Everyday people and families are struggling to make ends meet due to increased costs from the pandemic and inflation. Diana understands what it's like to pinch a penny right now. She believes that we must implement policies that look to bring down the price for necessities, like healthcare, housing, and transportation, for the average Denverite.
Diana knows that Southeast Denver is better off when teachers, firefighters, service-industry workers, airport staff, craftsmen, small businesses and middle class families can afford to live and contribute in their community.
Diana is committed to ensuring that her neighbors feel safe. As a Southeast Denver Native, she remembers exploring the neighborhood as a child and coming home when the lights turned on. She is dedicated to working with law enforcement and community members alike to lower crime and protect the citizens of District 4.
Defunding the police is not a solution.
Denver needs to come together to find community-driven answers to fight the rise in crime. Co-responder programs are a vital tool to responding to crime in a more appropriate and ethical manner, while taking some weight off of police officers.
Diana is passionate about protecting our environment, and supporting the public spaces that are the gathering place for her community.
Southeast Denver is special for the trails that crisscross the community. Her dad ran on the High Line Canal for 50 years and she knows that D4 is very lucky to have access to trails, high line canal, cherry creek trail.
People move here for trail access and Diana wants Southeast Denver to continue to protect its trails and open spaces.
As someone with an aging mother herself, Diana is dedicated to building a coalition of people with the focus on building upon the foundation that’s already been laid when it comes to our seniors.
She believes in investing in programs that ensure our seniors are supported, can thrive, and age in place with dignity.
Diana is prepared to expand access to public transportation, create safer ways to move through Southeast Denver, and reduce carbon emissions to focus on the long term impacts on the environment.
She believes that Denver needs to be accessible for all Denverites. We must build a public transportation network that can efficiently and effectively move people around Denver, while looking to lower the city’s carbon footprint in the process.
The cost, logistics, and responsibility of expanding and maintaining sidewalks, trains, and buses should be equally shared by Denver.
Diana is against the recent sidewalk ordinance as it places an undue burden on Southeast Denver residents to pay for the improvement of all of our sidewalks. She plans on addressing this, if elected.
Diana believes that it is inhumane for people to live outside.
She understand that there are too many people living on the streets of Southeast Denver and is am dedicated to finding solutions to approach this situation with humanity and expand access to resources for all.
There are different stages of homelessness and Diana is committed to coming up with different solutions for each.