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Commerce City Mayor

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    Steve Douglas
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How would you prioritize spending in light of increased or decreased revenues in your City?

What are two of your greatest concerns in your City over the next four years and how would you address them?

Describe your style of conflict resolution.

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Background 2nd Term Commerce City Councilman At-Large, 42 Year UFCW Member ~ Endorsed by Working Families, CWA, IBEW, Conservation Colorado, DALF, and other Unions and Progressive Organizations supporting workers, their families, and a New Green Collar Economy for a clean and safe environment. 100% Score Card by Colorado Rising ~ Governor Polis Executive Order appointment to the RAQC ( Regional Air Quality Council). Council appointment to: Parks & Recreation Advisory • Police Pension Board • Housing Authority • Retreat Planning Committee • City Manager, City Attorney and Municipal Court Judge Evaluation Committee • Boards & Commissions Committee • Legislative Committee • CML Policy Committee • E-470 Highway Authority • Education Commission • Northeast Transportation Connection • Metro North Chamber of Commerce (Alternate) • NLC - Transportation & Infrastructure Service Committee
Contact e-mail steveforccmayor@gmail.com
Contact phone 720-205-2621
As a Councilman for the last eight years, I have seen different budgets and revenue streams, so I understand the importance of this question. When times are lean, the safety of our citizens is the highest of priorities, so of course we would maintain our police force and cut back on unnecessary spending. (Fire is not under our jurisdiction.) When I first started on Council, we decided to bring a vote to the people for a 1% sales tax increase for much needed infrastructure improvement as well as funding that would give Commerce City the ability to provide our residents quality amenities. The great thing about this tax is that, although the initial campaign for 5 Projects were completed on time, this tax perpetuates and never sunsets. It provides dedicated funding for new roads, new parks, new recreation facilities plus maintenance and operations. Of course, we have to make sure we never out-spend what we take in and watch our debt/asset management. Practicality best serves the Public.
Neighborhood Drilling and its contribution to the Climate Crisis while prohibiting a new Green Collar Economy transition and Responsible Development. I will address the first issue by continuing as I have for the last eight years, questioning the viability of the extraction industry and pursuing prohibitive action, while promoting a transition to a new Green Collar Economy. Demanding Responsible Development means holding developers accountable and holding them to a higher standard of building with a goal of achieving sustainability and providing development that meets the financial means of our residents.
I typically analyze the situation before deciding how to handle it, as every conflict is different. As an eight-year Council Member, Night Crew Foreman, and now in preparation to become the next Commerce City Mayor, I have a lot of experience in conflict resolution. Some circumstances require a collaborative approach, however there are times that demand a competing approach, I have learned to listen, observe and evaluate rather than react without thinking of the best way to handle the conflict in any particular circumstance. I prefer to collaborate, however there are times that call for a competing approach. I rarely use any of the other conflict resolutions approaches.
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