New city councilmembers looking forward to solving challenges, collaborating

Laura Weinberg elected mayor, JJ Trout to represent District 1

Posted 11/12/19
Beginning in 2020, Laura Weinberg is looking forward to using the gavel at Golden City Council meetings. But she is also looking forward to tackling some of the community’s issues. A few of these …

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New city councilmembers looking forward to solving challenges, collaborating

Laura Weinberg elected mayor, JJ Trout to represent District 1

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Beginning in 2020, Laura Weinberg is looking forward to using the gavel at Golden City Council meetings.

But she is also looking forward to tackling some of the community’s issues. A few of these are land use, housing, growth and transportation, Weinberg said.

“Next year, I will ask council to develop a strategic plan for the city so all staff, boards, commissions and community members are working towards the same objectives over the next four years,” Weinberg said.

On Nov. 5, voters elected Weinberg to replace Mayor Major Sloan who is term limited. Weinberg garnered 51.7% of the votes in the mayoral race against the other mayoral candidate Don Cameron.

In District 1 to replace Saoirse Charis-Graves, JJ Trout got 57.7% of the vote, compared to Kim Brock’s 42.3%.

Casey Brown, the incumbent for District 2, ran unopposed and garnered 2,911 votes.

Weinberg, Trout and Brown will serve Golden City Council alongside current members Rob Reed, Paul Haseman and Jim Dale.

“I’ve enjoyed working collaboratively with my fellow city councilors to get all of our best ideas and thoughts together to address the challenges Golden faces,” Brown said. “I’m looking forward to continuing the work we started and making progress on certain issues.”

Brown mentioned some of the same community issues as Weinberg — the proposed civic center, addressing growth and development and addressing Golden’s “pressing transportation challenges.”

Trout added that in addition to working solutions to some of these issues, she is looking forward to bringing “unique community values and ideas together to create neighborhoods that promote health, happiness and well-being for everyone.”

“Because relationships are what make change, I want to start there,” Trout said. “Let’s find better ways to connect, understand what matters and collaborate on the best solutions for Golden.”

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