Editor’s note: BLDRfly’s interviewing Boulder City Council candidates in the run-up to the November election, in which residents will vote to fill six city council slots. First up was Bob Yates, and today a fellow current city council member seeking reelection: Aaron Brockett. Apologies for the audio quality — we’re still refining our podcast technique.
Boulder residents voted Aaron Brockett to the council in November 2015, and he’s decided to run again in this November’s election, which features six open council slots.
Aaron and his wife and his young son moved to Boulder in 2003 from Connecticut to be close to family in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They were family No. 10 (according to Aaron) when they moved into a townhouse in North Boulder’s Holiday Neighborhood in 2004.
He’s seen North Boulder sprout up around he and his family, which includes his wife, son, who attends Boulder High School, and daughter, who attends Centennial Middle School.
We talked about what he wished he and current council had gotten passed (south Boulder flood mitigation), about what he hopes to accomplish should he be reelected (support more sustainable “15-minute” neighborhoods such as the new Diagonal Crossing mixed-use development near the junction of Foothills Parkway and Diagonal Highway), and why he’s running again.