The Railroad Museum is holding their monthly storytime & craft today at 10AM.  Join fellow young train enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Golden Public Library, for a morning of rail stories and make-and-take crafts.  Today’s story – The Huffin Puff Express by David L. Harrison.  Recommended ages 4-6 years old.  Free for Museum Members and $2 for nonmembers with general admission.

The Library has Lego Play & Build at 4.  All ages are welcome.  Their Tuesday Night Book Group will discuss Nora Webster tonight from 6-7.  The final event of their Girls STEM Competition will be held tomorrow (Feb 22nd) from 5:30-7:30.  It will be set up like a science fair, where people can visit the competitors & learn about their projects.  Make a point of stopping by the library during that time!

This Week’s Meetings
The Parks & Recreation Board will meet tonight at 7PM in the Community Center.  They will discuss a draft of their work plan for the year, which they plan to send to City Council later in the month.  This board will have several openings this spring, so if you’re interested in serving, you might want to observe this meeting.

The Local Licensing Authority will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30 in City Council Chambers.  Safeway and the Old Capitol Grill are changing managers.  El Tapatio is changing ownership.  Loaf & Jug on Rubey Dr is renewing their license.  Several local stores & restaurants will be asking the judge to impose a fine rather than suspending their license after police found them serving alocohol to under-aged undercover agents.

The Sustainability Board meets tomorrow night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  Their agenda is not yet available.

City Council’s meeting (Thursday at 6:30 in City Council Chambers) will include a report on affording housing policies being recommended by the Planning Commission.  They recommend that Golden take steps to have at least 30% low & moderate income housing and 15% middle income housing.  In order to effect that, they suggest subsidized rentals and loan assistance to be funded by “new development and existing community.”  Council will also discuss the “cash in lieu” policy for downtown parking.  This policy has allowed developers to pay the city cash rather than providing parking on their own property.  The cash was intended to be used to build parking structures.  The builder of the newest downtown buildings–at 12th & Jackson and 13th & Jackson–is arguing that their cash in lieu payments entitles their tenants to dedicated parking spaces for no additional charge in the city parking garages.  See the meeting packet for more information.