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Meeting Madness

North and South Table Mountain

First things first:  there’s a Golden Beer Talk tomorrow night.  Judy Denison and Don Parker will tell the tale of how North and South Table Mountains went from being likely targets for development to publicly-owned Open Space.


This is a meeting-packed week.  For more information on all of these meetings, check the City’s agenda page.

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council chambers.  They will review a list of property owners along the West Colfax urban renewal area in preparation for meeting with them.  GURA wants to ascertain their development plans and see what infrastructure improvements the city could make to encourage development or enhancement of properties in that district.  They will also discuss plans to enhance the streetscape in the area near Natural Grocers, in the East Street URA district.  City Council has asked all boards to provide insight in budgetary needs for 2017, so the GURA board will also discuss that.

The Local Licensing Authority meets tomorrow afternoon (June 14th) at 2:30 in City Council chambers.  They will consider a renewal request for a medical marijuana facility at 511 Orchard St. (near the Jeffco Fairgrounds.  They will consider a transfer of ownership application for La Casa Alba (715 Washington Ave.)  There will be two public hearings for new businesses–Bikes and Beers at 710 Golden Ridge Road, and The Woodhouse Day Spa, at 714 Cheyenne St.

Tomorrow night at 6:30, the Economic Development Commission will discuss visits to Golden businesses.  They have recently visited ERA, Kong, Octane Seating, PharmaJet, and Hestra.  They plan to visit Nuclear Filter Technology later this week.  They will also discuss an August event to celebrate the entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Traxion incubator this fall.  This meeting will be held at the planning office, 1445 10th Street, so it will not be broadcast live.

The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee meets at 7:30 Wednesday morning in the City Council chambers.  They will discuss the budget, 10-year capital improvement plan, long-term staffing, and hear from the Fire Chief.

The Planning Commission meets Wednesday night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will discuss transportation issues, including the relationship between our transportation infrastructure plans and the Golden Vision and Comprehensive Plans.  They will also discuss affordable housing (or lack thereof) in Golden.

City Council meets Thursday night at 6:30 in City Council chambers.  They will hold a public hearing regarding downtown parking.  They are considering a parking management system which would more monitor how long cars remain in a spot.  Short term parking would remain free, but long-term (more than 3 hours) would be paid.  They are soliciting public comment on this topic, and the first of three chances for you to weigh in would be this Thursday night.  They will also hold a public hearing on our “Annexation Study Area.”  This is a document that the state requires us to prepare.  It does not deal with any specific annexation requests, but shows our thoughts about how the areas around our city should be developed (if at all).  It’s interesting reading.