October 19, 2017

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.

“Ethics in Business” Luncheon, City Council Agenda, and Other Upcoming Events

April 12, Ethics in Business Luncheon
It’s at the Denver Marriott West from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You’ll find more info about the event on the Rotary Club of Golden website.

April 12, City Council Business Meeting
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda includes awarding the utilities replacement bid, several proclamations, interviews for appointments to the Golden Urban Renewal Authority board, a couple of ordinances dealing with sidewalk seating and liquor licenses, first reading on an ordinance that would require licenses for retailers selling non-cigarette tobacco products, landscaping requirements for commercial and multifamily properties, and awarding this round of i-Neighborhood Matching Grants. Download the agenda and the entire City Council packet.

April 13, “The Two of Us” opens at Miners Alley
The new Miners Alley play runs through May 20.

April 14, Coffee With a Councilor
You’ll find City Councilors from District 1 (South Golden), including Saoirse Charis-Graves and maybe others as well at Read, Write and Brew starting at 9 a.m. It’s a great informal opportunity to chat with your City Council representatives about the pedestrian bridge over U.S. 6, the South Neighborhoods Plan, or whatever else is on your mind.

April 18, One Book One Golden Event
One Book One Golden: An event with Craig Barnes, the author of “Growing Up True.” 7 p.m. at Foss Auditorium (American Mountaineering Center).

April 21, Golden Town Hall Meeting
This town hall meeting (every third Saturday) is hosted by Golden’s state legislators. It runs from 10-11:30 a.m. at Golden City Hall.

May 5-6, Golden Golden Community Pride Days
The city provides a free opportunity for community members to dispose of rubbish, construction materials, scrap metal, tires, electronics, untreated lumber, and brush and tree limbs. The Informer includes a coupon good for one curbside appliance pickup. For hazardous materials you’ll need to make arrangements with the Rooney Road Recycling Center. For details, check out the Golden Community Pride Days website.

E-Days and Other Upcoming Events

The ore cart pull ... all the way from Golden to the State Capitol.

March 29-31, Colorado School of Mines E-Days
You’ll find details about the ore cart pull and all of the other E-Day events on CSM’s website, but the fireworks show has been cancelled because of the fire ban and may get rescheduled for later in the year.

April 5, City Council Study Session
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda tentatively includes interviews for openings on the GURA board, a discussion about works plans for the Historic Preservation Board and the Economic Development Commission, and a discussion of the tobacco sales ordinance.

April 12, Ethics in Business Luncheon
It’s at the Denver Marriott West from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You’ll find more info about the event on the Rotary Club of Golden website.

April 12, City Council Business Meeting
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda tentatively includes awarding the utilities replacement bid, several proclamations and an award for the city’s Public Works Department, an ordinance on sidewalk seating, landscaping requirements for commercial and multifamily properties, and awarding this round of i-Neighborhood Matching Grants.

April 14, Coffee With a Councilor
You’ll find City Councilors from District 1 (South Golden), including Saoirse Charis-Graves and maybe others as well at Read, Write and Brew starting at 9 a.m. It’s a great informal opportunity to chat with your City Council representatives about the pedestrian bridge over U.S. 6, the South Neighborhoods Plan, or whatever else is on your mind.

April 18, One Book One Golden Event
One Book One Golden: An event with Craig Barnes, the author of “Growing Up True.” 7 p.m. at Foss Auditorium (American Mountaineering Center).

Jacob's Golden Update: Special "Remember to Vote" Edition

Jacob’s Golden Update: October 28, 2009

Special “Remember to Vote” Edition

If you haven’t received your ballot yet, call the Jefferson County Clerk immediately (303-271-8111) to get a replacement ballot.

If you have received your ballot but haven’t turned it in yet, there isn’t much time left.  Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.  I think you’ll be safe if you get your ballot in the mail by Friday, but after Friday I strongly recommend that you drop your ballot off.  There is a 24-hour ballot drop-off at the Jefferson County building – just follow the signs when you get there.  You can also drop your ballot off at Golden City Hall during regular business hours (and until 7 p.m. on Tuesday).

You can still watch one of the reruns of the City Council Candidates Forum on channel 8 or on the web.  It’s a great opportunity to see most of the candidates face to face (one of the exceptions was Councilor Mary Weaver, who showed up about forty minutes late, so she only answered some of the questions).

My endorsements: Marcia Claxton in Ward 1, Joe Behm in Ward 2, and Bill Fisher in Ward 4 (I didn’t weigh in on the Ward 3 race).

I’ve got a rundown on all the candidates and some background on why I’m endorsing each of these folks on my blog.

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A few other items of note:

  • The Golden Gem Cinema group – working to revive Golden’s local movie house at the American Mountaineering Center – had an organizing meeting last week and has another scheduled for tomorrow night (Thursday, October 29).  You’ll find them at the Foss Auditorium of the AMC (710 10th St. in Golden).  If you are interested in the idea, please consider filling out their Golden Cinema online survey.  It took me less than five minutes.  The Golden Urban Renewal Authority has some more information about the effort on their web site.
  • Don’t forget to set back your clock on Saturday night.  It’s also a good time to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • I had a bad link in my blog post about Paul Weyrich’s views on transit (“A Conservative Perspective on Transit”).  The link should work now.
  • Remember to vote!!

Other Upcoming Events

  • Halloween Crazy Days, October 30, 3 – 6 p.m.  This is the place to be if you’ve got kids wanting to trick or treat or if you are doing the trick-or-treating yourself.  You’ll find the excitement in Historic Downtown Golden this Friday (October 30) from 3-6pm.
  • Colorado Environmental Film Festival, November 5 – 9.  This terrific event is hosted once again by the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.  You’ll find details on their film festival web site.
  • First Friday, November 6.  Many of the downtown shops, stores, and restaurants stay open late, often with treats and specials.  You’ll also find entertainment and free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting).
  • Golden Civic Foundation Auction and Banquet, November 14.  This is the Civic Foundation’s 34th annual event, this year honoring graduates of Golden High School from the 1930s (“Then and Now”).  The silent auction starts at 5 followed by the dinner at 6:30 and the live auction at 8.  For more information call 303-278-9697 or visit the Civic Foundation website.

Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, November 5

Our next city council meeting includes both a regular business meeting and a regular study session on Thursday, November 5.  You can download the agenda and packet for that meeting (after Friday of this week) and review minutes and videos of previous City Council meetings on the city’s web site.  The agenda for the upcoming meeting includes the following issues:

  • Veteran’s Day Proclamation.
  • Updating our fire code and our building code.
  • An update presentation by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
  • An update presentation by the Sustainability Advisory Board.
  • A discussion of the Public Works Building renovation project.
  • A review of the proposed 2010 budget.

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Jacob Smith, Mayor
jsmith@cityofgolden.net
(303) 810-6017
www.SmithforGolden.org

Jacob’s Golden Update: Special “Remember to Vote” Edition

Jacob’s Golden Update: October 28, 2009

Special “Remember to Vote” Edition

If you haven’t received your ballot yet, call the Jefferson County Clerk immediately (303-271-8111) to get a replacement ballot.

If you have received your ballot but haven’t turned it in yet, there isn’t much time left.  Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.  I think you’ll be safe if you get your ballot in the mail by Friday, but after Friday I strongly recommend that you drop your ballot off.  There is a 24-hour ballot drop-off at the Jefferson County building – just follow the signs when you get there.  You can also drop your ballot off at Golden City Hall during regular business hours (and until 7 p.m. on Tuesday).

You can still watch one of the reruns of the City Council Candidates Forum on channel 8 or on the web.  It’s a great opportunity to see most of the candidates face to face (one of the exceptions was Councilor Mary Weaver, who showed up about forty minutes late, so she only answered some of the questions).

My endorsements: Marcia Claxton in Ward 1, Joe Behm in Ward 2, and Bill Fisher in Ward 4 (I didn’t weigh in on the Ward 3 race).

I’ve got a rundown on all the candidates and some background on why I’m endorsing each of these folks on my blog.

******

A few other items of note:

  • The Golden Gem Cinema group – working to revive Golden’s local movie house at the American Mountaineering Center – had an organizing meeting last week and has another scheduled for tomorrow night (Thursday, October 29).  You’ll find them at the Foss Auditorium of the AMC (710 10th St. in Golden).  If you are interested in the idea, please consider filling out their Golden Cinema online survey.  It took me less than five minutes.  The Golden Urban Renewal Authority has some more information about the effort on their web site.
  • Don’t forget to set back your clock on Saturday night.  It’s also a good time to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • I had a bad link in my blog post about Paul Weyrich’s views on transit (“A Conservative Perspective on Transit”).  The link should work now.
  • Remember to vote!!

Other Upcoming Events

  • Halloween Crazy Days, October 30, 3 – 6 p.m.  This is the place to be if you’ve got kids wanting to trick or treat or if you are doing the trick-or-treating yourself.  You’ll find the excitement in Historic Downtown Golden this Friday (October 30) from 3-6pm.
  • Colorado Environmental Film Festival, November 5 – 9.  This terrific event is hosted once again by the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.  You’ll find details on their film festival web site.
  • First Friday, November 6.  Many of the downtown shops, stores, and restaurants stay open late, often with treats and specials.  You’ll also find entertainment and free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting).
  • Golden Civic Foundation Auction and Banquet, November 14.  This is the Civic Foundation’s 34th annual event, this year honoring graduates of Golden High School from the 1930s (“Then and Now”).  The silent auction starts at 5 followed by the dinner at 6:30 and the live auction at 8.  For more information call 303-278-9697 or visit the Civic Foundation website.

Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, November 5

Our next city council meeting includes both a regular business meeting and a regular study session on Thursday, November 5.  You can download the agenda and packet for that meeting (after Friday of this week) and review minutes and videos of previous City Council meetings on the city’s web site.  The agenda for the upcoming meeting includes the following issues:

  • Veteran’s Day Proclamation.
  • Updating our fire code and our building code.
  • An update presentation by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
  • An update presentation by the Sustainability Advisory Board.
  • A discussion of the Public Works Building renovation project.
  • A review of the proposed 2010 budget.

**********

Jacob Smith, Mayor
jsmith@cityofgolden.net
(303) 810-6017
www.SmithforGolden.org