On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to the Golden Police Department at 911 10th St, Golden, CO. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines (flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash) both pose potential safety and health hazards.
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. 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.
The Public Art Commission (PAC) has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art in the fulfillment of the City’s Art in Public Places program.
PAC meets on the first Thursday of each month, usually in City Hall Council Chambers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This meeting however, will take place in the City Hall Annex Building at 1000 10th Street. These meeting are open to the public.
Please view our Public Art Commission page for more information on PAC responsibilities and to view a list of commission members. Visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page to view agendas and meeting minutes.
Join the Rotary Club of Golden for the 14th annual Ethics in Business Awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Foss Auditorium of the American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth St. The Rotary Club will honor two organizations, one for-profit and one non-profit, for their distinguished records in adherence to the highest standards of ethics in business.
A light lunch will be available and admission is free.
To reserve a seat for the event, contact Jerry Lovejoy at 720-201-6026.
More information is available at www.goldenrotary.org/ethics.
Wildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community.
Become a wildfire safety hero! Begin your journey towards wildfire preparedness by getting involved or organizing a wildfire safety project on May 4, 2019. Contact the Golden Fire Department at (303) 384-8094, or follow Golden Fire Rescue on FaceBook at Facebook.com/GoldenCOFire.
Chat with your District One and District Two City Councilors, Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves, during the May Coffee with a Councilor event at 3 p.m. in the Safe Room at Cafe 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. This is a great opportunity discuss any issue related to the “good of Golden.”
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best – cruise! This is Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
The Historic Preservation Board has a number of responsibilities regarding the preservation and upkeep of Golden’s many historic sites.
The Board meets on the first Monday evening of each month in public hearing at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Study sessions may be scheduled the third Monday of each month.
To see agendas, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings, please visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.
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.
May 11, 2019 is the 27th annual Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, when postal workers all over the country collect food from patrons on their routes and deliver those contributions to local community food banks.
To participate, simply put non-perishable food in a sack next to your mailbox in the morning and your donation will be collected and used to help fellow Golden residents in need.