Denver needs a proven leader to address the real issues that confront us. Denver needs a mayor who is worthy of a great city, who will do things the RIGHT WAY and one that will lead Denver’s Future.

Everyone knows and politicians all say, to manage a great city you need a commitment to making sure that the city is run in a competent manner. A commitment to addressing the needs of neighborhoods by seeing services delivered, ensuring that employees are supported and empowered to discharge their duties effectively and competently, and that every voice is heard and listened to.

We need to become a learning city: a city that through listening, knowledge, learning, education and embracing the whole, grows individual empowerment and social inclusion, generates and balances economic growth with sustainable development. This is being done across the world, and we need to do it in Denver.

As your next mayor, I will bring together a community of people from all neighborhoods, backgrounds and political persuasions to become one. To unite and to rebuild and reimagine a Great American City and to lead Denver’s future.

Penfield Tate believes in...

Fixing Our Transportation and Infrastructure

Fixing Our Transportation and Infrastructure

Denver has grown exponentially but in a way that did not take our limited and fixed infrastructure –roads- into consideration. Our roads are very congested. Driving in this city is a nightmare. Few viable transit options exist for most Denver residents. To address this, I will create a cabinet-level Department of Transportation to focus on Denver’s mobility needs, relying on technology and innovation. In most instances, we cannot and should not build more roads or widen the ones we have – we need to be more creative.  Denver needs its own mobility solutions “driven” by the city, its businesses, and neighborhoods. Learn More
Climate Change

Climate Change

Under my administration, Denver will be carbon neutral by 2030. My goal is to make Denver the greenest city in the country. Denver ranks 7th in cities most at risk due to climate change. Denver’s current climate plan is inadequate to address this very real threat. We must do better. Our way of life and economic well-being demand that we take much more aggressive action. I will implement an aggressive city climate plan that includes accelerating Denver’s transition to renewable energy sources, converting to an all-electric city vehicle fleet, improving recycling and composting programs and increasing the number of certified green buildings. Learn More
Smarter Development / Development that works for people

Smarter Development / Development that works for people

My goal is to completely overhaul the permitting process by which new growth and development gets approved. We must be smarter about the way Denver grows. That starts with reining in developers and ensuring that our neighborhoods are consulted and advised on new growth plans. I will hire an urban planner who knows how to work with, not against, our neighborhoods. Developers must pay their fair share for the impact they are having on public schools and public services and we need aesthetic requirements that preserve neighborhood character. Learn More