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Loveland City Council Ward I

The City of Loveland is a home-rule, council-manager form of government. The City Council is a nine member policy-making board for the City of Loveland. Two council members are elected by residents from each of the four wards in the City of Loveland to serve four year terms. The Council is led by the Mayor, who is elected by city residents at large for a two-year term. Council members are elected on 1st Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years.The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month for regular meetings at 6:00 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month for a study session at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 500 E. Third Street. The City Council serves a critical role in the development of policy that provides the basis for decision-making. Decisions made impact the community for years into the future. This form of representative government is intended to ensure that the community leaders build a sustainable community that protects the health, safety and welfare of Loveland residents.

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  • Richard Ball

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    Lenard Larkin

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    Robert Molloy

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Should the City of Loveland create a diversity commission to proactively address cross cultural and cross racial/ethnic harmony? (Agree/Disagree)

What impacts do you think the development of downtown Loveland have had on the City as a whole?

In order for Loveland to continue to be a desirable place to live, what do you believe are the city’s three most pressing needs?

How can the city assure that affordable housing requirements are included in future developments, including the new metro districts?

How do you think climate change will affect our city and what steps, if any, can the City Council take to mitigate such change?

What would you do to increase communications with the citizens of Loveland, both in terms of getting citizen input before making policy decisions as well as documenting and making publicly accessible the results of policy deliberations?

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Background I have lived in Loveland for most all my life. I have gone through the Thompson school system. Whereas most candidates will list off a series of achievements like a political menu, that is not me. I live the life of the average citizen of Loveland. Paycheck to paycheck. This is the new and original voice I bring to government. We simply want a government the provides support for the populace with services that benefit our city like when I was a child growing up.
Contact phone 9707865055
It is to soon to give a reasonable assessment. The development brings a nice venue for the public. I like the 5 story apartments on the west side. It blocks the hot sun in the summer during the evening. My position is that we have investment inequality in Loveland. We have not invested enough in our city while to much by the interstate. If we focus more on nurturing business in our downtown, then the city doesn’t have to get in the real estate business. Focus on quality of life.
Public safety. Investment equality, and quality of life.
As we found with the outlines of the 2020 budget, development is not paying its way. Responsible developers need to work with the city to be apart of Loveland instead of exploiting it. Inclusionary housing will incorporate affordable housing inside of regular development. We often talk about affordable housing when we need to be talking about affordable wages. If wages had kept pace with inflation for the past 40 years, we would hardly be talking about affordable housing.
Water. With less snowpack, we will have to look at more water retention through rain. Also recycled water is likely an avenue to look at. I would like to see us become energy neutral. Instead of open parking lots, why not mount solar panels above them? Cars in in the shade in the summer, and protected from the weather while we create energy.
This would have to be a long term project. Many citizens, like myself, aren’t able to be as involved as we would like in government because of spending to much time working that sacrifices our ability for civic engagement. Attract jobs that pay well, have more time for family and community. We can use computers and webpages all we want. If our citizens can’t get the time to use them, then they sit idle. One of the ideas that exists is supplementary city council meeting that is for ideas.
Background Biographical information - Campaign website: - Date of birth: February 22, 1965 (54 Years Old) - Family: Married 29 Years Three children in their 20s born and raised in Loveland - How long have you lived in Loveland? Moved to Loveland from Lafayette Colorado in April 1992 so 27 years. Bought our first house on East 5th Street, about 5 blocks from downtown where we started our family and lived for 12 years. Had our second house built in Alford Meadows on the north west side of town in 2004 and have lived there for over 15 years. - Professional background: Spent 17 years building and maintaining golf course in the area including Boomerang with the City of Greeley and Pelican lakes in the Water Valley development in Windsor. Worked for a Landscape Architect firm in Fort Collins for approximately 3 years and have owned and operated a Landscape Architect/Land Planning consulting firm in Loveland for over 11 years where I offer design and planning services for commercial, industrial and residential projects from Wellington to Pueblo and from Fort Morgan to Grand Junction. - Political/community experience Ran for City Council in 2011. City of Loveland Planning Commission 12 years 2007-Present (90% Attendance over the 12 years) Chair of Planning Commission 2011 & 2012 City of Loveland Zoning Board of Appeals 2009 & 2010 City of Loveland Comprehensive Planning Committee 2007 City of Loveland Title 18 Committee 2008-2017 City of Loveland Unified Development Code Committee 2017-2019 City of Loveland Parks and Rec. Youth Sports Coach Volunteer 2007-2012 Saint Johns the Evangelist Building Committee 2018-2019 - Education Colorado State University Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture 2005 5-year program Colorado State University Course work in Master of Construction Management 2008-2009
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Downtown is the most import attribute to our city. It Is the heart of the city and when it is doing well the rest of the city is doing well. When downtown fails the entire city fails. There are several examples across this country where this has occurred where business where pushed out to the major highways for better exposure. The towns become more of a pass thru than a stop and stay. When the downtown is vibrant it shows how strong a community is.
I believe the three most pressing needs are a quality public transportation system, continuing to remain a safe community with a low crime rate, and recreation. Public transportation systems need to be more accessible. We live in a safe community and must maintain this level by supporting our police and fire services. As our community continues to grow both in population and in age, we must provide opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
I believe that there is a misunderstanding between affordable housing and low-income housing. For Loveland an affordable home means the owner/renter is spending $1,356 a month. Metro districts are supposed to help with situation but can work against this if the neighborhood becomes highly desirable. Low income housing is more difficult to provide within housing developments.I believe they would be more desirable as in-fill or brownfield developments in areas where services are more attainable.
I believe that the worst impact of climate change would be lack of water. The city has been working in a positive manner to meet our future water needs. We live in a semiarid state but don’t always follow that mentality with water use except during times of draught. We can develop a more restrictive plant use for new development and redevelopment. The city already offers a reduction of water costs when an irrigation hydro plan is included with development, but it is rarely utilized.
I work with developers on new and redevelopment projects across Colorado and hold neighborhood meeting whether they are required or not. It is always best to reach out to the public and get a feel of how the residents are affected by a project and whether they support it or not. Also, we receive ideas from the public of needs that usually are not thought of during the design process which can easily be implemented. I am a strong believer in the neighborhood meeting or town hall process.