Facilities Study Task Force

The Facilities Study Task Force is working with the City’s architectural consultant and a staff steering committee to provide insight and feedback for the facilities study discussion.

Next community engagement is April 30-May 23. Click here to learn more.

Task Force Members

  • Gillian Rosenquist, Council Member, Chair
  • Andy Johnson,
    Planning Commission
  • Sara Barrow
  • Karen Boehne
  • Gary Cohen
  • Marc Meirovitz
  • Becky Sanders
  • Cameron Selmer
  • Kathryn Simpson
  • Brian Smith
  • Tierre Webter

Meeting Day & Time

  • When: 3:30–5:30 pm, third Tuesday of each month
  • Where: Via Cisco WebEx

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Facilities Study Task Force will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meeting instructions will be available here when the agenda is posted.

  • To monitor the meeting on Webex, call +1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 177 317 3818.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or webexsupport@goldenvalleymn.gov.
  • If you incur costs calling in to the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.
  • Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas and minutes are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next PC meeting.

2020–2021 Meetings

+ Membership

The Task Force is comprised of 10 stakeholders, including:.

  • property owners and renters from different geographic locations within the city with diverse backgrounds and ages and varied tenure in the community
  • business community members representing a large employer, a small business, and an institution or non-profit
  • one City Council and one Planning Commission representative to chair the Task Force and provide a land use perspective.
  • at-large members who do not meet the above criteria or fit into one of the categories but who provide a unique and valuable perspective to the discussion

+ Guiding Principles

  • Establish a framework for long-term development with defined thresholds for periodic investment.
  • Demonstrate to the public the value of each of the key City services.
  • Integrate Golden Valley’s vision, values, and mission into project planning principles.
  • Increase equity in service delivery and in Golden Valley civic workplaces.
  • Use a transparent, well-documented process with open communication, community, and stakeholder dialogue.
  • Demonstrate planning that fulfills City goals for sustainability, resilience, and water and energy efficiency.

+ Goals & Objectives

  • Develop a long-term plan for developing new facilities, relocating public works, and to potentially open a portion of the current site to private investment.
  • Balance implementation with debt management.
  • Build on the guidance of the Downtown Study for development of the NE Quadrant.
  • Keep City Hall downtown to support civic, social, and business activity.
  • Address critical space deficiencies and accommodate projected evolutions of operations and service delivery.
  • Explore co-locations for efficiency, value, and impact.
  • Facilitate Fire Department transition from three-station paid on-call model to a two-station duty crew model for 24/7 service to address facility, operational, and safety deficiencies.
  • Provide support and training spaces to enhance Police Department processing, operations, preparedness, and community outreach.
  • Consolidate Public Works into a single location off site from the Civic Campus to improve efficiency, accommodate contemporary vehicles and equipment, and facilitate service delivery.
  • Establish clear thresholds for phased investment and implementation, prioritized for near-term critical issues and aligned with the long-term vision.
  • Integrate community and stakeholder outreach to inform project goals and priorities.