John Marriott has lived in Arvada since 1970. Since 1984, he has owned and operated Larson’s Ski and Sport at 4715 Kipling St. He also owns and manages several residential and commercial rental properties.
He was first elected to District 3 in 2013. He attended the University of Colorado at Denver.
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Why do you want to serve on council?
To continue to implement the transportation and mobility improvements around the Gold Line and all through the City of Arvada. Additionally, I want to work with my fellow elected officials, and cooperate with other stakeholders, to set in place the foundation to address our capital improvement needs. Finally, maintaining a business-friendly climate to help our businesses and economy succeed is one of my top goals.
Your top three priorities if elected?
• Fiscal responsibility, every day on every issue, to help us be in a position to address all of the needs of Arvada residents.
• Continue to build partnerships, and cooperation with other government entities, the business community, faith-based organizations, and non-profits, to help everyone achieve their mission.
• Strengthen Arvada’s fine reputation of open and transparent government, and accessibility to all residents.
What should the city’s role be in regards to homelessness?
Arvada’s role with homelessness should be in partnership with our faith-based community and non-profit organizations. Homelessness is a complicated community problem, not an Arvada City government problem. Any solutions that we try to implement by ourselves would not be as effective as broader community-based solutions. Arvada’s police department should continue to try to connect homeless individuals with available services and fairly enforce all laws for the benefit of all Arvada citizens homeless or not.
Arvada’s city road needs are many. How would you approach the problem?
By exercising fiscal responsibility every day, to provide space in the existing budget framework for road maintenance and capital improvements. I will continue to advocate for structural re-allocation of budget resources to increase our annual streets maintenance budget to $15 million to $16 million per year, and I will advocate that a large majority of our capital improvement funds be directed to road capacity improvements.
Do you approve or disapprove of how the city and partners like AURA have handled city redevelopment of late?
I approve of the actions of AURA, AEDA and other city partners, and am always open to discussions on how they can all perform better in their redevelopment and business improvement roles.