It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what “quality of life” means, but we know we have it and that it takes hard work and persistence to maintain it. Transportation and affordable housing have always been top priorities for me, along with some of the less obvious details that make a city livable and enjoyable.

Public Restrooms:

Public restrooms might not seem like a sexy policy issue, but it’s an important quality of life issue for people from all walks of life, from bike and bus commuters to patrons of night life and those without a home. A lack of public restrooms creates sanitation problems and issues for people whose jobs bring them in contact with human waste. The pilot program we started recently with mobile restrooms has been a huge success– allowing visitors, commuters, and others to have access to clean, comfortable restrooms anywhere in the city. A few mobile restrooms will now be permanent. I am proud to say that I was involved in this important quality of life issue.

Marijuana Regulation: 

The marijuana industry has quickly become an important part of our economy, but it was important to ensure a limit on the proliferation of outlets in our city to ensure there are spaces for other businesses neighborhoods need. This is why I worked to craft Denver’s cap on new marijuana locations, and supported higher odor control standards, which together represented sensible marijuana regulations to balance the needs of this voter-approved industry with our neighborhoods. The changes included a formal complaint filing system that is now available to residents.

News From the Campaign:

Forward. Together. For One More Term.

By: Robin Kniech We did it, once again! We ran an authentic campaign based on a solid record of accomplishments. We demonstrated how together, we’re making progressive change happen in Denver, and how we’ll build on that success. And we won! I want to sincerely thank: Each and every voter. The nearly 800 who invested … Continued

Homelessness: The Facts & Plan No One in 300 Debate is Talking About

About four or five times per week, I get to hear the debate about Initiative 300, which would create a right to camp in any publicly available space. They finish and then I’m given one minute to describe a plan to end homelessness during a candidate forum on a range of issues. Unless you’ve attended … Continued

Can Electeds be Both Bold and Responsive

Ok, so you know about my record on housing, protecting our climate, inclusivity, and more. And now you know all about my family, our obsession with composting, and our dogs. But elections are about more than personalities and policies. They’re also about leadership and judgment. One of my opponents recently asked me which was harder, running for office or serving? No contest: … Continued