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This week’s meetings

Monday – Golden Urban Renewal Authority -6:30PM – City Council Chambers
GURA has several project areas, including 8th Street, the Central Neighborhoods (around Natural Grocers), and West Colfax.  They also have a large “legacy fund” left from their “renewal” of the historic downtown, which lasted from 1990-2015.  GURA generates revenue through Tax Increment Financing, wherein they give tax breaks to new or expanding businesses in an urban development area, and GURA then gets a portion of the increased tax revenue generated by the new business.  In general, GURA spends the revenue in the area that generated it.  They use it to make streetscaping, infrastructure, or aesthetic improvements.  Tonight, the Commission will discuss which projects they want to undertake in the 8th Street and downtown areas.  They will also discuss offering a tax incentive to a business considering 150 Capital Drive, in the Corporate Center industrial park.

Tuesday – Parks & Recreation Advisory Board – 7PM – Golden Community Center
Parks & Rec will discuss converting the Hockey Stop on South Golden Road to Pickleball courts.   They will also discuss something unspecified about Parfet Park.  Since this meeting is held off-premise, it will not be broadcast live.

Wednesday – Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee – 7:30AM – City Council Chambers
Aleah Menefee from the Planning Department will describe how city grants are administered.  Staff will review the current economic situation.  HR Director Teresa Reilly will discuss employee benefits.

Wednesday – Planning Commission Study Session – 6:30PM – City Council Chambers
Planning Commission will discuss changes to the City’s sign code.

Thursday – City Council – 6:30PM – City Councl Chambers
“Consent matters” are those agenda items considered non-controversial, not requiring discussion.  This week’s consent agenda includes an increase of $1.4 million in expense appropriations and $1.3 million in capital expenses.  The Mayor will make several proclamations, to honor National Volunteer Week, National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week, and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Citizens from Arts to Zoo will encourage Council to support SCFD.  The Planning Department will describe a planned Bike Library for the City.  The South Golden Road Neighborhoods Plan will be up for approval.  Council will consider joining the Colorado Communities for Climate Action Group.  Parks & Rec will recommend that GreenPlay of Louisville CO be paid $50,000 to update the Parks & Rec master plan.

For more information on any of these meetings, see the City’s Agenda page.