2025-2026 Biennial Budget Process

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The City of Golden is starting the 2025-2026 biennial budget process and would like your input to ensure that our priorities match up with community expectations.

A significant portion of the City’s budget is always allocated to ensure our existing infrastructure is maintained, the city remains safe, accessible and growth is managed. That spending is reflected on (among other things) public safety, community development, water services, street repair, snow plowing and park maintenance.

Additionally, the City has added a greater focus on quality of life initiatives and meeting the goals of the City’s Strategic Action Plan.

The City would like your input on the projects and initiatives currently planned in support of the Strategic Action Plan priorities (listed below in alphabetical order).

  • Air Quality
  • Arts and Culture Master Plan
  • Bike/Pedestrian Long Range Plan
  • Broadband/Fiber Plan
  • City Resiliency/Emergency Management Preparedness
  • Community Affordability/Housing
  • Community Safety
  • Creek Strategies
  • Diversity
  • Economic Development
  • Fire Department Stability and Long-Term Sustainability
  • Heart of Golden Municipal Facility and Creek Corridor Improvements
  • Net Zero Energy Codes
  • Noise Mitigation
  • Open Space Planning
  • Ore Cart/Downtown Mobility
  • Park Upgrades
  • Parking
  • Recreation Programs
  • Regional Homelessness Projects
  • Rental and Food Assistance Programs
  • Senior Living/Outreach/Services
  • Speed Management
  • Sustainability
  • Traffic Calming
  • Wildfire Mitigation

Are there items missing from the list that should be included for consideration? Are there any items you would like to emphasize as higher or lower priority? Please provide input below.

The City of Golden is starting the 2025-2026 biennial budget process and would like your input to ensure that our priorities match up with community expectations.

A significant portion of the City’s budget is always allocated to ensure our existing infrastructure is maintained, the city remains safe, accessible and growth is managed. That spending is reflected on (among other things) public safety, community development, water services, street repair, snow plowing and park maintenance.

Additionally, the City has added a greater focus on quality of life initiatives and meeting the goals of the City’s Strategic Action Plan.

The City would like your input on the projects and initiatives currently planned in support of the Strategic Action Plan priorities (listed below in alphabetical order).

  • Air Quality
  • Arts and Culture Master Plan
  • Bike/Pedestrian Long Range Plan
  • Broadband/Fiber Plan
  • City Resiliency/Emergency Management Preparedness
  • Community Affordability/Housing
  • Community Safety
  • Creek Strategies
  • Diversity
  • Economic Development
  • Fire Department Stability and Long-Term Sustainability
  • Heart of Golden Municipal Facility and Creek Corridor Improvements
  • Net Zero Energy Codes
  • Noise Mitigation
  • Open Space Planning
  • Ore Cart/Downtown Mobility
  • Park Upgrades
  • Parking
  • Recreation Programs
  • Regional Homelessness Projects
  • Rental and Food Assistance Programs
  • Senior Living/Outreach/Services
  • Speed Management
  • Sustainability
  • Traffic Calming
  • Wildfire Mitigation

Are there items missing from the list that should be included for consideration? Are there any items you would like to emphasize as higher or lower priority? Please provide input below.

Feedback & Ideas

Are there items missing from the list that should be included for consideration? Are there any items you would like to emphasize as higher or lower priority? We want to hear from you!

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Would love to see an overhaul to the Heritage Rd/6th Ave intersection. Cars regularly travel well over 55MPH coming through that intersection. Long lights, bikers everywhere on the road, etc. some sort of bridge system like what we have off 19th would help a ton with traffic and more importantly safety.

Philsantucci33 about 1 month ago

More Street lights at North Columbine Street.

torrenjoy about 1 month ago

More roundabouts (Iowa & Washington), fewer traffic lights, sync traffic lights so that we aren't sitting at the lights at 10th, 12th, and 13th and traffic can flow through downtown.
Reduce water usage on city property, create a program to work with HOAs to reduce their water usage, their is hesitancy to change sprinkler systems with the new water regulations.
Build the G Line as close to Ford Street as possible with the upcoming Clayworks project.
Don't build noise walls, they are generally ineffective and ugly.

aphilipson about 1 month ago

Missing from the list: Maintaining landscaping in public right-of-ways (beyond Washington Ave in downtown).

Most city residents do a great job at maintaining their private property with good landscaping that includes keeping planter beds weed free and mulched each season. The city does a poor job at maintaining the planter beds in medians, round-abouts, and other right-of-way areas. Mulch should not be a once every 10 years addition to a planter bed. Lets have some pride and keep our city looking like we care.

JT20 about 1 month ago

Please prioritize traffic calming and speed enforcement, especially in the vicinity of schools, pedestrian areas, and bike lanes.

tony.shouse about 1 month ago
Page last updated: 19 Jun 2024, 10:03 PM