John Stone: Candidate for Englewood City Council, at-large

Posted 10/15/19

Profession: Small business owner More information: stoneforenglewood.com; stoneforenglewood.com/contact-us Why are you seeking this office? I am running for Englewood City Council at-large because …

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John Stone: Candidate for Englewood City Council, at-large

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Profession: Small business owner

More information:

stoneforenglewood.com;

stoneforenglewood.com/contact-us

Why are you seeking this office?

I am running for Englewood City Council at-large because Englewood is my home. When you lived on the streets as a teenager like I did, home takes on a special meaning. I want to make sure that Englewood stays the place that made me feel at home.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I am the best person for the job because I have a perspective and life experience that isn’t represented on Englewood City Council. I am a working person that stands up for working families.

If elected, what would your approach be to growth and development in the city?

I want to see growth and development directed and focused in a way that serves Englewood residents, not out-of-town and out-of-state developers. Scrapes that replace single-family residences with multi-family units in the middle of decades-old neighborhoods is not an Englewood housing solution; it runs the risk of pricing folks out of their own homes and communities. I want to see more single-family, middle-class and working family accessible homes that respects and maintains the character of our community and neighborhoods, and I want to see a focus on multifamily units and commercial frontage along Broadway, where Englewood’s downtown has always been.

How can city officials, including members of council and staff, better work together to get positive things done for the city?

We need leaders that are focused on how to fix the issues residents are facing right now. Leaders who will come together, set aside their differences and find common ground in our common desire to serve our community and to see Englewood thrive, so that we can get the job done.

What else do you want voters to know about you and your approach to city governance?

I believe in community co-governance. No elected official can possibly know all of the things all of the time. I believe that the core of representative and democratic governance is the community. I am running to represent the whole of Englewood, and I intend to serve the whole of Englewood.

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