Preserve what we have. Plan for what we need.

 

Hi. I’m Angel Castillo. I serve Ogden as a planning commissioner. I am a board member for our community non-profits YCC and Roads To Independence, and I’m running for mayor.

Ogden is a true urban gem. Our city is nestled at the foot of the Wasatch mountains with beautiful brick buildings, historic homes, extra wide streets (thanks, Brigham Young!) and a gritty evolution backstory. With natural beauty, community, and livability, Ogden stands in stark contrast to a sprawling city like Los Angeles. That’s why in 2014 when I traveled from Los Angeles to Utah to race in the USA Cycling Masters Nationals, I immediately fell in love with Ogden.

Yet there are growth issues on the horizon for us. If these problems are not addressed and planned for, they will profoundly impact our quality of life. These issues are the main reason I joined the Ogden Planning Commission within thirty days of becoming an Ogden resident. My concern for the future of this amazing city is why I’m running for mayor of Ogden.

 
 
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So what’s the problem with growth?

Since 1991, Utah’s housing prices have increased at a faster rate than housing in Seattle.

 
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Utah law enforcement enrollment is down overall, and competition for qualified officers is fierce.

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Education

Ogden’s schools have a poor reputation for absenteeism, low student performance, and absence of highly-qualified teachers.

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Why Vote For Angel Castillo?

For the above reasons and others, I am running for mayor. I am committed to preserving the Ogden I fell in love with years ago.