Jordan Hohenstein, candidate for Arvada City Council District 4

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Profession: Experiential marketing expert

Neighborhood: Arvada District 4

Contact: jordan4arvada.com

Why are you seeking this office?

I am running for City Council District 4 because Arvada needs a leader that represents the values that many of its citizens believe in and fight for. This includes fighting for better deals for our city, including affordable housing, and rejecting the practice of give-away land deals and the construction of the Jefferson Parkway, which is a public health risk. I am running to address these concerns and provide real options and solutions.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I am the best person for the job because I am not connected to big developers or special interest groups. If elected I will represent the voters of Arvada and listen to their concerns and fight for them. I have fresh ideas, better judgment, and I know how to pass better deals that benefit everyone.

What are your top three priorities if elected?

The top three issues facing Arvada are the construction of the Jefferson Parkway, creating affordable housing options, and fighting for better deals that incentivize thoughtful development and repair infrastructure. The Jefferson Parkway is a public health risk and an environmental disaster-in-waiting. My opponent has a history of voting for it; this is a judgment issue and I will provide better judgment that creates safer, better deals.

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

Arvada is unaffordable for too many. Millennials like myself, our elderly, teachers, firefighters, and many others cannot afford the increasing housing prices of Arvada. Worse yet, affordable housing options are limited and non-existent in District 4, which is devoid of apartment options. I will advocate for development projects that offer affordable housing and advocate for zoning changes so that anyone can afford to call Arvada home.

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?

No there are not. I believe AURA needs more regulation and oversight, and Arvada voters should have greater input over AURA’s actions so that we can end the practice of give-away land deals.

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