Golden continues negotiations on issues related to proposed Jefferson Parkway

Golden continues negotiations on issues related to proposed Jefferson Parkway

Dec. 21, 2011 — Golden representatives will continue to negotiate with officials from Arvada, Jefferson County, the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) on issues related to the proposed Jefferson Parkway and related transportation improvements.

There is no meeting scheduled for this Thursday and there is no set timeline for making a decision at this point.  The City of Golden is still negotiating measures to ensure that Golden is protected well into the future.

The negotiations were convened earlier this year by Governor John Hickenlooper and CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt in an effort to resolve a long-running conflict between neighboring jurisdictions.

“The negotiations are taking longer than we originally anticipated but it would be a mistake to read anything into that,” said Golden Mayor Jacob Smith.  “Golden continues to participate in a spirit of good faith while working to ensure that adequate protections for Golden citizens exist in any final agreement.”

“Ultimately, any agreement would have to be approved by City Council and we’ll provide Golden citizens with as much notice as possible if a Council vote is scheduled,” Smith added. “The Council would be voting on a legal document that reflects the agreement and we would distribute any such document publicly before taking a City Council vote.”

More details will be posted to CityofGolden.net and GetTheFactsGolden.org as they become available. Golden citizens who aren’t currently receiving emails with the latest information but want to receive those updates should fill out the form on the homepage at GetTheFactsGolden.org.

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