The Planning Commission, established in 1948, affords residents the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the City and its welfare; to learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of citizens participating in the shaping of Golden’s future; and assume an active role in any regulation changes involving zoning and subdivision activity.
Planning Commission public hearings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless rescheduled. Planning Commission Study Sessions recur on the third Wednesday of each month.
To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page. Visit the Planning Commission page to learn more about their responsibilities and duties.
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 Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) implements urban renewal projects consistent with community values.
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. To learn more, visit our GURA page. To view agendas, minutes and webcasts for GURA meetings, visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority meets on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted and rescheduled, as is this meeting. These meetings are open to the public and take place in City Council Chambers, 911 10th Street at 2:30 p.m.
The Board is comprised of a Hearing Officer, who is appointed by City Council.
To contact the Hearing Officer, call the City Clerk’s Office at (303) 384-8015, or write to the Liquor Licensing Authority Board, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401. To see agendas, minutes or listen to audio of previous meetings, visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) was established by Golden City Council in June of 1999 and consists of seven members. The purpose of the Economic Development Commission is to provide leadership, education, and the tools necessary for the Golden community to optimize appropriate economic opportunities. Their duties include developing a structure and strategy for marketing/promoting the Golden community.
To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.
The Economic Development Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street. If a meeting must be rescheduled for some reason, the date will be noted on the Community Calendar.
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 in Council Chambers in City Hall 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.