Monday, March 26, 2007

Profile: Carol Boigon (At Large District)

Several candidates for a City Council At Large seat were profiled in the March 2007 edition of Life On Capitol Hill.

Carol Boigon's candidacy was described as follows:
Incumbent At-Large Councilwoman Carol Boigon is focusing her re-election campaign on neighborhood and family issues, redevelopment of urban corridors, and neighborhood stability.

Boigon notes the accomplishments of her first term, including: helping to preserve the Lowenstein Theatre while bringing redevelopment to East Colfax; working on several city- and state-level legislative initiatives that support early childhood education services for Denver children; participating at a neighborhood level to help communities with issues regarding crime, liquor license proliferation and access to city resources; helping to lead the push for additional police officers in the 2006 budget; revising Denver's zoning code to support neighborhood-based' ' preschool, daycare and early childhood education programs; and championing. the successful vote to lift restrictions in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR).

Councilwoman Boigon has many issues she wants to address- in a second term, among them: successful implementation of the Denver Preschool Program; sound planning around the 38 FasTracks transit stops that will be located in neighborhoods, so that the new stops are an asset in each community; protecting the existing mature trees in Denver; improving the city's irrigation system for its parks and parkways; and using the redevelopment lessons learned along East Colfax and applying them to other parts of Colfax as well as other troubled corridors.

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