Zoning Rewrite Community Meeting
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The zoning code rewrite consultants are making the finishing touches to the initial code draft and it will be available to the public in late January. You are invited to join a virtual community meeting on Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. This meeting is intended to educate the community on the code’s contents and how it has been constructed. Upon the release of the draft, the community will have approximately one month to review it, make comments, and provide those comments to the Planning Division and the consultants for consideration.

Visit to register for the meeting and to provide comments related to the draft to staff and the consultants.

US6 & Heritage Interchange Open House
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

The second open house for the US6 & Heritage Interchange redesign will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at 6 p.m. The virtual meeting will include a presentation describing four alternatives for the interchange with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. The login information for the open house is below.

Register in advance!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You can learn more about the project at If you are unable to attend the meeting live on February 24, you’ll be able to watch a video of the meeting, review the design options, and provide feedback at as well.

Conversations About Mental Wellness @ Virtual
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Conversations about Mental Wellness: What is wellness and how can we understand it?

Join the Golden Community Partners and Golden United for the first in a series of conversations about Mental Wellness.  The virtual event will feature the Jefferson Center’s community based support program, Colorado Spirit, which provides free and confidential mental health support during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Crisis counselors can help community members understand and manage stress and connect them with other support options.

Learn more about the organization and the resources it provides.

The event is free but registration is required.

District 2 Virtual GPD Community Safety Update meeting
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Golden community members are invited to join the Golden Police Department for a District 2 Virtual GPD Community Safety Update meeting on March 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will meet Chief Bill Kilpatrick and Ward 4 Councilor Bill Fisher, and watch a presentation on auto theft trends by the Colorado Metro Autotheft Task force. Tips for crime prevention will also be offered, followed by an opportunity for community members to ask questions.

Register in advance for meeting online, and directions for joining the meeting will be emailed to you.

CALEA Accreditation Assessment Public Information Session
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will be evaluating the Golden PD from Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 24. During their virtual assessment, the CALEA assessors will examine all aspects of the Golden Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services to determine if they continue to meet CALEA’s standards for law enforcement agencies as part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.
The GPD voluntarily participates in this process by complying with approximately 368 standards established by the commission to gain accredited status. The standards cover virtually all areas of the Department’s operations and administration, including patrol, investigations, communications, finance, recruiting, personnel and training.
The GPD has already undergone an extensive series of four annual web-based assessments by CALEA Compliance Service Members. The virtual on-site assessment is the final step in gaining re-accreditation status. The GPD first became accredited by the commission in July 2008 and has maintained this status continuously since that date.

Community Input

As part of the upcoming assessment, department personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a virtual public information session on Monday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
Persons who would like to provide comments to the assessment team may do so by any of the following:
  • Joining the March 22 public information session through Cisco Webex.
  • Calling (303) 384-8101 on Tuesday, March 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is an unrecorded line and comments will be taken by assessment team members.
  • Persons wishing to offer written comments about the department’s ability to meet the standards may also send them to: CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA., 20155, care of David Wolf and Andrew Spiess.
  • You may also e-mail your comments directly to the CALEA Commission at Please put “Golden (CO) P. D. On-Site” in the subject line.
Please note, all comments must address the Department’s ability to comply with the standards. A copy of the standards may be made available upon request. If you would like to review the standards, please contact Mark Derham, Accreditation Manager for the Golden Police Department, at or (303) 384-8084.
A Greener Golden Event @ Public Works & Planning Building
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you ordered a Garden In A Box kit, come out to pick up your kit between 12 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 during the Greener Golden Event at the Public Works and Planning Building (1445 10th St). Residents can also take advantage of FREE compost and vegetable seeds.

Golden Sustainability is pleased to also offer FREE electronics recycling for Golden residents at this year’s event! This drop-off event will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a Colorado ID or driver’s license for verification of residency, be prepared to wear a mask, and social distance.

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Open House
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm

Join our Public Works staff and hired consultants for the next US6 & Heritage Road Interchange public meeting, happening Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be pedestrian and bike improvements.

You must register in advance on Zoom for the meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

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