Community Issues:

  • HOUSING: Continue to champion projects that will deliver a diversity of housing options to Arvada. The strength of a community lies in being welcoming to individuals from all walks and stages of life.
    • Despite real progress, we need to continue this work to deliver housing solutions for young professionals starting out, for first-time homebuyers, for growing families, for seniors looking to downsize, and more.
    • These solutions should fit seamlessly into their surroundings, without changing the character or identity of our established and historic neighborhoods.

 

  • HEALTHCARE: We need to bring healthcare solutions to Arvada that will fill in the care gaps for our seniors and our families, including pediatric emergencies. The Lutheran medical campus and Rocky Mountain Children’s are moving in 2024, and our residents should never have to drive 20+ minutes to access emergency care when those minutes matter the most.

 

  • ROADS & SIDEWALKS: Sustainably rebuild our aged infrastructure, including improved safety and accessibility along our residential streets and sidewalks.

 

  • WATER: Water is going to be increasingly critical resource as the impacts of climate change get worse. Arvada has done a great job of securing water rights for our residents, and now we need a modern infrastructure to manage it.
    • Many of Arvada’s sewer lines and storm drains are undersized and out-of-date, risking seepage and contamination to our environment and even our homes. While not pretty to imagine, it would be a lot worse to live. This problem has been ignored too long, and we can no longer afford wait. I’m committed to seeing this infrastructure replaced responsibly with minimal impacts to residents.
    • Encourage the city to continue its efforts to be a water-wise city, including planting of native grasses, trees and flowers for our medians, public buildings and parks as well as programs that help residents wanting to do the same.

 

  • NATURAL DISASTERS: Hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness for when disaster strikes, whether it be wildfire, flood or a “bomb cyclone” event. We need to build and maintain our infrastructure with long-term, generational disaster resiliency in mind as well as have the tools and plans necessary to respond with quick action when needed.
Lauren for Arvada