May 25, 2019

City Council Packets Now Online

In both of my City Council campaigns and during my year on Council I’ve pushed for and supported efforts to make city government more transparent and more accessible to people in the community. The latest step is the posting of the complete City Council meeting packets online on the city’s web site. The packets include all of the proposed resolutions and ordinances plus all the background material that City Councilors get every week. They are frequently lengthy, often 5 to 6 MB (meaning long download times unless you have a very fast connection). Packets are scheduled to be posted the Friday evening before the following City Council meeting.

Also, in April we begin a trial program of taping and broadcasting City Council meetings. I have no idea what that will be like but it’s something that I and others on Council have long supported and I look forward to the experiment. Both study sessions and regular City Council meetings will air live on Comcast channel 8, and web casts will be available on the Saturday following the meeting at www.cityofgolden.net.

If you have any questions or suggestions about improving citizen access to City documents, you can each call the City Clerk’s office (303) 384-8015 or let me know.