Jeffrey P. Cannon, candidate for Arvada City Council's At-Large seat

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Profession: Real estate appraiser and consultant

City: Arvada

Contact: cannonforcouncil.org

Why are you seeking this office?

To come up with better solutions for roads and trash and help those who are helping make Arvada a better place.

What makes you the best person for the job?

My family has lived here for five generations and I know what the citizens of Arvada care about making their city a better place to live, work and play. I am ready to ask the tough questions and seek out answers that make sense.

What are your top three priorities if elected?

Promoting better traffic solutions — fix existing roads and develop more capacity. Keeping competition alive — no monopolies like the single hauler trash initiative. We need to support those volunteers who help make Arvada great, by doing the selfless things they do like help the homeless, promote our businesses, sponsor our sports and cultural projects. Most of these people volunteer their time for free and ask nothing in return — first responders, soccer moms, civic participants.

Section 8 funding has not kept pace with demand in Arvada, should other resources be used to create more affordable housing? What, and why?

There are many federal, state and local programs out there, but not everyone knows about them. We need to utilize all the resources and make them available to everyone. The city’s comprehensive plan could also designate areas for more affordable housing.

Are there still blighted areas in Arvada in need of attention from the Urban Renewal Authority? Why, or why not, does the city need these renewal efforts?

I believe the Urban Renewal authority should be under the auspices of the city government. This way we can make sure they are doing what council directs and making sure we address the problems we have under council’s control.

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