After serving on the Lafayette Planning Commission, Dana was inspired to run for City Council. She is driven to promote accountability and transparency, and to ensure that all concerns and opinions of Lafayette’s citizens are heard. As a Latino and and first generation American ,and being Jewish, Dana has first-hand experience with minority issues and understands from experience, what it is like to be underpriviliged. Through hard work and education , Dana has become a successful business person and is raising a beautiful family in Lafayette.
If elected, Dana will invest directly into Lafayette’s community, and infrastructure and will be focused on:
Dana supports a balance between commercial and residential growth. Residents support businesses, and businesses support residents. For 18 years, Lafayette has grown between 2 and 3 % annually. A sustainable growth rate that helps maintain public services. Historic preservation is important, and so are people. People should be able to expand their homes (while preserving history) without being forced to move if they need a bigger home.
Posted notices for legal change that effects homeowners and residents should be made clear and available to all people. Folks without cars and computers have been overlooked and this needs to change. The voices of the people who don't (or can't) attend and speak out at every City Council meeting, are just as important as those who do.
Lafayette needs to prioritize infrastructure, and avoid frivolous lawsuits that are costly and don't benefit the community.
As a successful business person, Dana will will lead common sense educated discussions. For example, Dana is against fracking, but she's also against wasting money on a fracking lawsuit (that the city was advised would be unconstitutional). Lets join together with Boulder County and other cities, plan in advance, and find creative solutions that will work. Look at New York and their ban and replicate.
Streets, alleys, water, sewage. We need to re-invest in these basics. Dana will prioritize these crucial budget items and impliment a plan to repair or replace as needed.
Dana is the local choice. She is not a career politician.
Please visit the City of Lafayette website and review Dana's excellent attendance and voting record as a Planning Commissioner.
Because Dana has lived in Lafayette and been a home owner and property owner in Old Town for 12 years, she knows the real issues affecting our town from time honored experience. Nothing compares to being a long time resident when it comes to living and feeling our issues and needs as a community.
In a world where more than 60% of businesses fail, Dana had a successful business for 10 years in Boulder County, providing numerous jobs until she sold the business to advance her career in higher education.
Dana Kusjanovic has been a resident of Lafayette for twelve years, and a resident of Colorado since 1972. Her father was born in Bolivia, South America, and her mother, New York City. In 1996, Dana graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Masters in Administration and went on to work for educational institutions such as Boulder High School (7 years), the University of Northern Colorado (5 years), and the University of Colorado Boulder (11 years).
Dana is the proud mother of two adopted boys.
Public service has always been an integral aspect of Dana’s life. Whether it is volunteering for Sister Carmen and at Lafayette Elementary to coaching youth recreational soccer, Dana is focused and committed to improving Lafayette and the lives of its citizens through community outreach.
Dana is deeply invested in the small town flavor of Lafayette and is interested in maintaining the character of our beautiful town. At the same time, she is an experienced businesswoman and entrepreneur with the skills and experience to identify what Lafayette needs to move forward with responsible fiscal leadership and promote responsible decision making.
As a seated Planning Commissioner, Dana is knowledgeable about the growth issues facing our town. Her voting record shows she is detail oriented, responsible, and studies proposals closely. She has consistently voted against development that would have harmed Lafayette’s neighborhoods and advised developers to scale back and create reasonable buildings that contribute to neighborhood charm as well as provide much needed diversity in housing stock.
Dana's 2nd grade class, Wyman Elementary
PO Box 10, Lafayette, CO 80026
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