Jim Schneck is an asshole slumlord who's only motivation is money. He doesn't care one iota about community. I have known several people who have had the misfortune of having to deal with this man; it seems to be his common practice to rent to people only to find an excuse to evict them after a few months, keep their deposit, and then rent the space to someone else to do it again. He regularly harasses female tenants (and even admitted to a former tenant of the property from the article that he intentionally tries to rent to "hot chicks".) He makes up his own rules and expects people to abide by them, while not taking any sort of responsibility for his own actions. He is an over-privileged liar, a slumlord, and a thief. He was almost certainly a bully in school, and I wouldn't be surprised if he were diagnosed sociopathic (like too many slumlords in this town.) Is this the kind of "community leader" we want affecting policy in Denver??
Having lived in the La Alma neighborhood for just a few years, I have seen the gentrifying forces, of which Schneck is a flagbearer, systematically destroy the community. People like Schneck want nothing more than to cast out the very people that have heritage in this historic neighborhood, to make it just like everywhere else that most people can't afford to live in Denver.