Centennial is the "leanest" city in Colorado (Example: Littleton has over 1,000 full time employees. Centennial: 83) and we have one of the lowest tax rates in the South Metro area. It's that frugality coupled with providing high-value services that make Centennial a great place to safely live and raise a family. As your councilman, I will continue to make sure that your hard-earned dollars provide the best services that you and your family deserve.
This will come as no surprise - Centennial is a highly desired place to live. Right now, demand outstrips supply. Right now, the State wants to mandate exactly how cities increase the supply of housing available. As a father and grandfather, I want my kids and their kids to be able able to afford to live in our great city. But as your city council representative, my aim is to preserve the character of our community, which means we're not going to follow the legislature's mandates to require shoe-horning in 300-room apartments in the middle of neighborhoods. We need to have a rational policy that keeps neighborhoods in tact while balancing private property rights.
Arrow, Ikea, Top Golf. Ting, True Anomaly, Boom Supersonic - all examples of innovative businesses that call Centennial home. Businesses should be embraced, not overly regulated. I love cool, innovative businesses coming into Centennial and will do whatever I can to keep that streak running. We want to preserve our city's character where residents and families can live, work and play.
I am the chair of the city's FiberWorks Commission. And I can say Centennial is "future-proofed" for the next 30 years.
We have a valuable resource under out feet in the form of three rings (50 miles) of dark fiber only in Centennial. This means that we have enough data capacity for even the most demanding industries. I'm committed to developing this resource into an economic engine that puts Centennial on the cutting edge of cities nationally that helps protect homeowners investments by driving future desirability.
Centennial means community. This definitely includes Seniors! Being on city council, I rely on the advice and guidance of Centennial's Senior Commission. Recently, Centennial was a major driver and supporter of the Center of Generations. Run by the YMCA, this is a place where Seniors can socialize, take classes, and participate in group exercise. Our Seniors deserve our respect. I will continue to include Seniors for advice and direction.
Is there an issue that needs to be addressed that you don't see here. Tell me. I am *your* representative. It is my job to serve you.
Shoot me an email: HoltForCentennial@gmail.com
Tell me what works, as well as what doesn't work. I can't promise it'll always be resolved to your satisfaction; but I can promise to listen, and get in touch with the right people to make your issue known.