Wellington Webb recalls his early days as Denver mayor and talks of changes in city, politics

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 16:30:50-04

DENVER -- Make no mistake, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb is supporting Hillary Clinton this election.

Webb joined Anne Trujillo and Marshall Zelinger for this week's taping of Politics Unplugged.

He says Denver has changed a lot since he took office as Denver's mayor in 1991.

"When I first ran, Denver's population was 467,000 and people used to say you could roll a bowling ball down 16th Street and you wouldn't hit anyone," Webb recalled. "I said what I really want to do is build Denver up by fighting crime, emphasizing basic city services and make everyone feel good."

"Now when I look at what I see in the city, I see too much traffic, too many people," Webb said. "We were successful, and all of that success has created all sorts of different problems. I'm always concerned about our homeless population because it's so large. And I can always tell out of state drivers because they tend to honk more and they don't do well on snow."


Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4 p.m. on Denver7.


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