Golden Election Update & City News (hint: Budget time!)

William BilFish Fisher
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Election Reminder: Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2021
Ballots Mailed Friday, October 8thNew to Golden? 

Register to vote here by October 28th to receive a mail ballot.

A positive Vision. Neighborhood Values.Visit WilliamFisher.com
Happy October!

I hope this finds you enjoying the beautiful Fall weather this weekend!

The cooler weather is also a sign of upcoming November elections, and I have enjoyed meeting Golden residents and business owners to better understand and be able to represent our priorities on City Council. I look forward to continuing with a positive vision and neighborhood values.

Please note the following two opportunities to meet myself and other candidates for all the wards for Golden City Council. 

Candidate Forum
Wednesday October 13th from 6-8pm at City Hall, 911 10th Street, hosted by Leadership Golden Alumni Association.

Coffee with Candidates
Sunday October 17th from 10-11am at Lions Park East Pavilion. Rain or shine, meet the candidates and enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation.Ward 4 Golden PrioritiesRead my thoughts in the October Informer about neighborhood values and community vision – and work to be done.

Learn about all candidates running for City Council

Election Issues for Golden and ColoradoGolden voters asked to weigh in on two major ballot measures referred by City Council. 

2A & 2B – Retail marijuana. This is a two-part measure asking Golden Residents about allowing Recreational Marijuana shops in Golden (2A), and whether we should collect an excise tax to be spent on public health measures for our community (2B). 

2C – Lodging Tax: City Council has referred a measure to ask visitors to help pay for all the amenities they use and enjoy, which currently are paid for by Golden residents. The actual language reads that funds “SHALL BE APPLIED TO ADDRESS VISITOR IMPACTS AND FUND COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS…”

Endorsements: Yes on 2C Lodging TaxGolden City Council has unanimously endorsed a Yes Vote on 2C for Golden. As a Golden resident I am also endorsing this initiative to help offset visitor impacts and manage crowding and cleanup along Clear Creek and downtown.Colorado State Blue Book

I’ll share more election ballot thoughts in a future newsletter.Read the Blue Book

JeffCo / Golden Ballot Issues

Golden voters are being asked about two major issues: Recreational Marijuana stores and a Lodging Tax.

Review the Golden Ballot
I’ll have more information on these ballot measures through the annual voter guide that I’ll share in mid October.I respect the trust that has been placed in me to represent residents of Ward 4.

With your continued support, I remain committed to achieving results for you and all Golden residents.

The more engaged we are, the better we will be – I want to hear from you!Please considering forwarding this newsletter with a neighbor and suggest they sign up by visiting WilliamFisher.com. Have thoughts to share? Email me or contact me at 303.588.3389.

Bill Fisher, RN
Ward 4 City Councilor
Golden, Colorado

City Updates
Join me tomorrow from 11am – 4pm for Golden History Museum’s first Autumn Fest!
Located in the downtown History Museum and Park along Clear Creek.Free Family Activitiesincredible chalk arthourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show)4-H petting zoocraft stationsBIG TRUCKS (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)costumed Civil War interpretationkarate demonstrationhands-on paper-making stationOther FunWesternaires pony rides ($3 per ride)CODA Brewing Company beer garden

City Council October NewsIt’s Budget season!
City Council has already reviewed the annual CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) budgets twice in September and will continue our review in October.

Upcoming agenda items include:
Community Garden Contract Renewal (Oct 12th)
Healthy Beverages for Kids Discussion (Oct 19th)
Budget: CIP discussed at two different meetings so far.Operating Budget review is up next, discussion slated for both Oct 19th and 26th. Both budgets will be reviewed again in November
Clear Creek Management Update (Oct 26th)
Strategic Action Plan Q3 progress (Oct 26th)

Covid-19 Vaccine Update
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been officially approved by the FDA. There are many walk-in clinics and vaccination sites available around Golden. Booster shots are recommended for certain people with immune or other health issues.
State of ColoradoWhere to get vaccinated
JeffCo Public HealthCOVID-19 case count and vaccine info
Vaccine Spotter: www.vaccinespotter.org/CO/
JeffCo Public Health Vaccine Clinic information 
Mobility Issues? Check here for Denver regional resources.

State of CO voice hotline: 1-877-268-2926, staffed 24hrs a day.And thanks to everyone in Golden for staying safe! Wear masks when appropriate, continue physical distancing, recreate outdoors and use good hand hygiene.

Feedback?Email bill@williamfisher.com and visit www.WilliamFisher.com for regular updates and to communicate your thoughts, ideas and concerns.Copyright (C) 2021 Bill Fisher for Golden Ward 4. All rights reserved.Update Preferences | Unsubscribe