One of the most dynamic people you will ever meet is Libby Barnacle. She is one of the best candidates for Greenwood Village city council that I have ever met. Let me give a brief synopsis of her. She is a life-long resident of Greenwood Village. She graduated from Cherry Creek High School. She attended both Boston College and the University of Colorado where she graduated cum laude. She got her law degree from Denver University and worked as a Deputy DA in Arapahoe County for several years and then as a guardian ad litem.
Libby has been my neighbor for 16 years. We have watched her and her husband-Colin- raise their two girls since birth. They are quite involved in their girls’ lives. Libby has continuously volunteered in their schools and has been supportive of their extra-curricular activities. She is a devoted mom.
She has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past four years. She was a very active worker in the Save Our Village campaign. Libby sees what needs to be done and gets in done – and motivates others to participate.
I am in a unique position to have observed and evaluated Libby for the past 16 years. Put simply- she is DYNAMITE. She is very intelligent and articulate. She has a wonderful heart for people and is an avid supporter of our village. Her energy is infectious. She is a born leader. Put simply, Libby is kind of person who overflows with energy and leadership.
Please support her candidacy and VOTE BARNACLE.
Charles HazlehurstFormer Mayor Pro Tem
To make our Greenwood Village City Council more responsive to its citizens and business community we should elect a new representative with fresh ideas and a greater interest in working with all our residents.
Our City Council is made up of many representatives who have served multiple terms. They may be well-meaning but they do not represent the future potential of our community. While each Council Member is different, as a whole the Council is not focused on finding effective, innovative approaches to address our most pressing challenges and opportunities. Rather they embrace the status quo of single family homes, separated from office buildings and retail space. We all want to preserve our residential neighborhoods, but we need innovative approaches that connect and integrate our community and provide accessible multi-modal transportation that can significantly reduce traffic. With the growth going on around us, maintaining the status quo has and will increasingly overwhelm our infrastructure, so we must embrace new and smarter approaches to effectively address our future needs.
It’s time for a new member on City Council who can create a new vision. I am particularly encouraged by the candidacy of Jill Burbary in District 2. She expresses fresh ideas to increase community involvement in policy making and openness for real progress to address our most serious challenges. She does not support development that will exacerbate traffic congestion or damage our community’s culture, but is interested in curating from many community development opportunities ones that work for both residents and businesses and make Greenwood Village more livable.
For those of us who live in District 2, take a careful look at what Jill Burbary has to offer our community.
Bob DoyleGreenwood Village, District 2
I want to go on record endorsing Ron Phelps for Centennial City Council District 1. His background includes serving on the Open Space Advisory Board, the Arapahoe County Citizen Budget Oversight Committee and a Victim Advocate Volunteer with the County Sheriff’s Department. More importantly, he has attended the Southglenn Development Planning meetings and has kept citizens apprised of the developer’s plans for the area. Ron is dedicated to represent the best interests of the residents including ensuring a balanced annual budget and land development which makes sense for the citizens, city and developers. His dedication and commitment will serve the citizens well. Please vote for Ron Phelps, Centennial District 1.
Nancy Doty Former Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 1
Proposition CC (Prop CC) sounds reasonable enough on its surface; it allows the state to retain revenue that would otherwise be refunded to Colorado voters. Prop CC promises to fund transportation and education with no increase in state taxes. However, Prop CC will effectively result in higher taxes by permanently eliminating all Colorado tax refunds required under our Tax Payer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Prop CC is asking you to relinquish tax dollars you never owed and overpaid into our already rapidly expanding state government.
TABOR was approved by Colorado voters in 1992 to limit state government spending, keep lower taxes, and to prevent us from becoming another tax and spend California. Even with the current TABOR restraints in place, the state’s budget had increased approximately $1 billion every year. TABOR does allow for population growth and inflation adjustments but controls state spending to within a budget. Colorado already receives plenty of revenue, including the many “fees” imposed on us that are simply taxes in disguise.
Please keep in mind that the legislature always has the ability to receive more tax revenue with voter approval. With Prop CC, however, they don’t need to ask your permission to take in more of your taxes ever again. Prop CC really tells us that our legislature has a spending and prioritization problem. Let’s make sure our government lives within its budget just like we have to. Please protect our right of consent and vote NO on Proposition CC.
Carol WallerGreenwood Village
I am writing this in support of Ron Phelps who is running for a seat on the City Council of Centennial, Colorado. Ron is a very good man who, in my opinion, would be an excellent choice to be on the Centennial City Council for several reasons.
First is that he is a very moral man and that he makes decisions that are thought out and he looks at all the relevant issues. He is a man of faith and that makes him a very good choice for our community.
Second is that his leadership within the Neighbors for Streets at SouthGlenn group has shown he has the concerns of community at heart and the people of Centennial are of utmost importance.
Third and maybe most important is his support for our Republican principles of limited government. We are in a time right now that it makes no sense to continue to increase the size and scope of our government. We should regulate just how our government should function without continuing to increase its size and cost to the people!
Therefore, to reiterate, Ron Phelps would make a great City Councilman for Centennial and I stand behind him all the way. Thank you.
George W. TroutmanCitizen of Centennial, Colorado
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