April 28, 2017

What’s Happening in Golden

August 9, City Council Business Meeting and Study Session
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda includes appointment to the Golden Urban Renewal Authority, a resolution in support of funding measures for Jeffco schools, amendments to the Rooney Road Sports Complex and recycling center agreements with Jefferson County, a presentation to City Council by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Golden’s Economic Future, GURA’s quarterly report to City Council, and a discussion about the creation of a Downtown Development Task Force. City Council is meeting with Colorado School of Mines representatives for dinner before the official meeting starts. You can review the complete agenda, download the packet, and watch the live screencast, all on the city’s website.

August 10, Movies & Music in the Park
The next Movies & Music in the Park event features Dwight Mark at 7pm followed by The Muppet Movie at about 8:30. If the weather holds, you’ll find Movies & Music in the Park on 17, as well (with Tommy & the Tangerines and the movie Dolphin Tale).

August 11, Golden Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from 8am – 1pm through October 6. If you haven’t been down yet this year, you’ll find it’s even bigger and better than last year.

August 18-19, Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden’s premier art fest – the Golden Fine Arts Festival – runs all weekend long on 11th Street alongside the Clear Creek History Park.

August 23, City Council Business Meeting
City Hall at 7 p.m. You can review the agenda about a week before the meeting, and you can watch the live screencast, all on the city’s website.

August 25, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Golden is hosting the start of Stage 6 of this year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Just like last year, Golden is hosting a bunch of great events all weekend, including the “King of the Mountain” Lookout Mountain Hill Climb, the Taste of Golden block party, the movie Breaking Away at the Lions Park ballfields, and more.

August 28, Golden Cruise
The Golden Cruise is always the last Tuesday of the month, which means the next one is August 28. The action starts at Woody’s in downtown Golden at around 5:30pm with beer, free bike tune-ups, and plenty of frivolity. The Cruise starts at around 7pm.

September 1, Coffee With a Councilor
For folks living in the southern half of Golden, this is a chance to hear and ask questions of Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves and other members of the City Council representing your part of town.

September 1, Golden Super Cruise
The Golden Super Cruise is cruising’ this summer, with official festivities running from 5-9pm. This is Golden’s car cruiser classic (not to be confused with the Golden Cruise, our bike cruiser event). There is one more Super Cruise evening scheduled for October 6.

September 7, First Friday Street Fair
Golden’s First Friday Street Fair continues in September. You’ll find inexpensive food, beer, music, kid-friendly entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more in historic downtown Golden from 5 – 10pm.

Two good websites for looking up other events in town are the city’s community calendar and Golden.com.

Radio Golden #7: Councilor Bill Fisher, Keller property development, East Downtown plan, and more

Listen to (or download) Radio Golden Episode #7.
Curious about how City Council is doing so far this year? Want to know how City Council and staff are getting along? Been wondering about renewable energy, creating jobs in Golden, GURA, or downtown development? Council Fisher covered all of this ground and more today on Radio Golden. We also spent some time exploring the implications of the proposed Keller property development and the status of the East Downtown plan.

Radio Golden Episode #3: the Beltway Lawsuit, Jeffco’s Emergency Notification System, Downtown Liquor Licenses, and More

Radio Golden Episode #3 features an interview with the executive director of one of the environmental groups suing the federal government to stop the proposed toll highway north of Golden. We also cover Jeffco’s emergency notification system, Golden’s Community Wildfire Community Protection Plan, downtown Golden liquor licenses (and especially outdoor seating), and more. Check out the main podcast (Episode #3) and check out the extended interview with Josh Pollock.

An Economic History of Golden

A little side project: tracking Golden’s economic history. Google has a very cool tool called Gapminder (which they bought from the remarkable Hans Rosling) that’s ideal for displaying complex data over time. Based on a simple dataset (sales and use tax generated by commercial district in Golden, total sales and use tax, and total general fund revenus), and with some help from someone savvier than I at databases and code, and with help getting the data from Golden’s rock star Finance Director Jeff Hansen, I created a visualization of change over time in the importance of each sales district to Golden’s overall economic health.

The visualization shows how Golden’s commercial districts have changed in relative economic importance over time between 1994 and 2009. It’s pretty simplistic because of the data I had to work with, and because the city’s overall sales and use tax revenues track pretty closely to overall general fund revenues the bubbles all move in a very linear fashion over time. But even this very simple visualization shows some interesting things, like the change in importance of outside dollars, the rise of South Golden Road, the rise of Corporate Center, and the relative stability of Downtown Golden as an economic center over time.

I couldn’t figure out how to make the visualization itself accessible on the web, so I created a screencast showing each of the elements. The screencast first shows you the normal Gapminder display, which is very cool. Then it shows you the underlying line graph. Finally, it shows you two versions of the bar graph visualization. The entire video is about sixty seconds long.

You could do some really interesting things with these data and this display, like swapping out either the x- or y-axis with other data like the number of business licenses in each district in that year or the overall city population (which has grown steadily at times and unevenly at other times), treating sales tax and use tax independently from one another, or tons of other approaches that I haven’t thought of. You’d probably see some different and interesting relationships.

This little project underscores the value of making the city’s data as readily available to community members as possible. It’s trickier than you might think, since much of it isn’t digital and isn’t stored in the most accessible manner, but the city has a lot of data that might be of interest or of use to community members, and there are tons of people in Golden cleverer and more skilled than I at doing interesting things with data, so I’m hoping City Council and city staff will start looking for more ways to push these datasets out and see what folks come up with.

The August Street Fair/First Friday/Movies & Music in the Park/Rescheduled Fireworks

Let it never be said that nothing happens in Golden during the summer. If you tried to attend even half of the great community events during the summer you’d need to take time off in the autumn to catch your breath. The First Friday Street Fair seemed even larger than last month (and the music was a little quieter as well), and it was amazing how many people made their way to Lions Park for fireworks and The Princess Bride. A great night in Golden.

A Goldenite who follows my Twitter feed, Mike Howard, sent me a link to a video he shot of the finale, as well.

The August Street Fair/First Friday/Movies & Music in the Park/Rescheduled Fireworks

Let it never be said that nothing happens in Golden during the summer. If you tried to attend even half of the great community events during the summer you’d need to take time off in the autumn to catch your breath. The First Friday Street Fair seemed even larger than last month (and the music was a little quieter as well), and it was amazing how many people made their way to Lions Park for fireworks and The Princess Bride. A great night in Golden.

A Goldenite who follows my Twitter feed, Mike Howard, sent me a link to a video he shot of the finale, as well.

Golden's Good Economic News

May sales tax in Golden (collected in June) was up 3% (compared to a 6% decline during May of last year). Our year-to-date numbers are up by about the same amount (compared to a 10% decline year-to-date during the same period last year). Downtown Golden saw a substantial increase of more than 7%, and Corporate Center (where Home Depot and Kohls are) and North Golden both saw significant increases as well. Another favorable sign is that spending at restaurants – a good sign of consumer confidence – went up by more than 7%. We seem to be on the road (albeit a slow road) to economic recovery.

Golden’s Good Economic News

May sales tax in Golden (collected in June) was up 3% (compared to a 6% decline during May of last year). Our year-to-date numbers are up by about the same amount (compared to a 10% decline year-to-date during the same period last year). Downtown Golden saw a substantial increase of more than 7%, and Corporate Center (where Home Depot and Kohls are) and North Golden both saw significant increases as well. Another favorable sign is that spending at restaurants – a good sign of consumer confidence – went up by more than 7%. We seem to be on the road (albeit a slow road) to economic recovery.

Summer Street Projects Underway

12th Street looking east last week.

If you were downtown last week, you may have noticed the 12th St. project (between Washington and Ford). Projects like these are always a hassle, especially for the businesses on those streets, but the payoff – a street in great shape – is worth the trouble. In this case, we expected the contractor to have to remove a bunch of old concrete and other material probably left behind from the old interurban railroad, but it turned out we were able to leave it in place, dramatically shortening the length of the project. The bad news is that the contractor failed to achieve adequate asphalt compaction of much of the north half of the road, so they’ll need to come back in the fall (after our summer events season) and redo it at no additional cost to taxpayers.

The bridge over Tucker Gulch is moving along well but is also a significant hassle for residents in that part of town. What was intended to be a simple bridge repair project turned into a major reconstruction project when we found more serious problems with the bridge structure than we expected. We’ve had plenty of thoughtful suggestions about how to manage traffic and closures on the bridge, but unfortunately the very best option we’ve been able to come up with is the one we are employing now: allowing only westbound traffic on the bridge. Everything else either creates a huge safety hazard or even more disruption to neighborhood residents. The good news is that they are making good progress and expect to be done within a few weeks, and even though the detour for eastbound folks is a hassle it only adds about four minutes to the drive. The bridge was built in 1966, and once this project is complete we should get another fifty years of life out of it.

New Biz Signs and Recycling Bins Arrive in Downtown Golden

The SE corner of Washington and 12th.

If you’ve been in downtown Golden today you may have noticed the newest streetscape feature: the new recycling bins and business directional signs are in. It may take a little while before all the signs and all the final touches are installed, but even before they receive their final polish they look great. We are hoping they will help draw traffic to our off-Avenue merchants, help reduce the clutter of sidewalk signs, and make recycling easy for downtown visitors and residents.

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