Nancy Pallozzi has lived in Lakewood for 50 years and Jefferson County her whole life.A small business owner for 20 years and currently owner of a Lakewood catering company, she also has been a mutual fund trader and consultant for retirement accounts, educator for numerous schools and community groups including Boy Scouts and 4-H, and sponsor of college internships for textile design.A graduate of Alameda Senior High, she received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.Contact: 303-986-2653, firstname.lastname@example.orgCampaign website: www.nancypallozzi.com
Why do you want to serve on council?
I think I am a breath of fresh air. A person with a strong commitment to Lakewood, and one that is a forward thinker with new ideas and wanting positive change. One who will not be influenced by special interests and will always be there for my constituents.
Your top three priorities if elected?
• Preserving our community. Not allowing over-development that would threaten our quality of life.• City’s fiscal health. Bring in more businesses that generate sales tax and revenue for the city. Also, to evaluate and eliminate any wasteful spending within the city.• Support local businesses and be a strong advocate for small businesses. This ties in with the city’s fiscal health as well.
What should the city’s role be in regards to homelessness?
The homeless population is increasing in Lakewood. It seems like they are on every corner and intersection now. With the help and suggestion from citizens, including local churches, I think the city can take a pro-active approach so we can make this better for everyone.
What types of crime in Lakewood most needs to be addressed?
Car break-ins and theft, robberies, drug deals in city parks, street racing and gang-related crimes. We need to create more Neighborhood Watch areas in the city and we need to find a way to bring in more police officers to be on patrol on the streets. Visually, I do not see many police in the Ward 5 area.
Do you support a growth limit?
No, I do not believe we need to put a limit on new residential development. However, we need to re-evaluate the zoning codes. High-density should not be everywhere, and I will always look after the current residents of Ward 5 and Lakewood.
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