Jefferson County Commissioner Dist 2
Responsibilities of the office: County Commissioners in Colorado are responsible for adopting the county budget; declaring county emergencies; entering into contracts; purchasing, maintaining and selling county property; providing human services; authority for roadways, land use and zoning in unincorporated areas; developing and implementing county policy; supervision of the County Administrator and staff; and working in cooperation with other elected county officials and municipal officials within the county.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.How Elected: County Commissioners are elected at large by all eligible voters within the county but a candidate must live within their specific district.CANDIDATE FORUM VIDEO (recorded on 10/12/20)is available to view at https://youtu.be/5dRy82UnLzQ_________Comisionados del Condado Responsabilidades del Cargo: Los comisionados del condado de Colorado son responsables de adoptar el presupuesto del condado; declarar emergencias del condado; gestionar contratos; comprar, mantener, y vender propiedades del condado; proporcionar servicios humanos; autoridad para carreteras, y el uso de tierras y la zonificación de zonas no incorporadas; desarrollar e implementar políticas del condado; supervisar al Administrador y al personal del condado; y trabajar en cooperación con otros funcionarios electos del condado y funcionarios municipales dentro del condado.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.El mandato de cada cargo: Cuatro años. El limite es dos mandatos consecutivos de cuatro años._______ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections OfficeINFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local
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What are your top priorities for the county and how will you address them?
What factors will guide your financial and budgeting decisions?
Joni Inman brings years of experience in business and local government management, community engagement and non-profit management. She is the hometown candidate, having grown up in, and worked in, Jeffco most of her life. She and husband Greg, raised all four of their children here.
- Responsible, competent management of taxpayer dollars. (As a business consultant and former deputy city manager, I have decades of experience in strategically managing budgets to meet demand. I will apply this experience in decision making and make sure that our expenditures mirror the priorities of the community.)
- Ensuring community safety. (Yes, this means getting and keeping criminals off the streets but it also means making sure those streets are well maintained and safe to drive on.)
- A flourishing environment for our local businesses. (First do no harm. Take no government action that places undue burden on our business community, either financially or through unnecessary regulations.)
- Empowering families in need. (Continue to support the very good programs we have in Jeffco that help people become self-sufficient. This is a good investment of taxpayer dollars.)
It is the responsibility of the County Commissioners to understand the priorities of the broader community, to stay focused on the basic services that government, and only government can provide, to evaluate the efficiencies of each department, and to allocate funds accordingly. Across-the-board departmental increases, or decreases, are not appropriate. I will look ahead several years at what we anticipate will be happening with revenue, and the revenue retention limits under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and strategically plan for the next one, three and five year increments to ensure that we don't ever find ourselves in financial peril again.
I've lived in Jeffco almost my entire life and I'm raising my 3 kids here as well. Served 12 years in the State Legislature and have taught social studies in Jeffco Schools for over two decades and counting. Graduated from Green Mountain High School and my first job was bussing tables at 240 Union.
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1) Protecting our public lands
2) Making sure our working families can live close to where they work
3) Increasing financial and strategic support for wildfire mitigation
4) Making sure our public services such as public health and job training programs are adequately funded
5) Ensuring our local economy and workforce comes back strong with a focused COVID-19 response and recovery
I will address these issues by first soliciting robust public feedback, and balancing that with our current budget priorities. While a balanced budget is a key concern, we also need relieve the county of artificial budget constraints.
In Colorado, governmental budgets must be balanced. Within that framework, I believe that a budget is a moral document and should highlight the priorities of the community.
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