Meetings and lots of sunshine

Happy Summer Solstice!  Enjoy the long day, followed by the full moon.

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council chambers.  Staff will be asking for the board’s approval for two new bike racks by the Buffalo Rose–one in front, on Washington, and one by the patio on 12th Street.  They will also be asked to fund a drinking fountain and water bottle filling station at the restroom in Parfet Park.  Coors no longer allows people to bring bags, purses, or backpacks on their tours.  Golden Liquors, across the street, has been allowing people to store those items in his file cabinet, but the owner would like to have a more secure location.  He is asking the DDA to contribute to the cost of some lockers for his store, for use by Coors visitors.  Details are available in the meeting packet.

The Parks & Rec Board will meet tomorrow night (Tuesday the 21st) at 7, at the Community Center.  They will discuss the Parks & Rec Master Plan survey results.  Those results are available in the meeting packet.

Wednesday, June 22nd is Bike to Work Day, and the city will celebrate with the grand opening of the Golden Bike Library.  The Bike Library will be based at the Golden Visitors Center, 10th and Washington.  The launch event will take place from 7-10AM, with food and giveaways and a ribbon cutting with Major Sloan at 9AM.

The Sustainability Board will meet Wednesday the 22nd at 6:30, but their agenda is not yet online.


The City will hold an open house to discuss managed parking on Thursday night, the 23rd, from 5:30-7:30 at the Community Center.  A map showing the proposed changes to parking is available online.  The plan calls for some of the spaces downtown to require permits and some to require payment, while others will remain free.  Note that payment for parking will be accepted via kiosks or smartphones–not through parking meters.