Denver needs a new direction and energy to address the real issues that confront us. Denver needs a mayor who is worthy of a great city 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...

Climate Change

Climate Change

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
Affordable Housing / Housing Policies That Work

Affordable Housing / Housing Policies That Work

We can double the production of affordable housing units in Denver. Too many people in Denver are getting priced out because this administration has not made affordable housing a priority. We must address the housing crisis to protect our legacy as a city of economic opportunity for all. I will require that all new developments have an affordable housing component. We must close the loophole that allows developers to buy their way out of affordable housing requirements and strong-arm developers to increase affordability components in their buildings. Learn More