Denver’s quality of life is rooted in its neighborhoods, reflecting a rich diversity of people and unique community characteristics. We need to invest in Denver’s future generations and their families, including promoting equal access to essential city assets like parks, recreation centers, and libraries as well as untapped opportunities. All Denverites should have access to clean air, safe drinking water, multi-modal transit options, green spaces, health care, and nutritious food. Our arts and cultural facilities are world renowned, and they are essential to our success.
1. Invest more in parks and open spaces, including the preservation and enhancement of tree lawns; provide access to the arts, libraries and culture; expand high-quality, affordable health care and food security.
2. Actively support and pursue increased funding for safety net health care providers like Denver Health and other organizations.
3. Promote equitable distribution of city resources; work to deploy city resources in neighborhoods that have faced inequities for far too long.
4. Leverage social impact bonds to bring additional resources into neighborhoods.
5. Work to expand car sharing programs, public transit systems, and adopt a curated, Denver-specific bus route system in partnership with RTD.
6. Make it easier for the adaptive reuse of historic structures to meet contemporary needs and reduce waste.
7. Upgrade local infrastructure and support adaptive reuse initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and expedite neighborhood revitalization.
8. Tackle climate change with renewed support for composting, recycling, and other climate friendly measures to curb our carbon footprint.
9. Deliver city essentials such as filling potholes, enhancing sidewalk infrastructure, and neighborhood developments in an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable way.
10. Work closely with Xcel Energy, Energize Denver, and environmental groups to explore new opportunities to combat climate change.