Colorado has seen increased population gains. How is the county working to foster opportunities that promote growth but also protect the traditions and values of our community?

Answered at the event

Libby Szabo: As we hear land use cases, we as commissioners really take in the aspect of how it will affect our community. We listen to our citizens and also the well-being of the applicant who is trying to do something good for our community. It’s so important that we find the balance of industrial, commercial and residential – just having houses can be a detriment and a county budget and how we can take care of services.

Casey Tighe: People want to locate in communities where they feel safe, have a good lifestyle, they want to be healthy and a good education. All of these things work together is what makes a great community. We have to keep revaluating where we are and what we’re doing.

Lesley Dahlkemper: Jefferson County has an unmatched quality of life … so as we think about growth and development, we always want to be thoughtful and strategic about how we grow, making sure we’re meeting the services and needs of our community and that we’re always retaining what attracted us to Jefferson County in the first place.

Don Davis: Your county leadership is looking at what does Jefferson County 2050 look like and how do we backward plan from there to be what we want it to be in the future. Something that transcends election cycles and that gets us on a path for a future that is sustainable.


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1. With so many new elected officials, how does the county stay efficient?
2. This week, the legislature has become locked in partisan politics. How do the commissioners rise above that partisanship to work for us instead of the political parties?
3. What are the priority transportation projects for the county?
4. What role do you see economic development playing in the county’s future?
5. Colorado has seen increased population gains. How is the county working to foster opportunities that promote growth but also protect the traditions and values of our community?
6. Would like an update on the Jefferson Parkway project – next steps, county involvement.
7. Would like an update on the Evergreen Dog Park
8. Will you reject I.C.I.L.I and UN Agenda 21 initiatives for home rule?