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Loveland City Mayor

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. The Council is led by the Mayor, who is elected for a two-year term by the community at large on the 1st Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. The Mayor has the same voting rights as all other council members and is responsible for presiding over council meetings. This position is recognized as the City government leader for all ceremonial purposes. 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.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.

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    Dave Clark

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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?

Background Dave Clark moved to Loveland with his family in 1963. Loveland has been his hometown for more than 55 years. He went to school here – graduated from Loveland High School in 1974. He raised his own family here and has worked and served here in many capacities. He worked with his family as a General Contractor for many years in Loveland and the surrounding areas -building many projects for businesses, schools, and municipalities. For the last 10 years he has been the owner and manager of the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. Dave has served on many city boards and commissions over the years. He served on the City Planning Commission for 2 years before being elected to the City Council. He has served on the City Council from 2004 to 2009 and from 2012 to the present. Over the last several years, he has been very involved with local and regional transportation issues. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the North Front Range MPO (the regional transportation planning council) as well as on several regional transportation committees, including the I-25 Coalition, the Hwy34 planning committee and the NCLA (Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance) group. He also serves as the council liaison to the LDP (Loveland Downtown Partnership), the CMC (Community Marketing Commission), and the YAC (Youth Advisory Commission). He has served as past chair of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and is currently the council liaison to the Chamber Board. Dave has been married to his lovely wife, Paula for 39 years. They have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.
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The City of Loveland has invested a lot of resources over the last several years on improving downtown Loveland such as Lincoln Place, Gallery Flats, the Foundry, and several smaller façade improvement projects. There is still more to be done such as infrastructure improvements. The goal is that with these improvements, individual businesses will be able to grow and invest more in their own business to contribute to the overall success of downtown as well as the city as a whole.
1- Strong economy – Economic development is a key driver to our economy. This includes the city working with our local businesses to create an environment where they can be successful and thrive. 2- Transportation – This includes ALL forms of transportation, such as, roads & highways, bus transit options, bike & ped options and others. We must look at current needs as well as future trends. 3- Public Safety – This includes a strong police force and a strong fire department which have both.
Affordable housing is a very complex issue that is affected by several variables – some that we have control over and some that we do not. The city does have control over the fees and taxes assessed on new homes. Higher fees and taxes raise the price of homes. Another issue is water rates and fees. Recently, the city recommended a reduction in water requirements on condos & apartments which will help in a small way to reduce costs on homes.
We are part of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) for the Denver Metro Area and North Front Range region. Currently our region is under review and most likely will go from a “moderate” status to a “serious” status in the near future. This change in status is due to some of the air quality monitoring stations in this region recording ozone trends above the Federal Standard of 75 ppb. The City of Loveland is part of this region so compliance with our state standards is what we continue to do.
All of our City Council meetings are conducted in public (with a few exceptions requiring an executive session) and televised and recorded for future viewing if needed. Almost all of our issues discussed include public comment. The city continues to work on improving the process of accessing past meeting archive records. The city has done a lot to improve the ability for the public to be as informed as possible. The final step lies with the public to do their own research with the tools provided
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Background Kearney Chamber of Commerce 6 years, City of Loveland Admin Assistant 13 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County Exec Director 18 years.
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The heart of our community is beating again. People are coming downtown. We have the opportunity to do even more related to community gathering. We need to insure we are focusing on the health of businesses in all areas of our community, however a strong downtown regional s critical.
Attainable housing Transportation options: not just roads, but bike lanes, sidewalks for walk ability, and our bus system Retaining a strong sense of community
Partnerships with faith, nonprofits, builders, and more will be needed to tackle this issue. New codes allow cottage homes, that will also help. We have, and will continue to encourage builders to include a range of prices to n their developments.
The entire planet is experiencing the results of climate change. Our partners at PRPA are working to reduce carbon, and we should continue to learn and determine best steps our city can take.
I have proposed that we add neighborhood captains for east communication. I have also asked that we institute regular town hall meetings. Start with a topic of interest and then open to questions. Call until members would all be invited to participate.