Budget & Fiscal Responsibility

The Lakewood Budget is where priorities and values are expressed. As Mayor I will:

  • Reinstate the requirement that departments use the priorities of the Lakewood Community Survey when budgeting.
  • Ensure Public Safety/Police and Parks & Open Space are fully funded without being dependent on the use of unreliable TABOR refunds as is the current practice.
  • Prioritize sidewalks and multi-use paths. They are essential to a safe community, particularly those with limited mobility.
  • Ask that City Council take an early, pro-active role in the budget process, making sure that the unique needs of each ward are addressed.

As your Mayor, I will invest our money in those who are invested in our community – the people and small businesses who live and pay the taxes and call Lakewood home.


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