October 20, 2018

City Council’s Retreat: Setting the Agenda for 2012-2013

The first priority on City Council's list for 2012-2013 is supporting Golden's schools and libraries.


The Golden City Council held its biannual retreat earlier in February, focusing on their work plan for the next two years. They identified nine general areas they want to focus on: (1) supporting Golden’s schools and libraries; (2) improving public space; (3) promoting a healthy community; (4) moving the ball forward on key transportation issues; (5) strengthening Golden’s neighborhoods; (6) fostering a strong relationship with Colorado School of Mines; (7) supporting a strong economy; (8) improving on the city’s capital improvement plan; and (9) meeting the city’s sustainability goals. It’s a great list but also a pretty expansive one, and I’m looking forward to learning more about how Council is planning to prioritize among those goals.

Three City Board Openings: Parks, Planning, & Sustainability

Three important city boards have openings, and they both represent great opportunities for Golden residents to play a role in shaping Golden’s future. The Planning Commission generally has responsibility for carefully reviewing land use proposals – rezonings, site plans, and other issues – and making recommendations to City Council about final decisions. The Planning Commission recommendations carry a great deal of weight with City Council, so this board plays an important role in shaping how land use occurs in Golden.  In addition, they are playing a major role in writing the new Comprehensive Plan for Golden, work on three neighborhood plans, and infill development issues.  This opening is for an alternate position that runs through January 2014.  The alternate is a full member of the PlanningCommission except that he or she only votes if someone else is absent.  In practice I think this means that the alternate plays a significant role.  The application deadline is 5 p.m. on February 24.   Learn more information about the application process and about the Planning Commission.

 

The Sustainability Advisory Board serves as the steward of Golden’s ten-year Sustainability Initiative.  Their responsibility is to guide our efforts to accomplish our ambitious ten-year sustainability goals on water use, energy use and renewable energy, solid waste disposal, and other long-term sustainability issues.  The opening is for a term that ends in February 2012 (after which you could apply to be reappointed).  The application deadline is 5 p.m. on February 23.  You can download the application and learn more on the city’s web site, and you can learn more about the board itself on their web page.

 

Finally, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has openings coming up as well.  Their role is to advise the PlanningCommission and City Council on the development and growth of our parks and recreational facilities within the city, and there is a lot going on: wrapping up the Clear Creek Master Plan, working on improvements to existing parks, new neighborhood parks, open space issues, and a master plan for the Tony Grampsas park as well.  The application deadline is March 30 at 5 p.m.   Learn more about the board and download the application.

Jacob's Golden Update: October 18, 2007

This edition of Jacob’s Golden Update takes a look at next steps for the Golden Sustainability Initiative. We also talk about the future of the Golden Ridge area. Finally, some news from the campaign trail. Thanks for taking a look.

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Jacob’s Golden Update: October 18, 2007

This edition of Jacob’s Golden Update takes a look at next steps for the Golden Sustainability Initiative. We also talk about the future of the Golden Ridge area. Finally, some news from the campaign trail. Thanks for taking a look.

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