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Goldenites have long expressed their love and commitment to our community and a sincere willingness to chip in to achieve common goals. This positive attitude and commitment to each other has been evident in volunteer efforts, non-profit organization programs and municipal projects and efforts for many years. As we progress into the next few years, some of the community are asking themselves what more we can and should be doing to make the community an even better place to live, work, and play. We may question whether we are achieving the community we

*Read the latest Task Force report!

Goldenites have long expressed their love and commitment to our community and a sincere willingness to chip in to achieve common goals. This positive attitude and commitment to each other has been evident in volunteer efforts, non-profit organization programs and municipal projects and efforts for many years. As we progress into the next few years, some of the community are asking themselves what more we can and should be doing to make the community an even better place to live, work, and play. We may question whether we are achieving the community we strive for, or is there more to accomplish? Are we so committed to the Golden Vision 2030 principles and community values that we will commit additional time, talent, and resources to achieve our community goals?

The Golden City Council has posed these questions to the community and is ready to direct policy and resource allocation decisions according to the community’s wishes. Our current reality in 2017, however, is that while the City can continue providing high quality municipal services and can maintain our physical infrastructure and make small to moderate investments in community improvements, a quick review of the community plans and visions developed over the past ten to fifteen years shows that the recommendations embedded in Golden Vision 2030 and the associated community and neighborhood plans would require tens of millions of dollars to implement. As a result, City Council is asking all Goldenites to join together to review some of the types of community amenities, enhancements, and improvements proposed in recent years to see if there is true community support to seek to realize some or all of these enhancements.

The Golden Vision Investment Forums and this discussion forum will continue to raise these questions in the coming months and provide an ongoing discussion opportunity for all of the community. Please check back often to see what your neighbors are saying about how best to achieve our community visions.

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  • Two questions: Is there a detailed Sustainability and Energy plan available? I saw some published goals on having 50% of energy from renewables in 10 years and 20% reduction in energy consumption, but curious if there are detailed plans to achieve these goals? Also, has Golden ever considered making Washington Street downtown a walking mall? Thanks, Lem Tingley

    lemtingley asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for the questions.  The City's Community Sustainability Advisory Board is updating projections and plans regarding what it will take to reach the energy goals you mentioned, as well as other sustainability goals.  The energy goals will be the most difficult to achieve and the plan will show what would be necessary, when updated later this year.    Please keep in touch on this critical issue.

    The idea of removing vehicle traffic from Washington Avenue comes up on occasion, but has never been considered because there are only two streets downtown that cross Clear Creek and therefore no other good alternative routes for vehicles.