Accomplishments

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITYgerryatmeeting
  • Led effort to bring back City Park Train and renovations to Club Tico through inclusion in the proposed Capital Improvement Program tax extension on the April 7 ballot
  • Led effort to improve safety and fund those improvements along Lincoln Avenue from First Street to Lemay for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists
  • Led effort to engage neighborhoods and fund over $900K of neighborhood improvements in Buckingham, Andersonville, and Alta Vista – including sidewalks, crosswalks, and signage
  • Led effort to connect Old Town and Lincoln Avenue businesses by the inclusion of the Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Cache La Poudre River in the proposed Capital Improvement Program tax extension on the April 7 ballot
  • Strengthening neighborhood notification and neighborhood meeting process for development projects
  • Supported Eastside/Westside Neighborhood Ordinance
  • Played an instrumental role in ensuring that 18 disc golf holes remained at Edora Park.  The city staff proposed a reduction to 9 holes when the new course was opened on Overland.  Worked with the Disc Golf Community to focus the City Council and staff to utilize the land east of Edora and worked with the Fort Collins Electric Utility and Platte Power Authority to allow holes to be located around the substation.
  • Leading efforts to establish citywide safe routes to everywhere program including sidewalk connections and bicycle lanes especially in the older parts of town
  • Stop lights at Powerline Trail crossing of arterials (Drake & Horsetooth) for safe bike and pedestrian crossing
  • Supported renovation and additional funding for the Senior Center
  • Establishment of citizen liaison position for planning issues

Old town homesSupported restoration of neighborhoods through support of student housing on campus and adjacent to CSU

Worked with Dr. Tony Frank, CSU President, to ensure that CSU is a major part of solving the student housing issue

Working with Dr. Tony Frank to provide safer connections to CSU campus for pedestrians and bikes through underpasses/overpasses at Shields/Elizabeth and Prospect/Center

  • Working with Dr. Frank to ensure all impacts of the proposed on-campus stadium are mitigated and presented to the Board of Governors, including the cost of those impacts
  • Supported and voted for eliminating smoking in public places ordinance including patios
  • Led efforts and voted for a PRPA transmission line siting engagement policy with citizens and four cities
  • Instrumental in creating and facilitating the public private partnership for the white water recreation area on the Poudre River downtown
  • Held bi-monthly citizen listening sessions
  • Responded to nearly every citizen email, phone call, or letter; met with every citizen who wanted to discuss neighborhood or city issuescity park pool

ENVIRONMENT

  • Supported Road to Zero Waste Goals
  • Supported accelerating Green House Gas reduction and Climate Action Plan goals
  • Led efforts to restore 100% of Colorado Lottery Funds to be restricted to use for trails and open space — a majority of these funds were used for parks maintenance in violation of council adopted resolution
  • Working to reduce the number of billboards Poudre river raftersespecially the one next to the Cache La Poudre by the Mulberry Bridge
  • Supported the Cache La Poudre River Coordinator position and the funding for initiatives to restore riparian habitat in the river
  • Voted for banning cardboard in the waste system
  • Voted for limiting plastic bags by requiring grocery stores to impose a charge per bag
  • Led efforts to establish a regional organization with the Tri Districts to treat water and utilize economies of scale while reducing cost and improving reliability
  • Support and lead efforts for regional planning and cooperation (North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality MPO, Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board, Regional Air Quality Commission)
  • Supported the diversification of Platte River Power Authority production portfolio by increasing renewables and distributed energy alternatives
  • Led efforts and voted for a PRPA strategic plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels – especially coal
  • Encouraging the purchase of water rights and increasing storage for drought protection

TRANSPORTATON

  • Led efforts to improve safety and fund those improvements along Lincoln Avenue from First Street to Lemay for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
  • Led efforts to connect Old Town and Lincoln Avenue businesses by the inclusion of the Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Cache La Poudre River in the proposed Capital Improvement Program tax extension on the April 7 ballot.
  • Encouraging children and adolescents to ride Transfort by providing subsidized fundingBus and Bikes
  • Expansion and upgrade of Transfort through implementation of the MAX project, redesign of system to east/west orientation, and extending hours of service
  • Leading efforts to establish citywide safe routes to everywhere program including sidewalk connections and bicycle lanes especially in the older parts of town
  • Led effort and voted to establish Parking Advisory Commission to focus on Downtown and CSU neighborhood issues
  • Establishment of regional planning and cooperation organizations (Highway 287 Coalitiobiking along poudren and I-25 Coalition)

Build out and expansion of city trail system

 

 

 

ECONOMY

  • Revitalization of Midtown through Foothills Mall redevelopmentFoothills Mall Groundbreaking
  • Encouraging development fees to reflect the true cost of growth and not force citizens to subsidize growth
  • Supported affordable housing projects including the Legacy Senior Housing Project and Redtail Ponds – a permanent support housing project for the homelessNorth College Marketplace
  • Voted for the Woodward Project that provided primary jobs, redevelopment of an environmental damaging golf course, and restoration of 31 acres of the Cache La Poudre River
  • Supported and led efforts to fund the last segment of North College Avenue redevelopment

LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNING

  • Establishment of the City Council Futures Committee
  • Establishment of metrics (performance measures) for each of the budgeting for outcome areas
  • Required interviewing of all board and commission applicants
  • Limiting Council’s use of executive sessions
  • Encourage and lead efforts for workforce diversity for police and fire organizations
  • Working to align the advisory boards and commissions with the seven Budgeting for Outcome areas
  • Successfully led efforts to ensure adequate city funding for Poudre Fire Authority according to a sustainable formula