Campaign Platform  

My vision for Commerce City neighborhoods is a holistic approach  to development where there is attainable housing, small business growth, access 

to  clean land and air, quality education , careers with living wages, cultural activity, and community organizing.

Housing Equality

Growtth needs to be inclusive and housing policies should benefit residents and not just real estate developers..

Commerce City needs affordable home ownership and rentals, down payment assistance, and home counseling.

Small Business Development

 Loan fund programs have dwindled and unfortunately the focus has been on subsidizing large capital projects. My commitment is to make sure the city strengthen neighborhoods, create jobs, and  suppoirt small business.

Environmental Justice

Commerce City  has historically been a victim of exposure to high levels of pollution whether from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in the past and now Suncor Energy. Little has been done by state and local governments to address the issue of Suncor emitting 25,000 pounds of hydrogen cyanide gas into the air above Commerce City. I would work with Rep. Diana Degette.s office in addressing the loose   

E.P.A. regulations at the Suncor plant. 

Climate change and public health are inseperable when we plan for improved health, we must do our part to address climate change.


A unseen bond that brings people together and it is critical we help communities preserve their culture. Commerce City is a culturally diverse community and this is our strength and what makes Commerce City unique.

I've overcome many challenges and adversities in my life as a person of color, and have overcome with perseverance and hard work. I know what it takes to succeed with integrity this will reflect in my work to make Commerce City successful.

Status Quo

The water issue in Irondale has not been resolved abd remains a threat to those that live in the area.

The Mile High Kennel Club redevelopment project is over due by a couple of years. I will make it a priority to address why this project has been delayed and what is the best practice to move the work forward to implementation.

I will commit to the management of public facilities in a equitable manner. . 

I retired from CenturyLink communications with 20 years of service I worked in sales, data administration and  analysis. We worked with residential, business and government customers at the Federal, State and Local level. I worked full time while working on my masters studies full time. I retired as a member of the Communication Workers of America Union.

In  2012 two-hundred thousand constituents of  RTD district k elected me to represent them on the RTD Board of  Directors in 2013. I served faithfully and dutifully on the Board for six years as an advocate for providing public transit that offers safe, clean, reliable , courteous, accessible, and cost effective service throughout the district. I was elected by my peers to serve as Secretary, 2nd Vice Chair, and Treasure. I served with distinction on  many committees during my tenure, including terms as Chair and  Vice Chair on both the Civil Rights and Government Relations Committees, and represented  RTD on the Adams County Economic Development Committee.

I served on the Board during a time of  tremendous growth for RTD, during which I helped guide the organization to ensure  its long-term, viability and sustainability.

Family History 

I have lived in Commerce City for sixty-five years:  The area was predominately agricultural with alfalfa fields, pig and  cattle farms. My Father worked  in a meat packing plant and my Mother was a nurse assistant. My Father retired with a pension thanks his membership with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union.

  I was educated in School District 14 schools, graduated from Adams City High School, worked my way through college and graduated from Metropolitan State University. I also completed my Masters curriculum from the University of Colorado at Denver graduate school of Public Administration.and attended the University of Denver School of Law.

I am running for Commerce City mayor because we need leadership with new ideas who represent the community. We must work on many issues that matter including safe and affordable neighborhoods, a strong economy with good jobs, better roads, reliable transportation, clean environmental practices, and diverse community services.

Together, we can build a better Commerce City, where we all live, work and play.

I can not do this alone; I will need your help. There will be volunteer opportunities to help secure and win this election. If volunteering isn't possible your donation to my campaign is another option. Every thing is appreciated; Thank you.

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Paul D. Solano for Commerce City Mayor

Commerce City, Colorado, United States

(720) 469-1261