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Civil Wars, past and present

The Golden History Center presents a lecture tonight at 6PM on  Civil War History in Colorado.  Hear the thrilling tales about Coloradans in the Civil War. Historian and storyteller Ed Weising will explain the impact the Civil War had on the state, including the sides that Colorado chose, the battles in the area, volunteers from Golden who joined the fight, and the resignation of our first two territorial governors. Members $10; non-members $15.


City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council chambers.   The Mayor will issue proclamations honoring National Caregivers Month and Veterans Day.  The Finance Director will ask Council’s approval to refinance some debt at a lower interest rate.  He will also report on our 3rd quarter finances (we’re still taking in more than we’re spending).

There will be a public hearing on the 2016 capital and operating budgets.  If you have opinions about how the City is spending its money, now is the time to speak up!

Golden Super Cruise

The last item of the night is a discussion about the Super Cruise.  There will be a public comment period, so if you’re strongly pro- or con-Super Cruise, express your opinions either in person tonight or by emailing CityCouncil@cityofgolden.net.   The police did a survey about this event, and got a huge range of opinions, from

Have attended for years. Have seen no problems. Car enthusiasts are very friendly. Many families always attend. The young people learn how to interact with large groups of people in a positive manner.

and

I love the Super Cruise ! It brings friends and families together for an interesting day out. Never have seen any drunken rowdiness or rude behavior. Folks are polite whether pedestrian or drivers. It’s only one Saturday out of the month, for what, 7 months (providing weather is good), of the year? Also, if you look at the shops and local eateries the business is booming !

to

This event is so horrid that I feel it seriously negatively impacts Golden’s image as a wonderful mountain town only 20 minutes from downtown Denver. This event makes me consider moving away from Golden. It brings in drunks, lowlife, and the kind of people one would expect to see on Colfax but not in Golden. I would be ecstatic if this event was moved elsewhere. We need to attract business to Golden but not that kind of business. Events like this scare people away who actually might have money to spend from coming here.

as well as many more neutral statements, such as:

If Golden can close streets on a regular basis for bike races, we can certainly tolerate a gathering of classic cars that does not close down the streets. The Super Cruise provides a lot of fun for a lot of people. It doesn’t happen to be my cup of tea, but I’m glad to see so many people enjoying themselves.

Should be an interesting meeting!

Golden Super Cruise