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Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidate Christopher Mitchell

Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-14 15:42:13-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — KOAA News5 and the Gazette are speaking with the candidates in the Colorado Springs Mayoral race this spring. Ballots will be mailed out for this election beginning March 10 and are due by 7:00 pm on April 4.

The video attached to this article is my conversation with the candidate. Below you will find contact information and answers to a candidate questionnaire from The Gazette.

Candidate name: Christopher Mitchell

Campaign phone number: 1-520-780-7393

Campaign email:

Campaign website:

Campaign mailing address: 6660 Delmonico Drive, Suite D228, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

What are your top 3 priorities for this office?

Growth: Formulate and implement a set of pro-resident "graduated growth planning" policies with respect to land use, development and infrastructure.

Community: Formulate and implement a set of "clean city" policies addressing trash cleanup, homeless populations and gang violence (urban warfare).

Public Safety: Reduce workforce deficits in public safety services and increase service coverage.

What do you think the city's largest challenge is and how do you plan to address it?

Growth planning for the future. I subscribe to "graduated growth planning," which relates multivariate trend lines and the relationships to the outcroppings (e.g., infrastructure, crime, service coverage and open space conservation) of the growth of the city. Graduated growth planning is a customized growth management and projection model.

The "city's affordable housing crisis" is a direct result of ill-conceived development polices and traditional supply-demand economics. Graduated growth planning balances the multivariate dynamics of the housing market to bring housing cost stability. Before affordability, there has to be stability. "Affordable housing" is a term marshaled and misapplied primarily by housing developers who peddle a false hope to the city of Colorado Springs, rather than focusing on stability in housing.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

As an engineer by trade, I have over 27 years of experience and practical working knowledge to 1. Formulate long-term goals and develop action plans to achieve desired outcomes; 2. Build, manage and lead teams; and 3. Produce departmental budgets. As a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, I am very aware of the issues relevant to the local community.


Learn more about all the candidates with our Election Watch page. You can also find information on this election, the candidates for Mayor and City Council, plus the lone ballot issue and where to return your ballot with Everything you need to know about the Colorado Springs April Election

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