This balance should be achieved by an increase in spending on existing business in order to improve the business retention in Northglenn.

What is the city's role in guiding redevelopment for areas in need of repair? Where would you target the city's redevelopment efforts and dollars?

A precedent was set with the Northglenn Marketplace after the city acquired the land via eminent domain, however I don't think this is necessary for any existing businesses or property now. There are locations where I believe that the city should be offering facility improvement loans. These loans would be issued to businesses who wish to upgrade parking lots and lighting improvements for both a better visual appeal and a better sense of safety.

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