Golden City Council On the Record

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Golden City Council voted on the following legislation during its June 13 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Behm, District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves, District 2 Councilor Marcie Miller, Ward 1 Councilor Marcia Claxton, Ward 3 Bob Vermeulen, and Ward 4 Councilor Bill Fisher.

Hearing set for growth ordinance change

As part of the council’s consent calendar, the council members voted 7-0 to set a public hearing date of July 11 regarding proposed changes to the city’s 1-percent growth ordinance.

The proposed changes include an end to senior housing exemptions in 2014 while adding more flexibility for potential developers in proximity to the new light rail station.

Downtown Development Authority

As part of the consent agenda, the council gave unanimous approval to set a public hearing at their July 11 council meeting to finalize the language of the two Downtown Development Authority proposals to place on November 2013 ballot. The first proposal will establish the DDA, if passed by voters. The second proposal would enable a property tax of “up to five mills” on properties within the authority’s boundaries.

Councilor Behm said anyone, particularly those who own property or a business in the downtown area, should pay close attention to the process.

CDOT agreement signing

Council was also given the news that their long-fought effort to reach an agreement with CDOT would be the subject of a public signing ceremony at the Golden City Council’s July 11 meeting.

The agreement with CDOT formalizes long-term plans for U.S. Highway 6 and Highway 93.

The next council meeting is 6:30 p.m. July 11, at Golden City Hall.