Pondering, Listening, and Watching

City Council will have a study session (which means no public comment) tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. A few months ago, they asked the Planning Commission to see how other communities are handling short term rentals. As Golden has an increasing number of such rentals, Council wants to evaluate whether we need any changes to regulations for parking, fire and building codes, and number of inhabitants allowed. They will review the Planning Commissions recommendations tonight.

The Sustainability Board has recommended that building fees be waived for residential solar projects for the next two years. Council will consider that suggestions.

The Public Works department will brief council on the upcoming transition from quarterly to monthly water bills.

Golden History Lecture

Don’t forget tonight’s 6PM lecture: Early Golden City and the Quest for the CapitalWhen gold was discovered in 1859 in early Golden City, Colorado, the population of the Rockies exploded. Golden emerged as the best suited town to claim the mantle of leadership—which it did temporarily in 1862. What happened after was a messy, personal, and salacious battle to secure the permanent seat of power. Presented by Nathan Richie, Director at Golden History Museum & Park.  The lecture will be held at the Golden Community Center.  Learn more….

Golden River Sports (806 Washington – map) is having a free movie night tonight from 6-9. It’s a triple feature, including “Frontier: A Rush Sturges Film” along with “Wild Water” and Torryd‘s own “Xenogenesis III”! As always, tasty beverages will be supplied but feel free to bring your own too.