GURA/DDA, One Book, and Golden Schools

By state law, an urban renewal authority can only be in effect for 25 years.  The Golden Urban Renewal Authority’s downtown project will be completed next year.  Downtown residents, property owners, and business owners are currently considering whether to set up a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to take over some of the work that GURA has done downtown.  This includes holiday lighting, power-washing the sidewalks, and offering occasional grants and economic incentives.  Two meetings have been scheduled to explain the pros and cons of establishing a DDA.  The first one is tonight at 5:30 at the Table Mountain Inn.  The second is October 1st at 5:30 at the Golden Hotel.  Learn more at the DDA website.

Don’t forget tonight’s discussion of our One Book 1 Golden, Benediction. The meeting will be at the library (1019 10th St.) from 6-8.

Tomorrow night at 7, in City Council Chambers, the Golden Rotary will host a panel discussion about Golden Area Schools.  The panel includes such local luminaries as Superintendent Cindy Stevenson, the principals of Golden High School, Bell Middle School, and Mitchell Elementary; the president of the Kyffin Elementary PTA, the Chair of the Golden Schools Foundation, and Mayor Marjorie Sloan.