Golden’s mayor made a strategic mistake last winter when he proposed that Golden accept a compromise with the County Commissioners regarding the ill-conceived toll road north of town.
The compromise was that if Golden dropped its opposition to the toll road, it would receive planning money for a grade separated intersection at 19th Street & Hwy 6. The strategic mistake was giving Goldenites a couple months to realize what a bad deal it was.
So now, after “negotiating” for a better deal following the City Council’s unanimous rejection of that compromise, Mayor Jacob Smith is giving the Council just one week to approve a revised deal which ignores virtually all the demands of that Council resolution in February.
I’ve said it before — to the annoyance of fellow Realtors — and I’ll say it again. Building the toll road serves no valid transportation purpose, as numerous CDOT-paid studies have proven. It is solely a means of promoting the kind of over-development that enriches developers and creates the kind of congestion which has spoiled other sectors of the metro area.
Join me at the Council meeting at 7 pm this Thursday and speak out against this corrupt proposal.