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BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
Greenwood Village is divided into four city council districts, each of which have two representatives, elected on a non-partisan basis. Elections are held every two years in November. The two candidates who receive the highest vote totals in each district are elected.
Voters who favor only one of the candidates running in a city council district have always had the option of voting for only that person and no other, but that was not clear to voters because the ballots contained the instruction, “Vote for Two” above the list of candidates’ names.
Many voters followed that instruction and marked their ballots for two candidates. In fact, voting for only one candidate increases that candidate’s chance of winning because if you only “vote for one” you only increase the vote total of the candidate that you support. If you “vote for two” you also increase another candidate’s vote total.
In 2019, for the first time in memory, ballots for city council elections will say “Vote for no more than two,” reminding voters that they can cast their ballot for only one person if there is only one that they support. In uncontested GV city council districts (where only two people are on the ballot) voting for only one candidate won’t change the outcome of the election. Two of the four GV city council districts are uncontested in the November 5 election.
GV City Clerk Susan Ortiz told The Villager that she changed the instruction on the ballots this year to “Vote for No More Than Two” because a question was raised about the previous language by a city council candidate in 2017. After researching the issue, Ortiz found that the alternative language was specifically contained in Colorado law to be used for this purpose.
In addition to the city council and mayoral election, Greenwood Village voters will see a referred question asking for permission for the city to provide “advanced services, telecommunication services, cable television services, including improved high- speed bandwidth services based on new technologies…to residential or commercial users…” in GV. The city has no current plan do so at this time, but wants the right to offer these services later should circumstances change.
Ballots will begin arriving in the mailboxes of all active registered voters in Arapahoe County beginning October 14. They can be returned by mail with paid postage or dropped at any one of 26 ballot boxes throughout the county, all of which are accessible 24 hours a day. Ballot box locations include Greenwood Village City Hall at 6060 S. Quebec Street, City of Centennial at 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Goodson Recreation Center at 6315 S. University Boulevard, and Arapahoe County Lima Plaza at 6954 S. Lima Street.
Transportation, safety, and careful development are the issues that are top of mind for GV district 3 city council contender Donna Johnston.
Johnston would like something done to make it easier to travel the city from east to west. She doesn’t have a specific plan for how to accomplish that but is open to expert advice. Johnston is particularly concerned about cut-through traffic in her Sundance Hills neighborhood and other residential areas in GV resulting from overcrowding on Orchard Road. Her concerns about traffic in the neighborhoods extend to the safety of their residents. She says, “As we get bigger, streets get more dangerous.” She is uneasy about pedestrians crossing at Belleview and Dayton and applauds efforts by GV to alleviate the problem, including the installation of a photo red-light camera at that location. On the current transportation study that the city has been working on for over two years but is not yet finished, she said it ‘’didn’t really address how District 3 residents could get to and from the light rail or to fun restaurants.”
On the subject of development, Johnston believes that the Marilyn Hickey building at 8081 E. Orchard Road is ripe for redevelopment. She would like to see more sidewalks so residents could walk to the Landmark Development and the Orchard Light Rail Station. Johnston is willing to listen to new ideas for careful development. She says, “People don’t want to see anything that is too high or too dense. The challenge is to develop areas around light rail that don’t impact traffic.” Johnston sees herself as open-minded, saying there is “always a way for someone who has a vision to go before the city council and present their vision.” Johnston acknowledges that the current GV comprehensive plan, as it was modified by city council last year, discourages the construction of new townhomes or condominiums in the area nearby I-25, ( The comprehensive plan says, “Higher density residential development will be discouraged in the Corridor. For purposes of the Corridor Planning Area, higher density residential is a use that exceeds on average four dwelling units per acre. “ ) Still, she says that it is possible “to get a special use permit where someone wants to develop something that doesn’t fit with the plan,” and she “would consider development that makes sense.”
What Johnston feels distinguishes her from other candidates in the District 3 race is that people trust her because she is transparent and available. She “can work with all kinds of people” and she listens. She is “recognized by neighbors as someone who will look out for their best interests.”
Looking toward the future, Johnston hopes that more and more of the 45,000 daily commuters to GV “are amenable to light rail,” to alleviate the pressure of thousands of single-occupancy vehicles every day at rush hour on city streets.
If elected, Johnston will try to get the city council to view branding on an international basis to draw more worldwide companies to Greenwood Village.
Currently chairing the city’s board of adjustments and appeals, where she has served since 2017, Johnston has been endorsed by outgoing GV district 3 city council representative Steve Moran and former representative Bette Todd. Moran has also endorsed current GV planning and zoning commission chair Brian Strandes. There are two open city council seats in district 3.
Meet the candidates for City Council on Monday, September 23. Centennial Council of Neighborhoods will sponsor a candidates’ forum of all candidates running for City Council in Centennial. The forum will be held at the Arapahoe Libraries Support Services building at 12855 E. Adam Aircraft Cir., (Broncos Parkway and Adam Aircraft Cir.) Englewood, 80112. The forum will be from 7 – 9pm. All candidates have been invited.
District 1: Candace Moon Ron Phelps District 2: Brian Beatty Christine Sweetland
District 3: Richard Holt Rhonda Livingston District 4: Anna Burr Don Sheehan
Each candidate will have time for opening and closing statements. Questions to the candidates will be submitted from the audience. Ballots will go into the mailed starting on October 11. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on November 5.For more information, contact Gerry Cummins, CenCON President at email@example.com or 303-771-0115.
Jill Burbary At a time when municipalities are facing issues from traffic, safety, water quality and infrastructure, Jill Burbary offers Greenwood Village an absolutely fresh vantage point to sensible growth and a better life experience for residents of District 2. From her substantial success working with top companies like Apple, International Paper and Wells Fargo to the programs she created for Donate Your Sole (15,000 pairs of desperately needed shoes) and Warranty Solutions (over 2 million trees planted), she has brought passion and integrity to her life and her community. Jill has worked and/or lived in Greenwood Village for many years and has a deep understanding of how the city has developed. Her historical and contemporary appreciation of Greenwood Village is essential to her desire that the city grow carefully and responsibly in the coming years. She feels that Greenwood Village is at a critical time when it comes to preserving the open spaces and beautiful grounds that make the city so special. Progress must benefit the residents more than the developers. Most importantly, Jill will bring a new vitality to a council that is well served by her fiscally sound and forward thinking background. She is an innovator, who takes this responsibility very seriously, and is excited to work with her colleagues, surrounding cities and especially residents of her district, who are welcome to contact her with any and all input.
Steve House Steve House proudly announces his campaign for United States Congress from Colorado’s 6th congressional district. A life-long advocate, successful entrepreneur, trained engineer and innovative healthcare expert, House presents a groundbreaking vision of economic development for Aurora that partners with high-tech companies, wealth managers and the federal government to create a boom in new construction, entrepreneurship, advanced education and homeownership. “We are fortunate to live at a moment in history when Colorado is on the verge of a revolution of innovation, entrepreneurship and historic opportunity,” Steve House said. “But to get us there, our leaders must have vision, know how to build bridges, form new exciting partnerships and do much more than conduct slash and burn politics while in Washington.”
Rita RussellRita Russell, Englewood City Council Member-at-Large, confirmed that she is running for re-election.Widely regarded as “the quiet voice of reason” on the Council, Russell said, “I am running for re-election because we are at a significant moment in Englewood’s history and I do not want to leave my job unfinished.” That job, she said, is “continuing to fight for transparent, accessible government; to inform residents of the challenges we face; to meet and listen to my constituents; to ensure their voices are heard; and to do my best to vote for what is in Englewood’s best interests.” Throughout her four-year term, Russell has been accessible to the public by phone and e-mail. She has also held regular Town Hall meetings and “Coffees with Rita.” She is noted for her thorough preparation for Council meetings and for listening carefully to all sides before casting her vote. “When I ran four years ago, I did it because I wanted to give back to the community,” Russell said. “I feel that even more strongly now that I have met with so many residents. I have learned so much from them, and what they have said and done has influenced some of the decisions Council has made on important issues.” Not surprisingly, Russell’s motto is, “Together we can make a difference.” Rita is married to Dan Russell, a U.S. Air Force veteran. She is currently serving the City Council as Mayor Pro Tem. For more information about Russell and her campaign, visit Rita4Englewood.com.
Brian Strandes We moved to Greenwood Village in 2003 for the parks, schools, and location. Holly is a native from Golden and Brian was raised in a 3,000-person town in rural Connecticut and moved to Denver in 1990. Brian started public service in college in student senate working towards a double major in Economics and Biology while playing Varsity Football. Brian has owned businesses in Denver for 20+ years, first in Medical Distribution, now as the president of 10 til 2 / 9 to 5 Search a local staffing/recruiting firm. Brian has coached 50+ youth teams, is active on the Arapahoe Youth League Football Board, and volunteers at Food for Thought with his three sons. Brian has served Greenwood Village since May, 2013, first on Board of Adjustments and Appeals and currently as Chairman of Planning and Zoning Commission. Brian knows how the city functions, the values of the constituents, and how to best represent the will of the people. I was one of two commissioners to vote against the Alberta plan, and sided with 80%+ of the district voters. Brian and Holly have 3 sons currently attending Campus and CCHS, Holly teaches in the Cherry Creek District. Brian’s focus on council will preserving the community values of Greenwood Village, improving the financial sustainability of our tax base, and working toward responsible development and improving our infrastructure. He has a pragmatic approach to problem solving and will always represent his constituents. Brian’s leadership experience, 7 years of Greenwood Village service, and critical thinking skills are what he wants to bring to City Council. “We are all fortunate to live here and have the responsibility to preserve the values that make us Greenwood Village”.
Casper Stockham Congressional candidate Charles (Casper) Stockham announced that he plans to take on Jason Crow with a campaign based upon empowerment in the CD6 Congressional District. Stockham says We Must, We Can, and We Will do better! Stockham – “For over 60 years the Democrat Party has exploited the Black and Hispanic community because there has been a void in those communities of any real Republican Party presence as a balance.” Fulfilling a prior campaign promise, “I haven’t left the community,” instead I’ve been in the community working to empower our youth. I believe empowerment is a corner stone for a better community. I believe the homelessness, gentrification, high UN-employment, crime and despair have not come at the hands of the Republican Party but because, in part, the GOP has ignored the Black and Hispanic communities.” Stockham believes this election cycle will produce winning results because he is better abled and positioned to communicate his empowerment message, support local leaders in the community, and carry out his 5-4-3-2-1 Plan.Stockham – “We’re going to reach out to the forgotten and disenfranchised voters, and remind them that new political leaders, who do the biding of the old guard change nothing for the better. Congressman Crow is a new face on an old system that only seeks to control and maintain the status quo. We do not need new leaders we need new DOERS!” We send individuals to represent and serve our interests in Washington D.C. Jason Crow doesn’t represent the diversity of Aurora. He only represents the special interest machine in Washington D.C. It’s time for dynamic new DOERship. See Casper’s website for more details. www.casperforcolorado.com
Mark Wilson Neighbors, I am excited and proud to throw my hat in the ring and announce my candidacy for Greenwood Village City Council. I’m a small business owner, army veteran, and my young family and I love our village. I will run a positive campaign, one in which I will display integrity and honesty in all my interactions and treat all that I encounter with the utmost respect. It will be a great privilege to serve my community on City Council. I will do so by listening openly to the concerns of all our community members with the goal of not simply maintaining what we have, but building a better Greenwood Village, one that thrives economically and maintains that “small town” feel in our neighborhoods. Mark Wilson, candidate, Greenwood Village, District 3
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSONCOMMUNITY EDITOR
Celebrating 65 years of service to the Republican Party and the community
Since Cherry Creek Republican Women (CCRW) was formed 65 years ago by Republican women who volunteered for the newly formed Cherry Creek School District, it was fitting that Scott Siegfried, PhD and superintendent of the district be keynote speaker. His career has spanned decades of teaching, coaching and various administrative positions beginning at Eaglecrest High School. He earned his Master’s Degree and teaching certificate from the University of Colorado and his PhD from the University of Denver.
Before he began his presentation, Dr. Siegfried joked that he always attended CCRW meetings when his friend and former classmate (18th Judicial District) DA George Brauchler spoke, but where was he today?
Cherry Creek School District, celebrating its 69th year, is being talked about around the country. With 9,000 employees, it’s a $1 billion business – thoughtful and purposeful! Forbes just named it the #8 employer. “We want to raise good kids and give them the tools,” said Dr. Siegfried. “The vision is: Dedicated to Excellence.” There are 42 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and eight high schools in the district. “We offer specific ways to meet specific needs of students to take them forward in the best way.” What’s new in the district includes: Elevation Academy – the first online high school, Cherry Creek Innovative Campus – pathway with specific skills and a magnet – Challenge School. “The district has changed significantly with growth and diversity and still has high achievement. Cherry Creek leads the way in innovative teaching. We don’t want our students to feel they are going to school in a prison. We are proud to have a staff of psychologists and a nurse in every building.” There is a Future Forward strategic plan consisting of three elements: structural, work force and operational and a continued desire to reach out in to the community and keep students safe – psychologically and physically. There is a teacher shortage, so recruiting and retaining is important. The district is just about built out spanning 108 square miles.”We have to take care of our existing schools and always think and look ahead for our students.” Students who attend Cherry Creek Schools are from all over the world and speak 150 languages. There are task forces that welcome volunteers.
At each monthly meeting, CCRW has a community service project. September had dual projects: collecting backpacks for Native American school children and “passing the basket” for the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, a 501 c 3 dedicated to impacting all Cherry Creek School District students.
Asked if he supports Medicare for all, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow answered, “Health care is a right, not a privilege” He believes we should create an expanded version of Medicare and “put it into the individual marketplace” to compete with other plans. Crow thinks “we can build bipartisan support” around that idea. He also noted that the government needs to address out-of-control prescription drug prices.
Crow was joined onstage at Littleton High School on September 15 by state Reps. Meg Froelich and Tom Sullivan. Froelich added that the state passed HB 19-1168 to create a way to remove the sickest patients from the insurance pool, paying their claims through a re-insurance program. This plan could save 18-22 percent on the cost of premiums to other insureds. Sullivan pointed to HB19-1269, which he sponsored, that brings parity to coverage of physical and mental health.
On the question of climate change, Crow said, “This is the existential threat that we are facing as a planet and as humanity.” Reminding constituents of one of his consistent concerns during and since the 2018 election, he said, “One of the reasons we aren’t getting anything done on this and other issues is dark money.” He also talked about his sponsorship of HR 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which, according to congress.gov “requires the President to develop and update annually a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Specifically, the plan must describe steps to (1) cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, and (2) confirm that other parties to the agreement with major economies are fulfilling their announced contributions. In addition, the bill prohibits federal funds from being used to withdraw from the agreement.”
Crow also said that as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, he is working to make the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) a leader in sustainability and renewable energy. Crow shared that DOD is the single largest consumer of fossil fuels in the world.
Froelich and Sullivan agreed that addressing climate change and the environment were at the top of the list of their caucus at the state level. Said Froelich, “Our greatest challenge is single occupancy traditional vehicles.”
Asked what can be done in Congress to get votes on issues that are important to people if committee chairs don’t want them to be heard, Crow said, “New rules allow that to happen if a bill has a certain level of support.”
On impeachment, Crow pointed to an op-ed he wrote that was cited in the Denver Post on July 31. He supports an impeachment inquiry, saying “It’s important that we maintain the rule of law. This administration is preventing its members and others from responding to lawful House subpoenas, upsetting the system of checks and balances.” He shared that House committees just issued new rules and more subpoenas are coming.
On the subject of school safety, Sullivan suggested that schools might adopt the model being used at football stadiums and require clear bags instead of traditional backpacks. Froelich talked about a program in the Littleton Public Schools that is pairing families with private mental health professionals and even paying for their services if necessary.
On infrastructure, Crow talked about the need for a federal bill and reminded the audience that “President Trump asked for $2 trillion for infrastructure because he liked the sound of that number, then walked away” from the agreement and has not done anything since.
At the state level, Froelich recommended people vote for Referendum CC, which will allow the state to retain excess TABOR funds to be used for transportation, as well as K-12 education and public colleges and universities in our state.
We asked Crow if he was endorsing anyone in the Colorado U.S. Senate race and he deferred, referring to the process in place to select a candidate. He agreed that the current Democratic debate structure had flaws, but like most, didn’t have a ready alternative.
On a positive note, Crow told The Villager that what surprised him most about Washington, D.C. was that there is much work done on a bipartisan basis in the House that isn’t reported much publicly.
The event was moderate by Dr. Bobby Pace, a dean at Community College of Aurora, who has filled this role in previous Crow town halls.
BY DORIS B. TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
Centennial voters will elect four council members in the November 5, 2019 general election, one in each of its four districts. There will not be a mayoral election this year, as the next election for mayor is not until 2021.
There will be no issues on the ballot for the City of Centennial. The only issue on all ballots in Arapahoe County will be an issue submitted by the Board of County Commissioners, regarding raising property taxes to fund a new jail, commonly called a detention center, as the county has significantly outgrown the facility that was built in the late 1980’s. In addition, both school districts in Centennial – Cherry Creek and Littleton –will have elections for school board members.
Additionally, in two special district, serving Foxridge Subdivision and Willow Creek Subdivision, there will be issues on the ballot in regard to fences in those subdivisions.
Interestingly, in each of the city’s four council districts, there are exactly two candidates, and in each a female candidate is pitted against a male candidate. Only one district, which is District 1, the western-most district, features an incumbent running for re-election (Candace Moon).
In District 2, more or less close to the center of the City of Centennial, the incumbent, Carrie Penaloza, a first-term councilwoman, is not running for re-election, and two more-or-less novices are competing for her seat. Residents who want to learn the Centennial district in which they live should go to the Centennial website, www.centennialco.gov. There is a map of City Council districts on the site.
The rundown regarding candidates for the Centennial Council follows (in alphabetical order by districts).
Candace Moon is the only incumbent running in the election. She has served on the council for almost four years, having been elected in the 2015 election to a four-year term. The wife of former council member Vorry Moon, who served previously to her election, she recently retired from a job as a supervisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Moon said that her retirement has “freed me up to do more for the city.” She said her strengths include following the development of the city from the time it was created in 2000 and 2001. She said a strength that she has is a great familiarity with the budget of the city, which is the most crucial concern of the council. She added that she has a comprehensive understanding of “how local government works.”
Moon has had a virtually perfect attendance record, even attending by telephone when she has been out of town, which has not been often.
The one-term council woman was critical of opponent Ron Phelps, for his resignation from the Centennial City Council when he was elected to an earlier term of office after serving only six months of his term and then moving out of state. See the next candidate write-up, which follows.
Ron Phelps, in response to the criticism of Moon, said that he was forced to move away due to the recession of 2008, which “greatly impacted” his family, that he took employment in Wisconsin when he lost his job here, and added that he said he would serve out his full term this time, if elected.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Phelps now works for the Denver Water Board, within its “learning and organizational group.” He and his family moved back to Centennial from Wisconsin in 2016. The first time he lived in Centennial was in 2003 to 2010.
Phelps said he feels that his desire to serve Centennial is one of the reasons voters should cast their ballots for him. He considers it to his credit that he “put my hand in the air” to run for the council seat. Also, he believes that he has the ability to figure out what is important and not focus “on something not relevant.” He said his “professional background and experience in the community” is a plus.
In an email, Phelps said that he believes that he believes in more limited government than does the incumbent. He said that re-electing Moon would be “more of the same.”
Brian D. Beatty, candidate for the District 2 seat open due to Penaloza not running for re-election, pointed to his experience on the Centennial Planning and Zoning Commission, which he said has “taught me a lot” about Centennial and the operation of local government. He said his service has allowed him “to understand the city better.”
In addition, Beatty said he is a “good listener” and will listen carefully to his constituents, if he is elected. A resident of Centennial for “about 13 years,” Beatty said he “grew up in Colorado Springs.”
An avid aviator, Beatty recently, over the past several years, started building an airplane in his garage. He has recently moved that airplane to Front Range Airport, in Watkins east of the metropolitan area. He is now finishing it. Beatty said that, when he lived in Atlanta, he managed a “small private airport.” He calls aviation “a hobby.” In addition to building an airplane, he also is a pilot.
A transplant to Colorado from Atlanta, where he was “born and raised,” Beatty worked in that city before moving to Colorado in 2006. He is an auxiliary board member of the Wings Over the Rockies organization, an entity that teaches and exposes children to the aviation industry. The organization also operates a museum. Beatty has a Masters Degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver (2010).
Running against Beatty is Christine L. Sweetland, who moved to the district in 2001, the same year as Centennial was incorporated. Sweetland said the city “is at a great crossroads” and she wants “to be part of the decision process for what Centennial will be in the future.” She said her experience as a Certified Residential Appraiser who works with lenders will assist her in serving on council, if she is elected. Sweetland said she “really wants the opportunity to listen to people in the community” and also to “reach out to the community.”
Richard Arlen Holt is a candidate in District 3, which is the most spread-out district in the city and is somewhat in the middle of the city.
A native of southern California, Holt was graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in business and works for a company commonly known as “NCM,” with an official name of National Cinemedia. Holt moved to Centennial in 2001, the same year that Centennial became a city.
Holt said his experience on the board of the Foxridge Improvement Association has helped him prepare to serve on the City Council, and also that he believes his work in the tech industry is a good background for serving the city. Holt said there “are issues [in Centennial] requiring technological knowledge.”
Also running in District 3 is Rhonda Livingston, who said she has lived in the home she currently lives in for 25 years, so she lived there both before and after Centennial was incorporated. Livingston said her experience in serving on the Charter Commission, when Centennial was becoming a home rule city, has helped her prepare to serve.
Livingston also said that she attends council meetings and is a graduate of the Centennial 101 program, which is a class that lasts for several weeks. In the class, students learn about Centennial’s formation and the issues in the city.
Her interest is “not in any one thing,” Livingston said. “I will listen [to constituents] and try to understand” the issues they bring before council. She said she has “watched” the council “for many years” and has “been having a good time talking to people” about the issues in the city. She concluded with the statement, “It’s not broken, so [we should] stay on the same path.”
Anna Burr, who lives in Fox Hill Subdivision, is an attorney who believes she can make “fair decisions.” She also believes her background as an attorney is relevant to service on the council, because attorneys are used to “providing logic and reason to issues.”
Burr received her law degree from Chicago Kent Law School 11 years ago, and has lived in Centennial for seven years. As the mother of “two young children,” Burr said she wants to have a part in keeping the city on track.”
Burr’s opponent is Don Sheehan, who said that he has lived in his home since 1992, prior to Centennial’s incorporation. There are “growing issues throughout the metro area,” he said. Additionally, Centennial is “a very safe community,” and he wants to continue that “same level of safety.” Sheehan described himself as “very fiscally conservative” and said he wants to ensure the same level of responsibility” for spending tax dollars wisely.
The city is “well managed,” Sheehan said. As a contract council/city manager entity, it outsources some duties, which is “a great way of doing things, “since it allows “experts to do some” of the duties of a city. He also said that Centennial “has developed great relationships with other entities,” including many special district, but also including the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Aurora, and that such cooperation should continue. Sheehan pointed to his experience as a member of the Centennial Senior Commission as being a good background for serving on council.
Most of the candidates said they will be going door-to-door to solicit votes.
“Elizabeth (Libby) Barnacle, a current Planning and Zoning Commissioner in Greenwood Village is pleased to announce her candidacy for election to City Council District 3. Libby is a 5th generation Coloradan, a life-long resident of Greenwood Village, and a product of the Cherry Creek Schools. She attended Boston College and the University of Colorado-Boulder where she graduated cum laude. She received a law degree from the University of Denver. Libby is a former Deputy District Attorney for Arapahoe and Adams Counties as well as Guardian Ad Litem for Dependent and Neglected children for Arapahoe County. When not volunteering in the Cherry Creek Schools or supporting the efforts of Tall Tales Ranch, a Colorado nonprofit building an inclusive community for young adults with special needs, you frequently find Libby on the tennis courts competing in her favorite sport.
She and her husband, Colin, also an attorney, have been residents of District 3 since 2003. Their two girls attend elementary and high school in Cherry Creek, and, if elected, she would be the only Council member with children currently in our schools. During her second term as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Libby was actively involved in pushing the decision to send the issue of increased urban density in the Orchard Station Subarea to a vote of the people, which was defeated. She is committed to maintaing the quality of life we enjoy in Greenwood Village, supporting safety and security in our schools and neighborhoods, and she will bring the knowledge and experience that she has gained in four years as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner to projects and issues brought to City Council. Libby has the skills, loyalty to residents, and enthusiasm to represent the constituents in District 3 and she will work to earn your vote.”
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