Golden City Council to meet Thursday, Dec. 15 on proposed Jefferson Parkway issue but vote on proposed agreement has been postponed
Dec. 13, 2011 — The Golden City Council’s special meeting on the Jefferson Parkway issue will take as place as previously announced this Thursday (Dec. 15) but the Council will not vote on the proposed agreement with Arvada, Jefferson County, the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Although the elements of the agreement have been outlined (see latest summary below or attached) the final language of a legal pact is still being drafted by attorneys representing the various entities.
As a result, the City Council’s Thursday meeting will become a community briefing and update on the issue. The city will discuss the status of the agreement and will take public comment on it. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 911 10th Street in Golden.
“Because the language of the proposed agreement hasn’t been finalized, we’ll postpone a vote until that document is available for careful review by Golden citizens and the City Council,” said Golden Mayor Jacob Smith. “But we encourage citizens who want to learn more about this or want to share their views to attend Thursday’s meeting.”
The City will announce the date for the City Council vote on the agreement as soon as that’s scheduled. There will be public comment at that meeting as well. The very latest information will be posted when it becomes available at CityofGolden.net and GetTheFactsGolden.org. Citizens who want to receive updates on this issue by email should fill out the form at GetTheFactsGolden.org.
Transportation and Mitigation Agreement
|December 12, 2011 In an effort to collaboratively address regional transportation and mitigation needs representatives of the City of Golden, the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, Jefferson Public Parkway Highway Authority (JPPHA), and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), are recommending to their governing bodies a proposed agreement that: