The mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals. In order to facilitate achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable, and empower the citizens, visitors, and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on February 5, 2019, to discuss their 2019 Work Plan and Sustainability Draft Goals. The meeting is open to the public.
To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.
One of the great things about Colorado is that you can bicycle year-round. Break out the beanie, scarf and gloves, now’s your chance to try a winter ride on International Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb. 8, 2019. Various Colorado and International communities have observed Winter Bike to Work Day for many years. Sign up for International Winter Bike to Work Day to join fellow riders as we compete against the world and scout out a breakfast station in your area. Riders who pledge to ride have the option to participate in the International Gift Exchange. (Learn more when you register.)
Be sure to do a safety check before you ride, wear a helmet, and always follow the rules of the road.
At night, wear reflective material, and use front and rear lights.
* Signing up is a pledge to try bike commuting this winter. Should we have inclement weather or unsafe conditions on Feb. 8, it’s OK to ride another day.
The GHS Dance Team will hold a Mini Poms Dance Clinic on Saturday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden High School Main Gym with a special appearance by Caitlynn Kern, Broncos cheerleader and GHS Dance Team alumni.
This 3-hour dance clinic is for kids in Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Participants will work on dance skills, play games and learn a dance to be performed with the award-winning GHS Dance Team at a Golden High School Basketball game on February 12 at 7 p.m.
Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor in 2019, including both north and south neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the “good of Golden.”
CWAC will meet on Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters located at 720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit D.
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department. You may attend one, several or all sessions.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online.
The City of Golden and representatives from the Regional Transportation District (RTD) will host a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St., to facilitate discussion and input on a series of proposed RTD service adjustments that could occur in May 2019.
The proposed changes suggested for May 2019 include an additional cut to the Saturday service. If enacted, this service reduction would change the frequency of Saturday “daytime” rail service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes to match Saturday evening and Sunday all-day service. RTD staff estimates that this service reduction would save approximately $134,000 a year based upon the reduction from seven all-day trains to six. The recommendation is based upon Saturday ridership levels below RTD standards.
Golden City Council has identified concerns with the new proposal, as well as a continued concern that the W Line end-of-line station at the Jefferson County Administration Complex was placed into a “fare zone” that results in a dramatically increased fare ($5.25 vs $3.00) compared to the next station on the line at Red Rocks Community College.
RTD evaluates its overall service plan for buses and rail three times a year. This effort is intended to match the level of service provided within the district to available resources. Potential service enhancements or reductions are identified and presented to the public in a series of public meetings prior to board consideration and action. In the past, the City of Golden has requested adjustments to the RTD recommendations, most recently in August 2017 to request that RTD hold off on reducing the frequency of trains for non-peak (mid-day) hour rail service from 15 minute to 30 minute frequency. Based in part on our request, RTD did not reduce “mid-day” weekday or Saturday rail service frequency in those changes that went into effect in January 2018. Comments about the proposal can be provided to RTD representatives at the February 13th meeting, be sent directly to the RTD board, or at RTD public hearings to be scheduled in March.
The Golden City Council meets every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., unless rescheduled due to holidays or other events happening in the City.
To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or web casts from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.
Visit the Council Members & Commentaries pages to read about and find contact information for Mayor Laura Weinberg and all six council members.
The first meeting of the Utility Rate Study Citizen’s Committee will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Public Works /Planning Building at 1445 10th Street and the public is welcome.
The first meeting will include an overview of the three city-owned utilities, a history of rates and a description of the current rate structures, and the objectives of the rate study.
For more information, please contact Anne Beierle 303-384-8153.
If you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.
Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!
Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.
You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.
Bring the family to the Golden High School for all-you-can-eat chili (mac-n-cheese for the non-chili eaters) and dessert and help support the GHS PTA on February 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Chili Cook-off will also feature a silent auction. In past years the silent auction has included event tickets, vacations, art, sports memorabilia, jewelry and more.
All proceeds help support Golden High School students.